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Sooners Tied For Eighth at Regionals
May 19, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team stands in a three-way tie for eighth place after day two at the NCAA Central Regional at Sand Ridge Golf Club just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.

OU followed a first-round team score of 292 (+8) with 298 in Friday’s round.  The Sooners’ 590 total leaves them 25 shots out of the lead, but only seven strokes from the top five.

All-American Anthony Kim turned in Oklahoma’s low second-round score, firing an even-par 71 at Sand Ridge’s 7,173-yard layout.  Starting on the back nine, the junior from La Quinta, Calif., was three-under-par through 12 holes before taking a triple-bogey at the par-3 fourth.  He recovered with a birdie on his next hole before a bogey at No. 6.

Kim started the day in a tie for 34th overall and moved up 20 spots to a tie for 14th with teammate Shawn LaFontaine.

A senior from Cobourg, Ontario, LaFontaine carded a one-over 72 for the second straight day to finish with a two-round total of 144, seven shots off the pace.

Sophomore Phillip Bryan followed a first-round 74 with a five-over 76 in Friday’s round.  The Mustang, Okla., native is tied for 60th at 150 (+8).

Justin Fraley, a senior from Rowlett, Texas, turned in the Sooners’ final counting score of the day, an eight-over-par 79.

Oklahoma State extended its lead in the team standings with a team score of 285 (+1) in the second round.  The Cowboys have a two-round total of 565 (-3) and hold a nine-shot lead over Northwestern.

The Maxwell champions also boast the top two players in the individual standings.  Zack Robinson fired a blistering five-under 66 on Friday to take a one shot lead over Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Jonathan Moore. 

First-round leader Chris Wilson of Northwestern dropped into a three-way tie for fifth place after a second-round 74.

The top 10 teams, as well as the top two individuals on non-qualifying teams will advance to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, May 31-June 3 at the Crosswater Golf Club at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.

Final round tee times are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. CDT.  Sooner golf fans can follow live tournament scoring at www.golfstat.com

Team Standings

1. Oklahoma State 280 285 565 (-3)
2. Northwestern 281 293 574 (+6)
3. Texas A&M 284 291 575 (+7)
4. Lamar 286 295 581 (+13)
T5. Minnesota 291 292 583 (+15)
T5. Georgia Tech 295 288 583 (+15)
7. Duke 286 301 587 (+19)
T8. Oklahoma 292 298 590 (+22)
T8. TCU 293 297 590 (+22)
T8. Clemson 296 294 590 (+22)
T11. Texas 291 301 592 (+9)
T11. Tulsa 297 295 592 (+10)
13. Kentucky 291 302 593 (+11)
14. Purdue 291 303 594 (+12)
15. SMU 294 301 595 (+12)
T16. Texas-Arlington 298 307 605 (+13)
T16. Missouri 306 299 605 (+14)
T18. Kent State 296 310 606 (+18)
T18. Siena 302 304 606 (+22)
20. Xavier 307 303 610 (+22)
21. Colorado 306 305 611 (+22)
22. Kansas State 306 307 613 (+22)
23. Nebraska 306 318 624 (+23)
24. Eastern Kentucky 309 318 627 (+25)
25. St. Francis-Pennsylvania 324 304 628 (+34)
26. Cleveland State 318 315 633 (+40)
27. Princeton 324 311 635 (+40)


Individual Standings

1. Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State 71 66 137 (-5)
2. Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State 69 69 138 (-4)
T3. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M 68 71 139 (-3)
T3. Dawie Van de Walt, Lamar 70 69 139 (-3)
T5. Bobby Bennett, Purdue 68 73 141 (-1)
T5. David Merkow, Northwestern 68 73 141 (-1)
T5. Chris Wilson. Northwestern 67 74 141 (-1)

Oklahoma Scores

T14. Anthony Kim 73 71 144 (+2)
T14. Shawn LaFontaine 72 72 144 (+2)
T59. Phillip Bryan 74 76 150 (+8)
T83. Justin Fraley 74 79 153 (+11)
T89.

Brodie Flanders

73 81 154 (+12)

 

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