Young Tulsa team struggling in Tiger Invitational

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Opelika, Ala. –– The Tulsa men’s golf team is in 18th place after first round action at the Auburn Tiger Invitational. The Golden Hurricane carded a score of 314 at the par-72 Grand National Lake Course on Sunday. 

Redshirt freshman Sam Humphreys turned in Tulsa’s best round with a score of 4-over par 76 and is in 47th place. Freshman Preston Crawford is one stroke behind Humphreys in 56th place with a score of 77.
Junior Matthew Marquez carded a round of 80 and is in 83rd place, followed by two more freshmen Jack Knoesel in 86th place with a score of 81 and Marc Kepka in 96th place at 86 for the day.
Host Auburn leads the field with a three-under par 285, while the Tigers’ Matt Gilchrest shot a 4-under 68 to sit in first place after the first 18 holes.
Tournament play continues on Monday with final round action on Tuesday.
Team Results
1.       Auburn                      285
2.       Troy                         290
T3.     Kennesaw State         291
T3.     Minnesota                 291
T5.     Kentucky                  294
T5.     Mississippi State        294 
7.       VCU                          295
8.       Georgia State             296
9.       Auburn (B)                299
10.     UNCG                       302
T11.   UNCW                      303
T11.   SE Louisiana             303
T11.   Kansas State              303
T11.   South Alabama          303 
T11.   Ohio State                 303
16.     Notre Dame              306
17.     Jacksonville State      307
18.     Tulsa                         314
Tulsa Individuals
T47.   Sam Humphreys        76
T56.   Preston Crawford      77
T83.   Matthew Marquez     80
T86.   Jack Knoesel             81
96.     Marc Kepka              86
Top-5 Individuals
1.    Matt Gilchrest, Auburn                                  68 (-4)
T2.  Patrick Cover, UNCW                                  80 (-2)
T2.  Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero, Kennesaw State 70 (-2)
T2.  Ross Bell, Mississippi State                            70 (-2)
T2.  Jake McGlone, UNCG                                   70 (-2)

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