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Men's Golf 17th at CordeValle Coll.
November 07, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. -- The OU men’s golf team concluded its fall season with a 17th place showing at the CordeValle Collegiate in San Martin, Calif., on Tuesday.  The Sooners shot their season low as a team, but it was not enough to overcome one of the strongest fields of the season, with five teams ranked in the Golfstat Top 10. 

“Going into the tournament, we knew that this would be one of the strongest fields of the year,” said OU head coach Jim Ragan. “I felt that at times our guys showed that they are capable of competing at this level and we will work hard in the offseason on becoming much more consistant.”

OU’s season low single round team total of 289 (+1), was highlighted by several Sooner golfers carding season lows.  Pepperdine transfer J.J. Wood shot a 4-under-par 68, a round that included seven birdies and moved the senior from 86th to 59th.  The Yuma, Ariz., native’s previous season low was a 72 in the second round of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate last month.  After opening the tournament with a collegiate low and then-course-record 65, freshman Ben Blundell carded rounds of 74 and 72 to finish in a tie for 12th. 

Individual Standings | Stats | Team Standings 

Stanford distanced itself from the field with a second-round 15-under and won the team event by 14 shots.  The Cardinal shot a final-round 268 (-20), to finish well ahead of second place Southern California.

OU senior Nick Sheedy and freshman Jesse Schutte both finished the tournament in a tie for 68th at 224 (+8). Rounding out the scoring for the Sooners was junior Phillip Bryan who had rounds of 78, 75, 75 and finished in 84th.

Tying for the individual competition was Rob Grube and Zack Miller, both Stanford golfers.  Grube shot a final-round 65, two strokes better than Miller who was the second-round leader. 

OU opens its spring slate of seven regular season tournaments at the UH Hilo Intercollegiate, Feb. 7-9, in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T1. Rob Grube, Stanford University -14, 69, 68, 65 (202)
T1. Zack Miller, Stanford University -14, 72, 63, 67 (202)
  3. Jamie Lovemark, Southern California -12, 69, 68, 67 (204)
T4. Zack Byrd, Coastal Carolina -10, 67, 71, 68, (206)
T4. Dan Doyle, Northwestern -10, 66, 69, 71 (206)
  6. Casey Clendenon, Lamar University -9, 68, 70,  69, (207)
  7. Dawie Van Der Walt, Lamar University -8, 68, 71, 69 (208)
T8. Travis Esway, Arizona -7, 72, 65, 72 (209)
T8. Ben Fox, Arizona  -7, 71, 71, 67 (209)
T8. Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina -7, 69, 70, 70 (209)

TEAM RESULTS
1. Stanford University -42, 281, 273, 268 (822)
2. Southern California -28, 288, 279,  269 (836)
3. Arizona -23, 281, 283, 277 (841)
4. Coastal Carolina -17, 284, 282, 281 (847)
T5. Lamar University  -15, 280, 288, 281 (849)
T5. Northwestern -15, 282, 283, 284 (849)
T7. UCLA -4, 293, 286, 281 (860)
T7. Washington -4, 287, 287, 286 (860)
9. Augusta State +1, 287, 287, 291 (865)
10. Pepperdine +3, 291, 283, 293 (867)
11. Notre Dame, U. of +5, 292, 286, 291 (869)
T12. Santa Clara Univ. +7, 295, 293, 283 (871)
T12. Arkansas, U. of  +7, 285, 285, 301 (871)
T14. California, U. of  +8, 294, 288, 290 (872)
T14. South Carolina +8, 284, 292, 296 (872)
16. TCU +10, 294, 287, 293 (874)
17. Oklahoma, U. of +12, 291, 296, 289 (876)

OU RESULTS
T12. Ben Blundell -5, 65, 74, 72 (211)
59. J.J. Wood +4, 79, 73, 68 (220)
T68. Jesse Schutte +8, 76, 74, 74 (224)
T68. Nick Sheedy +8, 72, 76, 76 (224)
T84. Phillip Bryan +12, 78, 75, 75 (228)

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