OU Tied for First Round Lead
April 24, 2006

TULSA, Okla. Led by seniors Brodie Flanders and Shawn LaFontaine, the University of Oklahoma men’s golf team stands in a first-place tie with Texas after the first round of the Big 12 Championships at Southern Hills.

The Sooners concluded round one with a team total of 285 (+5) on the 7,055 yard, par-71 layout.  OU’s score matches the fourth-best round in Big 12 Championship history, as well as equaling the tournament’s second-lowest numerical first-round score.

Flanders and LaFontaine fired matching rounds of one-under-par 69 and stand in a tie for second place, one shot behind Nebraska’s Brady Schnell.

OU’s third senior, Justin Fraley, carded a two-over 72 to tie for 14th.  Phillip Bryan and defending Big 12 medalist Anthony Kim are tied for 42nd at five-over-par.

Severe weather moved through the Tulsa area early in the afternoon, temporarily delaying the completion of the first round.  Teams returned to the course shortly after 3:30 p.m. CDT for the remainder of round one and the start of round two.

Second round action will continue until dark on Monday evening.  Remaining holes will be completed prior to the start of the final round on Tuesday morning.

OU is paired with Baylor and Texas for the second round.  Final-round pairings will be decided by the team standings following round two.

Sooner golf fans can follow live scoring at or on Big 12 host Colorado’s official athletics site,



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