TU trails field in American Athletic Conference Championship

Lecanto, Fla. – The Tulsa men’s golf team is in ninth place following two rounds at the American Athletic Conference Championship. The Golden Hurricane struggled on day two for a score of 317 for a 36-hole total of 617 at the par-72 Quarry Course at Black Diamond Ranch.

As a team, the Hurricane shot 17 strokes over Sunday’s opening round 300 and fell back two places into ninth place.
 
Freshman Jack Knoesel is Tulsa’s top finisher after two rounds with a score of 150 for 24th place after carding a four-over par 76 on Monday. Sophomore Francisco Yanez is in 33rd place with a total score of 154, while two strokes behind him is junior Matthew Marquez in 37th place with a 156 total. Yanez turned in a round of 77 on Monday, while Marquez scored an 82.
 
Freshman Marc Kepka is one stroke behind Marquez with a score of 157 for 38th place, while red-shirt freshman Sam Humphreys is in 45th place with a total score of 162.
 
Defending champion South Florida continues to lead the field with a nine-under par score of 567, holding a 12-stroke lead over second-place Houston and East Carolina. USF’s Chase Koepka and Houston’s Vincent Martino share the individual lead with scores of five-under par 139.

The final 18 holes being played on Tuesday. Live scoring can be found at www.Golfstat.com or on the Golfstat mobile applications.

 
Team Results
1.        South Florida              285-282=567
T2.     Houston                      290-289=579
T2.     East Carolina               287-292=579
4.        Memphis                    294-290=584
5.        UCF                          293-294=587
6.        Cincinnati                   295-293=588
7.        UConn                       302-297=599
8.        Temple                       304-303=607
9.        Tulsa                         300-317=617
 
Tulsa Individuals
T24.    Jack Knoesel                74-76=150
T33.    Francisco Yanez           77-77=154
37.      Matthew Marquez         74-82=156
T38.    Marc Kepka                 75-82=157
45.      Sam Humphreys           79-83=162
        
Top-5 Individuals
T1.  Chase Koepka, South Florida     71-68=139 (-5)
T1.  Vincent Martino, Houston          70-69=139 (-5)
T3.  Aksel Olsen, South Florida        70-70=140 (-4)
4.     Zach Zaback, UConn                 77-64=141 (-3)
5.     Wesley Conover, ECU              69-73=142 (-2)
 

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