Sooner Men's Golfers Set To Finish Fall Season

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 08, 2001

Nov. 8, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team will conclude the fall portion of the 2001-02 season on Nov. 9-11 (Fri.-Sun.) as the Sooners travel to Hilton Head, S.C., to compete in the Long Cove Collegiate at the Long Cove Club (7,100 yards, par 72).

Included among the field are: Arizona State, Augusta State, Clemson, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Southern California, Texas, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Florida.

The tournament will include 18 holes of competition each day while the teams will be playing their practice rounds on Wednesday.

Flores Ties For Second At Red River Classic
Sophomore Martin Flores fired a 206 (-10) to tie for second overall as OU finished in eighth at the Taylor Made Red River Classic in Dallas, Texas.

It was the lowest three-round total for Flores in his career as a Sooner. His first-round 67 tied his career-low at Oklahoma and it was his second top-two finish at OU. The other came at the NCAA Central Regional last May.

In The Rankings. . .
The latest edition of the Golf World College Golf Coaches' Poll ranked Oklahoma 12th. In other rankings, the Sooners are 15th in Golfweek while Golfstat has OU 16th. Individually, sophomore Martin Flores and senior Cody Freeman are ranked 29th and 61st respectively in Golfweek.

OU Starters In Hilton Head

Martin Flores (So., Mansfield, Texas) - Making his 18th consecutive start for OU since the beginning of his freshman season...Tied for second at Red River leading all Sooners for the second time this season...Shot the lowest three-round total of his career as a Sooner (206)...Tied his career-low round (67) in the first round...It was the second top-two finish of his OU career...Finished 64th at The Preview...Finished in third place at The Ridges Intercollegiate to lead all Sooner golfers.

Flores' OU Career Numbers
Starts - 17
Rounds - 50
Strokes - 3,686
Low - 67
Avg. - 73.7

Parker Foster (Jr., Tulsa, Okla.) - His sixth start for OU...Tied for 51st at Red River finishing at four-over (220)...Was second among the Sooners at The Preview tying for 37th...Tied for 27th at The Ridges Intercollegiate...Shot a three-round 218 (+2).

Foster's Career Numbers
Starts - 5
Rounds - 24
Strokes - 1,773
Low - 68
Avg. - 73.9

Cody Freeman (Sr., Arnett, Okla.) - Making his 29th career start for OU...Tied for 42nd at Red River finishing at one-over-par (217)....Led OU at The Preview tying for ninth with a score of 214 (+1)...It was the seventh top-10 finish of his OU career.....Tied for 22nd at The Ridges Intercollegiate.

Freeman's Career Numbers
Starts - 28
Rounds - 88
Strokes - 6,485
Low - 66
Avg. - 73.7

John Kidwell (Jr., Dallas, Texas) - His 21st start as a Sooner...Was second among Sooner golfers at Red River tying for 35th overall with a score of 216 (E)...Started off the season tying for 52nd at the Preview...Shot a final score of 226.

Kidwell's Career Numbers
Starts - 20
Rounds - 65
Strokes - 4,856
Low - 67
Avg. - 74.7

J.D. Robertson (Sr., Little Rock, Ark.) - Starting his 22nd tournament as a Sooner...In Dallas, finished tied for 59th with a total score of 221 (+5)...Tied for 37th at The Preview with fellow Sooner Parker Foster...Tied for 13th at The Ridges Intercollegiate with a score of 215 (-1) finishing second among Sooner finishers.

Robertson's Career Numbers
Starts - 21
Rounds - 74
Strokes - 5,516
Low - 67
Avg. - 74.5



Sooner Sports Properties, LLC, is the multimedia rights holder for athletics at the University of Oklahoma.
Sooner Sports Properties is a joint venture of Learfield Communications and Tyler Media, LLC.


Sooner Sports Powered by FOX Sports is a multi-platform network that provides distribution of 1,000+ hours of Sooner sports programming annually on a variety of FOX Sports outlets, including FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, and FOX College Sports.