March 3, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team finished the first and second rounds tied for seventh place at the Cleveland Golf Classic in Westlake Village, Calif. on Monday. The Sooners finished the first 36 holes with a team score of 580 (+12). The tournament leader is UCLA, who shot a two-under-par 566. The tournament is being played on the Championship Course (par 71, 6,815 yards) at the North Ranch Country Club.

OU was led by freshman Jim Renner (Plainville, Mass.) who shot an even-par 71 in the first round, followed by a 70 (-1) in the second round and is tied for seventh place.

Junior Doug Manor (Garland, Texas) carded an opening-round 70 (-1) and is currently tied for 18th place. Junior Blake Martin (Stigler, Okla.) remained consistent for the Sooners, following his first round 74 with a second round score of 73 and sits in a tie for 37th place.

Rounding out the scoring for the Sooners are senior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas) and freshman Brodie Flanders (Petitcodiac, New Brunswick) who each shot second-round scores of 75. Kidwell is tied for 47th place and Flanders finished the day in a tie for 79th place.

The Sooners begin final-round action Tuesday morning.

Top Five Individuals
1.  Roy Moon, UCLA                       71-67=138 (-4)
2.  Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State   68-71=139 (-3)
    Steve Conway, UCLA                   73-66=139 (-3)
    Jim Seki, Stanford                   68-71=139 (-3)
    Nick Watney, Fresno State            70-69=139 (-3)

Oklahoma Individual Scores T7. Jim Renner 71-70=141 (-1) T18. Doug Manor 70-74=144 (+2) T37. Blake Martin 74-73=147 (+5) T47. John Kidwell 73-75=148 (+6) T79. Brodie Flanders 78-75=153 (+11)

Team Scores 1. UCLA 289-277=566 (-2) 2. California 286-287=573 (+5) 3. San Diego State 291-283=574 (+6) 4. Stanford 291-285=576 (+8) 5. Fresno State 293-285=578 (+10) 6. Washington 295-284=579 (+11) 7. Oklahoma 288-292=580 (+12) Tennessee 287-293=580 (+12) Arizona State 279-301=580 (+12) 10. Oregon State 291-290=581 (+13) 11. BYU 293-289=582 (+14) 12. Pepperdine 294-291=585 (+17) 13. Oregon 289-300=589 (+21) 14. UC Santa Barbara 285-305=590 (+22) 15. Houston 294-297=591 (+23) 16. Ohio State 293-299=592 (+24) 17. USC 300-293=593 (+25)