Nov. 11, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team concluded its final tournament of the fall season with a 11th-place finish at the Long Cove Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C. OU finished the final round at the par-71, 7,026-yard Long Cove Golf Course with a team score of 291 (+7). For the tournament, the Sooners tallied a final score of 889 (+37).

For the second straight day, OU was led by junior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas), who fired a season-low round of 70 to finish tied for 14th with a final score of 217 (+4). It was the second time in his career to lead the Sooners at a tournament when playing in the OU starting lineup. He also led OU as an individual at the Red River Classic last year.

Kidwell was one of two Sooners to show improvement on the final day of action. The other was senior Cody Freeman (Arnett, Okla.), who shot an even-par 71 on Sunday after carding a 78 on Saturday to tie for 34th overall.

Sophomore Martin Flores (Mansfield, Texas) and senior J.D. Robertson (Little Rock, Ark.) each shot final rounds of 75. Flores tied for 39th with a total of 224, while Robertson finished one stroke back and finished tied for 42nd. Junior Parker Foster (Tulsa, Okla.) finished out the scoring for Oklahoma with a final round of 82 to finish 71st.

The Sooners will resume their 2001-02 season at the Big Island Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii, on Feb. 13-15.


Team Scores

1. Georgia Tech297-278-280=855 (+3)

2. Southern California297-289-285=871 (+19)

3. Clemson292-289-291=872 (+20)

4. Oklahoma State292-296-286=874 (+22)

5. Wake Forest295-291-292=878 (+26)

6. Arizona State299-291-290=880 (+28)

   Virginia Tech297-298-285=880 (+28)

8. Texas288-292-302=882 (+30)

9. Augusta State300-297-287=884 (+32)

10. Georgia294-293-299=886 (+34)

11.  Oklahoma299-299-291=889 (+37)

12.  Purdue293-305-296=894 (+42)

13.  New Mexico306-302-287=895 (+43)

14.  Houston300-303-298=901 (+49)

15.  West Florida310-306-313=929 (+77)


Top Five Individuals 1. David Oh, USC68-69-69=206 (-7) 2. D.J. Trahan, Clemson69-70-72=211 (-2) Troy Matteson, Ga. Tech76-68-67=211 (-2) 4. Matt Weibring, Ga. Tech73-70-69=212 (-1) 5. Bill Haas, Wake Forest67-72-74=213 (E) Oliver Wilson, Augusta State.73-74-66=213 (E) Brendon De Jonge, Va. Tech76-70-67=213 (E) Lee Williamson, Purdue71-73-69=213 (E)

Oklahoma Individual Scores T14. John Kidwell75-72-70=217 (+4) T34. Cody Freeman74-78-71=223 (+10) T39. Martin Flores76-73-75=224 (+11) T42. J.D. Robertson74-76-75=225 (+12) T64. Parker Foster76-81-82=239 (+26)