OU Hosts Oklahoma Intercollegiate

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 15, 2006

NORMAN, Okla.   The defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma men’s golf team returns to the links Oct. 15-17 as it hosts the inaugural Oklahoma Intercollegiate at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Okla.

Competing for the Sooners will be senior J.J. Wood, junior Phillip Bryan, and freshmen Blaine Butner, Eric Durbin and Jesse Schutte. Senior Nick Sheedy and freshmen Ben Blundell, Brandon Pelletier and Spencer Rives will compete as individuals.

The tournament will feature a field of eight teams, including Tulsa, SMU and Baylor, all top-50 teams in Golfweek’s rankings. Tulsa’s Brett Myers is ranked no. 13 individually by Golfweek.  Also participating in the event will be Arkansas, LSU, Michigan and Ohio State.

The Oklahoma Intercollegiate is a 54-hole tournament, with 18 holes played on Sunday, Oct. 15, 18 holes on Monday, Oct. 16, and the final 18 holes concluding on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Oak Tree Golf Club was the host of the 2006 Senior PGA Championship won by Jay Haas. Teams will play a 7,417 yard par-71 layout in the first tournament to be held at Oak Tree from the lengthened tees.

The tournament will test the young Sooners, who are coming off of a 12th-place finish at the Fighting Illini Invitational.  The OU team lineup in Illinois included four members making only their second start for the Sooners. 

Oak Tree Golf Club marks the second straight tournament site for the Sooners that has hosted PGA major championships.  The Olympia Fields North Course, site of OU’s last tournament, hosted the 2003 U.S. Open.

For complete coverage of the OU men’s golf team at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate visit www.SoonerSports.com.

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