March 21, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team concluded the Morris Williams Intercollegiate Tuesday at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. The Sooners shot a team score of 304 on the final day, finishing in 11th place. BYU won the team championship by edging out UNLV on the first playoff hole.

Individually, Joel Hendry of New Mexico took home medalist honors, shooting five-under-par (211), while BYU's Andy Miller finished one shot back at 212. The top Sooner finisher for the tournament was Kelsey Cline, who tied for 11th place at 221. Cline double-bogeyed the final hole of the tournament, dropping from sixth place to 11th.

"Kelsey had an excellent tournament for us this week," said coach Gregg Grost.

Oklahoma's position dropped dramatically after playing the final five holes at 12-over par.

"We had an excellent round working up until the 14th hole," said Grost. "We were playing well considering the conditions at the time, and we had some birdie opportunities ahead of us. Unfortunately, we could not take advantage and that cost us. It was disappointing to both the players and the coach."

OU will next be in action April 7-9 at the Bill Hitchcock Intercollegiate in Auburn, Ala.

Team Standings (Final)

1.BYU304-282-295 - 881*
2.UNLV299-300-282 - 881
3.Fresno St.294-302-290 - 886
4.Oklahoma St.290-304-295 - 889
5.Houston302-296-293 - 891
New Mexico298-298-295 - 891
7.Arizona307-302-288 - 897
8.Pepperdine304-303-292 - 899
9.Texas A&M298-303-299 - 900
10.Texas307-303-295 - 905
11.Oklahoma304-302-304 - 910
12.TCU314-303-296 - 913
13.South Carolina310-303-311 - 924
14.USC312-315-302 - 929
15.SMU313-304-316 - 933


*Won on first playoff hole

Individual Standings (Final)

1. Joel HendryNew Mexico69-72-70 - 211
2. Andy MillerBYU72-70-70 - 212
3. Michael KirkUNLV73-76-67 - 216
4. Ty Cox Texas A&M71-73-73 - 217
5. Ryan KingFresno St.72-71-75 - 218

Sooner Finishers

T11 Kelsey Cline75-72-74 - 221
44. Chris Cureton74-79-77 - 230
T45. J.D. Robertson77-76-78 - 231
T55. Chris James78-77-78 - 233
T55. John Kidwell81-77-75 - 233
T64. *Cooper Johnson80-81-74 - 235


*individual