Sept. 12, 1999

Johnson City, Tenn. - The Oklahoma Sooners' men's golf team won the Bank of Tennessee/The Ridges Intercollegiate tournament championship by finishing a three-round six-over par at the par-72 The Ridges Golf Course today. North Carolina's Max Harris captured the individual crown with a five-under-par 211 (71-69-71). Oklahoma led from the beginning, firing a tournament-low 286 in the first round. The Sooners followed with a 290 and a 294 to finish with a three-round total of 870. Oklahoma's top individual was Chris James, who finished tied for third with East Tennessee State's Chris Wisler at 216 (even par). The Sooners had two other top-10 finishers: Kelsey Cline (tied-fifth) and J.D. Robertson (tied-ninth).

In the individual competition, North Carolina's Harris and Arizona's Patrick Norris were tied for the lead after the first day at four-under par. Harris shot a 71 in the final round to capture the individual medal.

The highlight of the tournament was provided by Clemson's Michael Hoey. Playing as an individual, Hoey used a three-iron for a hole-in-one at the 16th hole in the second round on Saturday.

The University of Arizona finished second this weekend, five shots behind the Sooners. The Wildcats' top individual, Norris, registered a 213 (71-69-73), two shots behind Harris.

The lowest team round of the weekend was recorded by South Carolina when it fired a second-round 283. The Gamecocks surrounded that outstanding performance with a first-round 302 and a third-round 300 to finish in third position with a tournament-total of 885.

Final Team Standings

1.  Oklahoma286-290-294-870

2.  Arizona290-295-290-875

3.  Virginia296-294-289-879

4.  South Carolina302-283-300-885

5.  North Carolina299-291-298-888

6.  Clemson296-296-298-890

    Auburn293-295-302-890

8.  Tennessee303-292-296-891

9.  North Carolina St.304-296-296-896

10.  Texas Christian302-297-299-898

11.  E. Tennessee St.297-308-295-900

12.  Ala.-Birmingham301-301-302-904

13.  Wake Forest307-301-299-907

14.  Louisiana St.303-305-301-909

15.  Purdue298-315-306-919

Individual Standings

1.  Max HarrisNorth Carolina71-69-71-211

2.  Patrick NorrisArizona71-69-73-213

3.  Chris JamesOklahoma69-72-75-216

    Chris WislerE. Tennessee St.69-76-71-216

5.  Kelsey ClineOklahoma73-74-70-217

    Kyle ThompsonSouth Carolina75-70-72-217

    Brent WannerWake Forest73-72-72-217

Other OU Players

T9.  J.D. Robertson72-72-75-219

T11.  Cody Freeman74-72-74-220

T25.  John Kidwell72-75-76-223