Feb. 7, 2003
The University of Oklahoma men's golf team will compete in its first tournament of the 2003 spring season next week (Feb. 12-14) at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The tournament will be held at the Waikoloa Kings Golf Course (7,074 yards, par 72).
Waikoloa Intercollegiate Field
Air Force Nevado-Reno Arizona State Oklahoma Arkansas Oregon Baylor Oregon State Fresno State Pepperdine Georgia Tech Stanford Hawaii-Hilo Texas A&M Hawaii-Manoa TCU Houston Texas Tech Kansas Rhode Island Lamar UCLA Mississippi USC Nagoya Univ. of Commerce Washington
Sooner Golfers in the Rankings
OU is currently 30th in the Golfstat collegiate head-to- head rankings. Individually, senior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas) was listed as one of the players to watch in the GolfWorld college preview. Kidwell earned medalist honors at the Sooner Invitational with a three-round total of 205 (-11).
The Oklahoma Lineup
John Kidwell (Sr., Dallas, Texas) - Making his 33rd start as a Sooner ... Shot a course-record 65 at the Sooner Invitational en route to winning the individual championship... Named Golf World Player of the Week Sept. 27 and Big 12 Golfer of the Month for September... Led OU in a team-best six tournaments last spring...2002 third-team All-American... 2002 First-team All-Big 12.
Martin Flores (Jr., Mansfield, Texas) - Making his 30th consecutive start for OU ... Has finished in the top-20 in three of the four tournaments last fall... Fired a career-low 66 at the Sooner Invitational... Finished the 2002 Big 12 Championship tied for 26th with a score of 222.
Doug Manor (Sr., Garland, Texas) - Making his ninth career start for Oklahoma ... Shot a career-low 68 in the last round of the Carpet Capital Classic finishing tied for 10th, also a career low... Finished tied for 23rd at the Sooner Invitational... Fired a then-career-low round of 69 in the second round of the 2002 NCAA regional.
Blake Martin (Jr., Stigler, Okla.) - Starting his seventh tournament for OU ... Shot a career-low 68 in the last round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... Shot a then-career-low 69 at the Sooner Invitational.
Jim Renner (Fr., Plainville, Mass.) - Starting his third tournament for OU ... Shot a career-low 70 at the Pepperdine Club Glove Intercollegiate while finishing tied for ninth, a team low.