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Sooner Golfers Sixth After Day One
February 08, 2006

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team is tied for sixth place after the first day at the University of Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate.

The Sooners recorded a first-round team score of 279 (-5) in very windy conditions at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.

"We gave away a few strokes coming in due to the conditions, but I was pleased with the way we hung in there," OU head coach Jim Ragan said.

Leading the charge for OU was senior Justin Fraley, whose first round 66 (-5) leaves him in a tie for fourth in the individual standings, two strokes behind Pablo Martin of Oklahoma State.  Senior Brodie Flanders fired a two-under 69 and is tied for 21st.

Completing the first-round scoring for the Sooners were senior Shawn LaFontaine and sophomore Phillip Bryan, who both finished with a one-over-par 72.

Team Results | Individual Standings | Combined Results

"I'm obviously very pleased with the way Justin played today," Ragan said.  "He really played a great round in some tough conditions, and Brodie Flanders also put together a very steady, no-frills round.  Our other three players played pretty good as well and we're looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow."

Oklahoma is 11 strokes back of first-round leader Georgia Tech, a top-three team in both the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll and the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

The second round of the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate begins Thursday morning.

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