Men's Golf Ties for Eighth at A&M

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 16, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team moved up two spots in Sunday’s final round of the Aggie Invitational, finishing in a tie for eighth place with Kansas State at 916 (+62).

The Sooners were in 10th after the first two rounds on Saturday, but posted their best team score of the tournament, a 296 (+8), in the final round to gain in the team standings.

Texas Tech used a scorching 12-under-par team score in Sunday morning’s round to overtake host Texas A&M, which held a seemingly safe 15-shot lead going into the day.  The Red Raiders finished with a tournament total of 868 (+4) to take home the title by one shot over the Aggies.

Tech also had the individual champion as Oscar Floren fired a final-round 66 to take home medalist honors by three strokes over Baylor’s Ryan Baca.

For Oklahoma, All-American Anthony Kim bounced back from a second-round 81 with and even-par 72 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 12th.

Senior Brodie Flanders turned in the best round of the day for the Sooners, carding a two-under 70.  Flanders, coming off a career-best 13th-place finish at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate (April 3-4), tied for 26th overall.

Sophomore Phillip Bryan also shot his best round of the tournament in the final round, recording a three-over 75 to finish in a tie for 44th at 233 (+17).

Senior Shawn LaFontaine tied for 54th at 236 (+20), while fellow senior Justin Fraley was 62nd.

Oklahoma, ranked 39th in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performace Ratings, has finished in the top 10 in each of its events this spring.

The Sooners return to the links April 24-25 for the Big 12 Championships at Southern Hills in Tulsa.  OU was runner-up at last  year’s tournament with Kim taking home his first individual Big 12 title.

Team Standings

1.

Texas Tech

300 292 276 868 (+4)
2. Texas A&M 290 287 292 869 (+5)
3. Oklahoma State 294 300 283 877 (+13)
4. Kent State 292 301 290 883 (+19)
5. SMU 297 303 299 899 (+35)
T6. Baylor 306 304 299 909 (+45)
T6. New Mexico 305 307 297 909 (+45)
T8. Kansas State 302 305 309 916 (+52)
T8. Oklahoma 307 313 296 916 (+52)
10. Colorado 311 310 303 924 (+60)
T11. Michigan State 304 315 309 928 (+64)
T11. Augusta State 311 311 306 928 (+64)

Individual Standings

1. Oscar Floren, Texas Tech 75 68 66 209 (-7)
2. Ryan Baca, Baylor 71 72 69 212 (-4)
3. Andrew Parr, Texas A&M 73 73 69 215 (-1)
4. Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State 72 74 70 216 (E)
T5. Andrew Dresser, Texas Tech 75 74 68 217 (+1)
T5. Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State 75 71 71 217 (+1)

Oklahoma Scores

T12. Anthony Kim 70 81 72 223 (+7)
T26. Brodie Flanders 78 80 70 228 (+12)
T44. Phillip Bryan 80 78 75 233 (+17)
T54. Shawn LaFontaine 80 77 79 236 (+20)
62. Justin Fraley 79 78 84 241 (+25)

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