Sept. 9, 2000

Jonesborough, Tenn. -

Following the first day of competition at the Bank of Tennessee/The Ridges Intercollegiate Golf Tournament in Jonesborough, Tenn. the 23rd-ranked University of Oklahoma men's golf team is tied for fourth with No. 10 Northwestern as they posted rounds of 288 and 285 to finish 573 (-3). The Sooners are currently 14 strokes behind 13th-ranked Texas Christian, which leads the tournament at559 (-17).

Sophomore Matt Cohn led the way for OU finishing the day at four under par and tied for sixth overall. Cohn recorded back-to-back rounds of 70. Freshman Martin Flores was impressive in his debut as a Sooner firing back-to-back rounds of 71 to finish two under par and tied for 13th.

After shooting a 76 in the morning round, Sophomore Chris Cureton bounced back with a second round score of 70 to finish tied for 29th at 146 (+2). Senior Kelsey Cline is tied for 35th and only one shot behind Cureton after shooting a 147 (+3). And sophomore Parker Foster rounded out the scores for the Sooners finishing tied for 58th at +9 after firing rounds of 74 and 77.

With 18 holes left to play tomorrow the Sooners will be looking to repeat their first-place finish of a year ago and will tee off at 8 a.m. eastern standard time.

Top Five Individuals


T1. Johan Kok, South Carolina 71-66 = 137 (-7) T1. Scott Feaster, South Carolina 68-69 = 137 (-7) T3. Scott Volpitto, TCU 70-68 = 138 (-6) T3. Jani Saari, Clemson69-69 = 138 (-6) 5. Adam Robinson, TCU68-71 = 139 (-5)

Team Scores


1.   TCU - 279-280 = 559 (-17)

2.   South Carolina - 280-285 = 565 (-11)

3.   Clemson - 283-288 = 571 (-5)

T4.  Oklahoma- 288-285 = 573 (-3)

T4.  Northwestern - 284-289 = 573 (-3)

T6.  Tennessee- 290-288 = 578 (+2)

T6.  East Tenn. - 290-288 = 578 (+2)

8.   Virginia - 295-287 = 582 (+6)

T9.  North Florida - 290-293 = 583 (+7)

T9.  Wake Forest - 290-293 = 583 (+7)

11.  SMU - 291-294 = 585 (+9)

12.  Houston - 306-282 = 588 (+12)

13.  Auburn - 301-288 = 589 (+13)

14.  North Carolina - 299-296 = 595 (+19)

Oklahoma Scores


T6.   Matt Cohn70-70 = 140 (-4)

T13.  Martin Flores71-71 = 142 (-2)

T29.  Chris Cureton76-70 = 146 (+2)

T35.  Kelsey Cline73-74 = 147 (+3)

T58.  Parker Foster74-78 = 151 (+9)