Bryan Still in Fight

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 28, 2005

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team slid one spot to ninth after the second round at the Puerto Rico Classic.

Freshman Phillip Bryan, who finished round one in second, ended the day tied for seventh at 2 under. The Mustang, Okla., native followed his career-low 66 with a 74 in the second round. He is four strokes out of the lead.

Georgia Tech stormed into the overall lead, carding a second-round best 278, by four strokes over second-place Florida in the field of 18.

Complete Results

Arizona State’s Alejandro Canizares improved from a seventh-place start to the individual lead after sharing low-round honors with a 67.

The weather was slightly cooler and windier than in the first round, attributing to tougher conditions on the Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort’s River Course. Monday’s 74.93 stroke average was over a stroke greater than Sunday’s 73.52.

Junior Justin Fraley, in his first tournament with Oklahoma, was the only Sooner to improve on his first-round score. The Rowlett, Texas, native followed Sunday’s 75 with a 74 today. He finished tied for 46th, up from a 51st-place start.

Sophomore Anthony Kim (La Quinta, Calif.) concluded the second round tied for 51st and junior Shawn LaFontaine (Cobourg, Ontario) is one stroke back tied for 56th.

Senior Craig Lurie struggled on day two. The Houston, Texas, native fell from 30th to 68th after needing 81 strokes to complete 18 holes. He scored a season-low 72 in the first round.

The final round begins Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6 a.m.

Puerto Rico Classic
Westin Rio Mar River Course Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
6,945 yards; par 72


Fin.   School                                              Scores

1.      Georgia Tech                                    280-278 558

2.      Florida                                              279-283 562

3.      Oklahoma State                                282-283 565

4.      Arizona State                                    284-286 570

5.      Georgia                                            278-298 576

6.      Clemson                                           280-298 578

7.      Duke                                                292-289 581

8.      Purdue                                              295-288 583

9.      Oklahoma                                        287-300 587

         East Tennessee St.                           293-294 587

11.    Alabama                                          289-299 588

         Minnesota                                        296-292 588

13.    North Carolina State                        286-303 589

14.    Kent State                                       301-296 597

15.    Illinois                                              299-305 604

16.    Michigan                                          300-307 607

         Northwestern                                   300-307 607

18.    Virginia Tech                                   301-308 609



1.      Alejandro Canizares, Arizona St.     69-67 136

2.      Cian McNamara, East Tenn. St.      69-68 137

T3.    James Vargas, Florida                     65-73 138

T3.    Kendall Critchfield, Arizona St.       69-69 138

T5.    Chan Song, Georgia Tech               68-71 139

T5.    Zack Robinson, Oklahoma St.        68-71 139



T7.    Phillip Bryan                                   66-74 140

T46.  Justin Fraley                                   75-74 149

T51.  Anthony Kim                                  74-76 150

T56.  Shawn LaFontaine                          75-76 151

T68.  Craig Lurie                                     72-81 153




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