OU drops into fifth in Puerto Rico Classic entering final round

The No. 14 Oklahoma men’s golf team holds a share of fifth place after two rounds of the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par-72, 6,945-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa.

The Sooners fired a 288 (E) Monday, bringing their two-round total to 569 (-7).

No. 7 Alabama is in first among the competitive 15-team field with a 563 (-13). No. 16 Georgia and No. 12 Clemson are tied for second with a 564 (-12), and No. 8 North Carolina holds fourth at 565 (-11). Tied for fifth with OU are No. 35 Georgia Tech and No. 33 Kentucky.

Pacing the Sooners for the second consecutive round is freshman Blaine Hale. Hale shot an even-par 72 on the round, bringing his overall score to 141 (-3) and putting him in a tie for 11th place.

Junior Max McGreevy recorded the best round of the day for OU, collecting five birdies en route to a 71 (-1). He now sits in a tie for 14th place with an overall 142 (-2).

Senior Beau Titsworth and freshman Brad Dalke share 23rd place with a 143 (-1). Titsworth carded a 72 (E) for the round, and Dalke earned a 73 (+1).

Grant Hirschman struggled Monday, totaling a 77 (+5) for the second round. The sophomore is in a tie for 48th with an overall 148 (+4).

"It wasn’t our best effort today as we struggled through the easier holes, which got us behind," OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "We are still in a good spot for tomorrow."

In the separate individual tournament, senior Luke Kwon leads the 13-player field with an overall 136 (-6) on the Ocean Course. He fired a career-low 67 (-4) on the day, earning his sixth career round in the 60s.

The final round of the Puerto Rico Classic is scheduled to begin Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Live scoring will be available on BirdieFire.com.

 

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