OU Men's Golfers In 12th At ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 12, 2002

April 12, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team shot a team score of 571 (-5) on Friday to stand in 12th place after two rounds at the ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational at Karsten Golf Course (Par-72, 7.027 yards). The Sooners improved on a first-round 290 with a second-round score of 281. The University of Texas currently leads the tournament with a 547 (-29).

"Our team had some difficulty adjusting to the conditions out on the golf course today," said Oklahoma Head Coach Jim Ragan. "The weather conditions were not what we're accustomed to in Oklahoma but I was pleased with how our guys responded in the second round and hopefully we can continue to improve in tomorrow's round."

Leading the way for the Sooners was senior Cody Freeman (Arnett, Okla.), who fired rounds of 70 and a season-low 68 to finish out the day tied for eighth with a 138 (-6). Freeman is coming off a ninth-place finish at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate.

Junior Matt Cohn (La Jolla, Calif.) carded a total of 143 (-1) and is currently tied for 33rd. Cohn's second-round 69 was also a season-low. One shot behind Cohn is junior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas) who shot rounds of 71 and 73 and is tied for 39th with seven other golfers.

Sophomore Martin Flores (Mansfield, Texas) is tied for 60th after carding a combined score of 147 (+3) and sophomore Blake Martin (Stigler, Okla.) rebounded nicely after a first-round 78 to shoot even-par in the second round and is tied for 76th.

The Sooners will begin their final 18 holes of golf at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

Team Scores
1.      Texas           271-276=547 (-29)
2.      Arizona State   279-279=558 (-18)
3.      New Mexico      281-279=561 (-15)
        Oklahoma State  285-276=561 (-15)
5.      Pepperdine      287-275=562 (-14)
6.      Arizona         282-281=563 (-13)
        Oregon          283-280=563 (-13)
8.      TCU             283-282=565 (-11)
9.      BYU             279-287=566 (-10)
10.     USC             280-287=567 (-9)
11.     UCLA            287-283=570 (-6)
12.     Oklahoma        290-281=571 (-5)
13.     ASU Maroon      283-290=573 (-3)
14.     Stanford        291-290=581 (+5)
        Washington      296-285=581 (+5)
16.     Houston         299-293=592 (+16)

Top Five Individuals 1. Pat Moore, Ariz. St. 67-64=131 (-13) 2. Chris Carnahan, Oregon 68-64=132 (-12) 3. John Klauk, Texas 67-66=133 (-11) Bret Guetz, TCU 68-65=133 (-11) 5. Scott Hailes, New Mexico 68-66=134 (-10) Greg Machtaler, BYU 70-64=134 (-10)

Oklahoma Individual Scores T8. Cody Freeman 70-68=138 (-6) T33. Matt Cohn 74-69=143 (-1) T39. John Kidwell 71-73=144 (E) T60. Martin Flores 75-72=147 (+3) T70. Blake Martin 78-72=150 (+6)



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