Jan. 26, 2010
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Former University of Oklahoma golfer and current PGA TOUR rookie Martin Flores recorded his first top-25 finish on TOUR in a share of 18th at the Bob Hope Classic on Monday in La Quinta, Calif.
Flores (66-65-65-72-72) earned $58,750 after ending the rain-delayed, five-round affair at 20-under-par.
The former academic All-American and all-Big 12 honoree has made the cut in both TOUR events this season after missing the cut in his only previous PGA TOUR appearance at the 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship.
A four-year letterwinner for the Sooners (2001-04), Flores was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection at Oklahoma. His 144 career rounds for the Sooners are the most by any OU golfer in the past 15 years.
The 27-year-old completed his 2009 season on the Nationwide Tour in 156th-place on the money list, earning $21,950 in nine events. Flores has also spent time on various other mini tours including the Adams Tour, Hooter's Tour and Gateway Tour prior to earning his TOUR card.
Flores is in the field at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, contested at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif., on Jan. 28-31.