March 4, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team finished the final round in third place at the Cleveland Golf Classic in Westlake Village, Calif., on Monday. The Sooners finished the first 36 holes with a team score of 580 (+12), followed by a 282 (-2) to jump four spots into third place. The tournament winner was UCLA, which shot a seven-under-par 845 to claim medalist honors. The tournament was played on the Championship Course (par 71 - 6,815 yards) at the North Ranch Country Club.

OU was led by freshman Jim Renner (Plainville, Mass.) for the third consecutive tournament. Renner shot a final-round 71 (E) and finished the tournament at one-under-par, good for a tie for eighth place.

Junior Doug Manor (Garland, Texas) carded a closing-round 70 (-1) and finished the tournament tied for 15th place. Junior Blake Martin (Stigler, Okla.) had the low round of the day for the Sooners, carding a 68 (-3) and finishing tied for 17th place.

Rounding out the scoring for the Sooners were senior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas) and freshman Brodie Flanders (Petitcodiac, New Brunswick). Kidwell shot a final-round 73 (+1) and finished tied for 48th. Flanders finished tied for 87th place.

The Sooners return to action March 17-18 at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas.

Top Five Individuals
1.  Steve Conway, UCLA          73-66-68=207 (-6)
2.  Peter Tomasulo, California  70-72-66=208 (-5)
3.  Roy Moon, UCLA              71-67-73=211 (-2)
    John Merrick, UCLA          72-70-69=211 (-2)
    Michael Putnam, Pepperdine  73-70-68=211 (-2)
    Daniel Summerhays, BYU      71-71-69=211 (-2)
    Michael Wison, California   73-71-67=211 (-2)

Oklahoma Individual Scores T8. Jim Renner 71-70-71=212 (-1) T15. Doug Manor 70-74-70=214 (+1) T17. Blake Martin 74-73-68=215 (+2) T48. John Kidwell 73-75-73=221 (+8) T87. Brodie Flanders 78-75-79=233 (+20)

Team Scores 1. UCLA 289-277-279=845 (-7) 2. California 286-287-280=852 (E) 3. Oklahoma 288-292-282=862 (+10) 4. Arizona State 279-301-285=865 (+13) Stanford 291-285-289=865 (+13) 6. BYU 293-289-284=866 (+14) Pepperdine 294-291-281=866 (+14) 8. Fresno State 293-285-290=868 (+16) Tennessee 287-293-288=868 (+16) 10. Washington 295-284-292=871 (+19) 11. Ohio State 293-299-280=872 (+20) San Diego State 291-283-298=872 (+20) 13. Oregon State 291-290-294=875 (+23) Oregon 289-300-286=875 (+23) 15. USC 300-293-287=880 (+28) 16. Houston 294-297-290=881 (+29) 17. UC Santa Barbara 285-305-297=887 (+35)