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Men's Golf Ties for Eighth at A&M
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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