Feb. 15, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team finished its final round of the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate tied for third place in Waikoloa, Hawaii on Friday. After shooting consecutive rounds of 281, the Sooners shot a final round total of 287 (-1), finishing the tournament with a three day score of 849 (-7). Oklahoma finished 13 strokes behing tournament winner UCLA. OU competed on the Beach Course (par 70, 6566) on Wednesday and the Kings' Course (par 72, 7074) on Thursday. All 26 teams finished out the tournament on the Kings' Course Friday.

OU was led by freshman Jim Renner (Plainville, Mass.) who shot a career-low 66 (-6) in the final round and finished in a tie for 11th place, also a career low. Senior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas) carded a final round 75 and finished out the tournament tied for 16th place. Junior Blake Martin (Stigler, Okla.) remained consistent for the Sooners shooting an even par 72 in the final round, finishing tied for 22nd.

Junior Doug Manor (Garland, Texas) followed up his first two rounds of 71 with a final round 74 and finished tied for 41st. Rounding out the scoring for the Sooners was junior Martin Flores (Mansfield, Texas), who finished with a final round score of 76.

The Sooners return to action Feb. 23-25 at the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Top Five Individuals
1.Adam Meyer, TCU              67-68-67=202 (-12)
2.Nick Watney, Fresno State    68-69-70=207 (-7)
Steve Conway, UCLA           69-69-69=207 (-7)
4.Brock Mackenzie, Washington  74-66-68=208 (-6)
Roy Moon, UCLA               77-62-69=208 (-6)
John Wine, Houston           70-70-68=208 (-6)

Oklahoma Individual Scores T11.Jim Renner69-76-66=211 (-3) T16.John Kidwell69-68-75=212 (-2) T21.Blake Martin72-69-72=213 (-1) T28.Doug Manor71-71-74=216 (+2) T89.Martin Flores75-73-76=224 (+10)

Team Scores 1. UCLA 283-271-282=836 (-20) 2. TCU 276-279-283=838 (-18) T3.Oklahoma 281-281-287=849 (-7) Houston 288-274-287=849 (-7) Washington 295-272-282=849 (-7) 6.Georgia Tech 288-280-286=854 (-2) 7.Arizona State 290-284-281=855 (-1) USC 293-273-289=855 (-1) 9.Pepperdine 293-275-288=856 (E) Arkansas 291-267-298=856 (E) 11.Texas Tech 284-278-295=857 (+1) 12. Oregon State 301-277-287=865 (+9) 13.Fresno State 293-281-292=866 (+10) 14.Oregon 288-291-288=867 (+11) T15.Texas A&M 299-275-294=868 (+12) Lamar 283-279-306=868 (+12 17.Mississippi 296-286-289=871 (+15) T18.Baylor 289-286-300=875 (+19) Hawaii 295-283-297=875 (+19) 20.Kansas 297-278-301=876 (+20) 21.Stanford 301-285-291=877 (+21) 22.Nevada 291-291-299=881 (+25) 23.Hawaii-Hilo 291-296-303=290 (+34) 24.Rhode Island 303-294-318=915 (+59) 25.Nagoya University 314-297-305=916 (+60) Air Force 304-319-293=916 (+60)