May 7, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee announced Monday that the University of Oklahoma men's golf team will be one of 27 teams to advance to the NCAA Central Regional Golf Championships on May 15-18 in Little Rock Ark., at the Pleasant Valley Country Club.

The Sooners are coming off of a third-place finish at the Big 12 Conference Championship and will be competing at The Maxwell tournament this weekend in Ardmore, Okla. on May 11-12. OU has posted four top-five finishes this season while competing against some of the toughest fields in the country. Several Sooners have stood out this season including senior Cody Freeman and sophomore John Kidwell, who both garnered All-Big 12 honors.

OU was selected as a fifth seed and will be competing in the following field:

1. TCU
2. North Carolina State
3. Oklahoma State
4. Virginia Tech
5. Oklahoma
6. Toledo
7. Purdue
8. Lamar
9. Baylor
10. Alabama
11. LSU
12. Tulsa
13. Kansas
14. Southern Methodist
        15. Illinois
16. Houston
17. Missouri
18. Colorado
19. Texas-Arlington
20. Northwestern
21. Arkansas State
22. Maryland
23. St. John's
24. Austin Peay State
25. Princeton
26. Army
27. Jackson State