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Men's Golf Finishes 16th at Hackler
March 12, 2007

MURRELS INLET, S.C. -- The University of Oklahoma men's golf team wrapped up the General Jim Hackler Invitational Monday with a 16th-place finish at the 6,950-yard, par-72 TPC of Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C..

Senior J.J. Wood was the high finisher for the Sooners after shooting 73 (+1) in the final round.  Wood tied for 27th place at two over par. 

Oklahoma finished with a three-round team total of 898 (+34) in the 18-team field that included 10 squads ranked in Golfstat’s top-50.

Freshman Jesse Schutte continued his solid play by putting together rounds of 72, 74 and 74 to finish tied for 34th.  The Florence, Ore., native matched last week’s +4 tournament score that tied a career-best.

  Team Scores | Individual Scores
Combination Scores 

“J.J. (Wood) and Jesse (Schutte) have played very solid golf over the past two tournaments,” said head coach Jim Ragan.  “Unfortunately, the other scores have not been there to help us in the team standings.”

Nick Sheedy carded a final-round 6-over-par 78 to finish the tournament at +11 and in a tie for 64th.  Sheedy’s second-round 73 (+1) was the senior’s second-best round of the year.

Rounding out the OU scoring were Phillip Bryan and Tyler Rody who finished 95th and 97th, respectively.  Bryan fired rounds of 81, 78 and 80 while Rody shot 75, 87 and 84 in his first collegiate tournament.

Lamar University coasted to the team title with a three-round total of 838 (-26), 10 strokes better than tournament host and runner-up Coastal Carolina.  East Tennessee State University’s Rhys Davies took home medalist honors with his 10-under tournament finish. Both scores marked new tournament records.

The Sooners return to the links March 26 at the Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas

“Throughout the spring we have had several individual scores that show what this team is capable of when playing well,” added Ragan.  “The key with this young group is becoming much more consistent. We will put in two solid weeks of practice and head to Austin fully intent on being competitive in a very talented field.”

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