Sept. 15, 2000

Sooners To Compete in Inaugural Inverness Invitational
The 23rd-ranked University of Oklahoma men's golf team continues their fall season next week as the Sooners travel to Toledo, Ohio to compete in the inaugural Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational.

The tournament is scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18-19. The 13-team field will consist of several nationally ranked teams including No. 13 TCU, No. 16 South Carolina and No. 20 Kent State. Play the first day is 36 holes, with 18 holes played on Tuesday.

"I think this tournament has a fairly strong field," said OU Head Coach Jim Ragan.

"The thing that I think our players are most excited about is having the opportunity to play this golf course. It has been the site for many major championships including the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open. From what I understand they have done some renovations to the golf course including making the course a little bit longer and have redone the greens."

The Lineup

Kelsey Cline (Sr., Yukon, Okla.) - Making his 37th start of his career at Oklahoma . . . finished tied for 42nd at the Ridges Intercollegiate.

Cline's Career Numbers


StartsRoundsStrokes  LowAvg.

   33    96   7,155   67   74.5

Matt Cohn (So., LaJolla, Calif.) - His eigth start as a Sooner, Cohn led OU at the Ridges Intercollegiate last week finishing four shots off the lead . . . Cohn recorded the first top-five finish of his career as a Sooner tying for third at four under par (212) after shooting a final-round 72 . . . leads the team with a stroke average of 70.67.

Cohn's Career Numbers


StartsRoundsStrokes  LowAvg.

    8    25  1,827   6573.08

Chris Cureton (So., McKinnney, Texas) - Making the 11th start of his career at OU . . . Cureton tied Matt Cohn for the lowest round of this season after firing a second round score of 70.

Cureton's Career Numbers


StartsRoundsStrokes  LowAvg.

    11    35  2,611   65   74.6

Martin Flores (Fr., Mansfield, Texas) - Making his second appearance ever as a Sooner, Flores made an impressive debut at the Ridges Intercollegiate Invitational finishing tied for 20th after shooting a score of 217 to finish one over par . . . has second lowest stroke average on the team . . . posted back to back rounds of 71 in the first two rounds of The Ridges to lead defending NCAA Champion Luke Donald.

Flores' Career Numbers


StartsRoundsStrokes  LowAvg.

    1        3      217    71   72.33

Parker Foster (So., Tulsa, Oklahoma) - Playing in his second tournament as a starter and third of his career.

Foster's Career Numbers


StartsRoundsStrokes  LowAvg.

    1     6    448   7374.7

OU Finishes Sixth at The Ridges
OU concluded its first tournament of the season Sunday, finishing in sixth place at the The Ridges Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the Ridges Golf and Country Club in Jonesborough, Tenn.

The Sooners were one of nine nationally ranked teams competing in the tournament. OU finished five shots behind No. 1 Clemson and three back of No. 10 Northwestern. OU finished five strokes ahead of No. 5 Houston, No. 14 Wake Forest and No. 17 North Florida and thirteen shots ahead of No. 18 Auburn.