Oct. 2, 2000

Lake Forest, Ill. - The 23rd-ranked University of Oklahoma men's golf team shot the lowest round of the day (281) to finish in second place after two rounds of play at the Windon Memorial Classic in Lake Forest, Illinois. The Sooners finished with an overall score of 580 (+4) and are only two strokes behind No. 22 USC who sits on top of the leader board at 582 (+2). OU leads several higher ranked teams such as No. 10 Northwestern by 15 strokes, No. 17 North Florida by eight strokes and No. 20 Kent State by nine strokes.

Individually for the Sooners, junior Cody Freeman shot rounds of 72 and 69 to finish in third place at 141 (-3) in his first start of the season. Freeman is only two strokes off the lead and one stroke ahead of defending national champion Luke Donald of Northwestern. Sophomore Matt Cohn rebounded after a tough first round to shoot a second round score of 69. Cohn finished tied for 13th with an overall score of 145.

Also in his first start of the season is junior J.D. Robertson. He shot a final round of 71 to finish tied for 21st with an overall score of 148. Close behind Robertson are senior Kelsey Cline (77-72 = 149) who finished tied for 26th and freshman Martin Flores (74-76 = 150) who is currently tied for 32nd.

OU will be looking to overtake the Trojans for the title when the Sooners tee off at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Knollwood Club.

Top Five Individuals

1.Nick Jones, USC70-69 = 139 (-5)
2.Hunter Mahan, USC72-68 = 140 (-4)
3.Cody Freeman, Oklahoma72-69 = 141 (-3)
T4.David Bennett, N. Florida73-69 = 142 (-2)
T4.Luke Donald, Northwestern72-70 = 142 (-2)
T4.Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt69-73 = 142 (-2)

Oklahoma Individual Scores

3.Cody Freeman 72-69 = 141 (-3)
T13.Matt Cohn 76-69 = 145 (+1)
T21.J.D. Robertson 77-71 = 148 (+4)
T26.Kelsey Cline 77-72 = 149 (+5)
T32.Martin Flores74-76 = 150 (+6)

Team Scores

1.USC294-284 = 578 (+2)
2.Oklahoma299-281 = 580 (+4)
3.Minnesota300-287 = 587 (+11)
4.North Florida292-296 = 588 (+12)
5.Kent State293-296 = 588 (+13)
6.Vanderbilt292-298 = 590 (+14)
T7.Duke299-292 = 591 (+15)
T7.Stanford296-295 = 591 (+15)
9.Toledo298-294 = 592 (+16)
10.Northwestern301-294 = 595 (+19)
11.Mississippi299-304 = 603 (+27)
12.Texas A&M302-302 = 604 (+28)