May 7, 2003

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NORMAN, Okla.- The University of Oklahoma men's golf team will host The Maxwell this Saturday and Sunday (May 10-11 ) in Ardmore, Okla. The tournament will be played at Dornick Hills Country Club (par 70, 6,442). The 54-hole tournament will consist of 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday.

The Sooners are coming off an impressive showing at the Big 12 Championships, just missing out on claiming their first Big 12 Conference title. OU finished the tournament in third place behind No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Oklahoma State. All five Sooner starters finished in the top-20. Junior Martin Flores led the way for Oklahoma, shooting a three-round score of 224 and finishing in sixth place. Junior Blake Martin finished one stroke behind Flores, finishing in seventh place, a career low.

Oklahoma was recently selected to compete in the NCAA Central Regional May 15-17, at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kan. The Sooners received a No. 7 seed out of the 27 team field. The top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Championships May 27-30, at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla.

Coached by Jim Ragan, Oklahoma is ranked 24th in the most recent Sagarin/Golfweek team rankings.

The Maxwell Field

Arkansas                  Oklahoma State
Colorado                  Penn State
Houston                   SMU
Louisiana-Lafayette       Texas A&M
North Florida             Texas Tech
North Texas               Tulsa
Oklahoma                  Washington
Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma Lineup

John Kidwell (Sr., Dallas, Texas) - Making his 39th start as a Sooner ... Shot a course-record 65 at the Sooner Invitational en route to winning the individual championship last fall... 2003 All-Big 12 First Team...2002 third-team All-American.

Martin Flores (Jr., Mansfield, Texas) - Making his 34th start for OU ... Fired a career-low 66 at the Sooner Invitational... Finished the 2003 Big 12 Championships in sixth place with a score of 224.

Doug Manor (Sr., Garland, Texas) - Making his 15th career start for Oklahoma ... Fired a career-low 67 in the first and third rounds of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, finishing tied for 11th. Finished in ninth place at the 2003 Big 12 Championships.

Blake Martin (Jr., Stigler, Okla.) - Starting his 13th tournament for the Sooners ... Fired a career-low 67 in the first round of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, finishing tied for 14th place (also a career low).

Jim Renner (Fr., Plainville, Mass.) - Starting his ninth tournament for OU ...Has led the Sooners in four tournaments this year... Shot a three-round total of 212 (-1) at the Cleveland Golf Classic, finishing tied for eighth (a career low).

Sooners Competing as Individuals

Matt Cohn (Jr., La Jolla, Calif.) - Participating in his first tournament of the year for OU...Shot a season-low 69 at ASU and tied for 29th overall during the 2001-02 season.

Brodie Flanders (Fr., Vancouver, B.C.) - Making his fourth career start as a Sooner ... Finished tied for 31st at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate... Shot a career-low 69 at the Sooner Invitational.

Parker Foster (Sr., Tulsa, Okla.) - Competing in his first tournament this year for the Sooners ... Posted his best finish of the 2001-02 season at The Ridges Intercollegiate tying for 27th with a season-low 218.

Brad Purcell (So., Norman, Okla.) - Playing in his first tournament of the season for the Sooners... Shot a three-round total of 233 at The Maxwell during the 2001-02 season and finished in 58th place.