Feb. 25, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's 20th-ranked men's golf team is currently tied for 10th place after the first day of play at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Sooners shot a first-round total of 301, 13-over-par, placing them 12 strokes behind second-ranked and tournament leader Clemson.

Individually, OU has two players in the top 10 after first-round action. Junior Cody Freeman led the Sooners, firing an even-par 72 and is currently tied for sixth. Freeman was steady from start to finish carding two scores of 36. Freshman Martin Flores is only one shot behind Freeman after shooting a one-over par (73) to tie for 10th.

Cody and Martin were solid for us today, said Oklahoma Head Coach Jim Ragan. Cody made birdies as well as a few bogies but he's remaining steady. Martin made 17 pars and one bogey. He had a lot of good putts that just didn't fall but he's playing with a lot of confidence now.

Sophomore Matt Cohn and junior J.D. Robertson each carded scores of 78 and stand tied for 49th. Sophomore John Kidwell rounded out the scoring for OU posting a 79.

Our team put some good work in on the range after the round was over and I think that we got some things accomplished, said Ragan. Hopefully we'll be able to come back tomorrow and play a little bit better.

OU will begin second-round play at the Puerto Rico Classic when the Sooners tee off at 8 a.m. (AST) Monday morning at the Rio Mar Country Club.

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Team Scores
1. Clemson 289 (+1)
2. Georgia 293 (+5)
3. Colorado 294 (+6)
T4. Georgia Tech 296 (+8)
T4. Minnesota 296 (+8)
6. Duke 298 (+10)
T7. Virginia 299 (+11)
T7. Texas A&M 299 (+11)
T7. Northwestern 299 (+11)
T10. East Tenn. State 301 (+13)
T10. Oklahoma 301 (+13)
T12. Wake Forest 307 (+19)
T12. North Carolina St. 307 (+19)
14. Kent State 309 (+21)
15. Purdue 318 (+30)

Top Five Individuals
1. Lucas Glover, Clemson 68 (-4)
2. Jon Mills , Kent State 69 (-3)
T3. Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech 71 (-1)
T3. David Sanchez, N.C. State 71 (-1)
T3. Scott Harrington, Northwestern 71 (-1)

Oklahoma Individual Scores
T6. Cody Freeman 72 (E)
T10. Martin Flores 73 (+1)
T49. Matt Cohn 78 (+6)
T49. J.D. Roberton 78 (+6)
T57. John Kidwell 79 (+7)