Feb. 13, 2002

HILO, Hawaii - The University of Oklahoma men's golf team completed first round action at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Hilo, Hawaii, in 16th place on Wednesday. The Sooners finished out the day with a team score of 295 (+17) at the par-72, 7,074-yard Kings' Golf Course. Georgia Tech is the team leader after the first day of play with a score of 281 (-7).

Oklahoma was led by sophomore Blake Martin (Stigler, Okla.) who shot a career-low 70 (-2) and is currently tied for eighth. Martin, making his first-ever start for OU, is only three shots off the lead.

Junior John Kidwell (Dallas, Texas) posted a 74 to stand tied for 60th. Senior Cody Freeman (Arnett, Okla.) is tied for 65th after carding a 75 and sophomore Martin Flores (Mansfield, Texas) shot a first-round 76 and is tied for 85th. Sophomore Doug Manor (Garland, Texas) rounded out the scoring for OU with a 78.

OU begins second-round play Thursday morning at 6:45 a.m. (10:45 CST).


Team Scores
1. Georgia Tech 281 (-7)
2. Stanford 285 (-3)
3.Minnesota 286 (-2)
4.Pepperdine 287 (-1)
5.Nevada         288 (E)
Fresno State 288 (E)
7.Arkansas 289 (+1)
8.Washington 290 (+2)
9.Oregon         291 (+3)
Rhode Island 291 (+3)
11.TCU         292 (+4)
Kansas         292 (+4)
13.Houston         293 (+5)
Oregon State 293 (+5)
15.Southern Cal 294 (+6)
16.Oklahoma 295 (+7)
17.Texas A&M 296 (+8)
Hawaii-Hilo 296 (+8)
19.UNLV         297 (+9)
20.Arizona State 298 (+10)
21.UTEP         299 (+11)
22.UC-Santa Barbara 301 (+13)
Hawaii         301 (+13)
24.Nagoya         303 (+15)

Top Five Individuals 1.Troy Matteson, Ga. Tech 67 (-5) Aaron Byers, Oregon 67 (-5) 3.Jonathan Echols, Fresno St.68 (-4) 4.Andrew Medley, Ole Miss 69 (-3) Jason Allred, Pepperdine 69 (-3) Philip Rowe, Stanford 69 (-3) Kevin Blue, Stanford 69 (-3)

Oklahoma Individual Scores T8.Blake Martin70 (-2) T60.John Kidwell74 (+2) T65.Cody Freeman75 (+3) T85.Martin Flores76 (+4) T105.Doug Manor78 (+6)