NORMAN, Okla. The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team hosts the 14th annual Perry Maxwell Invitational in Ardmore, Okla., beginning Saturday, May 14.
Always one of the more enjoyable and competitive stops on the schedule, the two-day, 54-hole tournament takes place at Dornick Hills Country Club. A par-70, 6,453-yard course, Dornick Hills was built in 1914 by Perry Maxwell on what was previously the Maxwell’s dairy farm. This was the first golf course Maxwell designed and built. The renowned golf course architect went on to design and build over 70 courses including Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla., and Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan., two of the top fifty courses in the world.
The Maxwell is the final tournament before NCAA post-season play begins and the Sooners are riding hot, coming off a second place at the Big 12 Championship, their best finish of the year.
Individually, OU’s Anthony Kim has returned to the form that earned him All-America honors and the GCAA Freshman of the Year award last season. Kim collected medalist honors, winning the conference tournament by six strokes. He was named Big 12 Golfer of the Year for his performances, especially during an April that saw him take two tournament titles and a fifth-place finish.
Of the five individuals making up the Sooners’ lineup, none have experience playing in The Maxwell. Kim, the only member of last year’s team in the lineup, sat out the 2004 edition.
Oklahoma has never won The Maxwell, but had an individual champion in 1994 when Patrick Lee tallied an even 210 over three rounds. OU finished third at last year’s Maxwell behind Oklahoma State and Augusta State.
The Sooners begin play Saturday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start from the No. 12 tee.
Full results and a recap of each round’s action will be available on SoonerSports.com.