Tulsa languishing in seventh in conference tournament

LECANTO, Fla. – After the first two rounds of the American Athletic Conference Championships at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Fla. the Golden Hurricane sits in seventh-place with a 36-hole total of 589. Four of the Tulsa golfers are in the top-30 individuals, led by Matthew Marquez who is tied for 17th-place at 145, just one stroke over-par.

Originally scheduled to play just one round on Sunday, the second round was moved up to the first day of competition in preparation for bad weather on Tuesday. Marquez capitalized on the second round finishing one-under par in the second round after birdies on holes 13, 3 and 7.

Senior Matt Mabrey was two strokes back of his teammate, finishing Sunday with a 147 total. Colton Staggs went into the clubhouse with 149, tied for 25th-place and Sebastian Smith finished at 150 and tied for 29th.

Francisco Yanez finished the first two rounds with 153.

No. 18 USF leads the team competition at 557 (-19) behind individual leader Ryan Fricker who counted 134 Sunday. The Bulls are followed by UCF (573, -3), No. 36 Houston (575, -1), No. 29 SMU (577, +1) and Memphis (585, +9).

The final round of play will begin Monday morning at 7 a.m. CT. For live scoring, follow along on www.golfstat.com.    

 Team Results
1.         USF                             282-275=557 (-19)
2.         UCF                             285-288=573 (-3)
3.         Houston                      283-292=575 (-1)
4.         SMU                            289-288=577 (+1)
5.         Memphis                    296-289=585 (+9)
6.         Cincinnati                   291-296=587 (+11)
7.         Tulsa                          298-291=589 (+13)
8.         East Carolina                         297-297=594 (+18)
9.         UConn                        298-299=597 (+21)
10.       Temple                       304-311=615 (+39)

Tulsa Individuals
T17.    Matthew Marquez                74-71=145
T21.    Matt Mabrey                          73-74=147
T25.    Colton Staggs                         75-74=149
T29.    Sebastian Smith                    78-72=150
T40.    Francisco Yanez                     76-77=153

Top-10 Individuals
1.         Ryan Fricker, USF                              67-67=134 (-10)
2.         Linus Vaisanen, UCF                          70-68=138 (-6)
T3.       Andrew Buchanan, SMU                  69-71=140 (-4)
T3.       Rigel Fernandes, USF                        70-70=140 (-4)
5.         Jared O’Kelley, Cincinnati                71-70=141 (-3)
T6.       Federico Zucchetti, UCF                    69-73=142 (-2)
T6.       Lars van Meijel, Memphis                74-68=142 (-2)
T6.       Roman Robledo, Houston                 70-71=142 (-2)
T6.       Wesley Conover, East Carolina        73-69=142 (-2)
T6.       Trey Valentine, USF                          74-68=142 (-2)


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