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.