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Kim Leads, Sooners Fourth at Hall of Fame
March 17, 2006

HUMBLE, Texas The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team stands in fourth place, while junior Anthony Kim is the early leader at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club just outside of Houston.

Kim, a two-time All-American and the 2005 Big 12 Player of the Year, fired a bogey-free five-under-par 67 in Friday’s first round to take a four shot lead over Jhonatton Vegas of Texas.

Friday’s round marks the second time in as many tournaments that Kim has climbed to the top of the leaderboard in the early going. At the Ashworth Invitational, Feb. 27-28, Kim was tied for second after the first round before surging to the lead in the rain-shortened second round. He would go on to win the tournament by seven strokes.

Hall of Fame host Texas is the team leader after the first round, recording a 293 (+5) to stay one stroke ahead of defending champion Oklahoma State. OU is seven shots out of the lead after posting a team score of 300 (+12).

Sophomore Phillip Bryan is tied for 21st after shooting 75 (+3) in round one. Seniors Brodie Flanders and Justin Fraley recorded rounds of 78 and 80, respectively. Junior Nick Sheedy also carded an 80 to complete the Sooners’ first round scoring.

The second round of the Hall of Fame Invitational is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. (CST) on Saturday. The final 18 holes will be played Sunday.

Sooner golf fans can access live scoring at golfstat.com. For complete coverage of the OU men’s golf team at the Hall of Fame Invitational, visit SoonerSports.com.

Team Standings

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Texas

293 (+5)
2. Oklahoma State 294 (+6)
3. East Tennessee State 295 (+7)
4. Oklahoma 300 (+12)
5. Purdue 303 (+15)
6. South Carolina-Aiken 303 (+15)
7. Clemson 305 (+17)
8. TCU 308 (+20)
Arizona 308 (+20)
Georgia 308 (+20)
Texas A&M 308 (+20)
12. Arkansas 309 (+21)
New Mexico 309 (+21)
14. Vanderbilt 314 (+26)
15. Duke 316 (+28)
Wake Forest 316 (+28)
17. Guilford College 322 (+34)

Individual Standings

1. Anthony Kim, Oklahoma 67 (-5)
2. Jhonatton Vegas, Texas 71 (-1)
3. Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State 72 (E)
Gareth Shaw, East Tennessee State 72 (E)
Eric Shriver, Arkansas 72 (E)
Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 72 (E)

Oklahoma Scores

1. Anthony Kim 67 (-5)
T19. Phillip Bryan 75 (+3)
T42. Brodie Flanders 78 (+6)
T67. Justin Fraley 80 (+8)
T67. Nick Sheedy 80 (+8)

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