June 10, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - A trio of Oklahoma men's golfers from the state of Texas competed at the 93rd annual Texas State Amateur Championship over the weekend and were led by junior Martin Flores (Mansfield, Texas), who concluded his first run at a state amateur title with a second-place finish. The tournament, which was held on the Apple Rock Golf Course (Par 72, 6999 yards) at the Horse Shoe Bay Resort and Conference Center in Horse Bay, Texas, also included OU senior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas) and junior Doug Manor (Garland, Texas).

Flores fired rounds of 67, 66 and 68 to lead the field by one stroke heading into the final round of play. He finished regulation with a final-round 71 to tie for first with a total of 272 (-16) with Baylor's Ryan Baca. Baca birdied the second hole in the ensuing playoff to win the tournament.

Kidwell also finished the tournament with a one-under 71 to tie for 33rd with a total of 288 (E). Manor was unable to make the cut after shooting a two-round total of 149 (+5).

Flores will move on to compete with fellow Sooner Parker Foster at the Monroe Invitational on June 12-15 at the Monroe Golf Club in Rochester, N.Y. Kidwell is scheduled to compete at the Dogwood Invitational on June 24-28 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., while Manor will take on the field at Oklahoma Stroke Play Championship on June 24-26 at the Muskogee Country Club in Muskogee, Okla.