Sooners move up to fourth in Puerto Rico

Through two rounds of play at the competitive Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, P.R., the No. 21 Oklahoma men’s golf team holds fourth place with a 5-over-par 581. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at the 6,092-yard, par-72 River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa.

The Sooners started the day in fifth place before carding a 290 (+2) to move up a spot against the 15-team field, which features nine teams ranked within the top 50 of the latest Golfweek/Sagarin poll.

No. 40 Georgia remained in first place with a 561 (-15), while No. 5 Georgia Tech is in second at 10 under par. No. 31 Clemson sits in third with a 2-over 578, and Purdue and No. 9 Alabama round out the top five with scores of 582 (+6).

Sixth-year OU head coach Ryan Hybl said that overall, his squad had a good round.

"Our entire team was in it all day, which was a nice change for us," Hybl said. "We had an opportunity to play a really solid round but couldn’t finish it off like we would have wanted to. But I really feel like the guys are ready to have a great round to finish."

Leading the Sooners on the scoreboard are senior Michael Gellerman and freshman Grant Hirschman, who share 12th place with scores of 143 (-1). Gellerman recorded OU’s best score of the day, a 1-under-par 71, while Hirschman shot a 74 (+2) to go with his first-round 69 (-3).

With a two-round 147 (+3), senior Charlie Saxon is tied for 29th place. Saxon, who fired a 1-over 73 on Monday, opened the round with a birdie on hole No. 6 and added three more in the round.

Junior Luke Kwon shot an even-par 72 for the second round and shares 35th place with a 148 (+4), while sophomore Max McGreevy’s 74 (+2) brought his 36-hole total to 140 (+6), good for a share of 41st place.

The final round of the Puerto Rico Classic is slated to begin at 5:30 a.m. CT Monday with a shotgun start. Live stats will be available at BirdieFire.com.

Team Standings
1. Georgia          280-281=561
2. Georgia Tech 292-274=566
3. Clemson         288-290=578
4. Oklahoma       291-290=581
T5. Purdue          298-284=582
T5. Alabama       285-297=582
7. Michigan        296-288=584
8. Virginia Tech  287-300=587
9. North Carolina  301-290=591
T10. UNCG          298-294=592
T10. East Tennessee State    299-293=592
12. Minnesota             296-301=597
13. Nebraska          296-302=598
14. Tulsa                304-296=600
15. NC State          303-299=602
 
Top Individuals
T1. Lee McCoy (Georgia)  71-68=139
T1. Miller Capps (Clemson)  69-70=139
T1. Sepp Straka (Georgia)      69-70=139
T4. Dru Love (Alabama)        71-69=140
T4. Billy Kennerly (Clemson)  70-70-140
T4. Robby Shelton (Alabama)   69-71=140
T4. Greyson Sigg (Georgia)      71-69=140
 
OU Players
T12. Michael Gellerman      72-71=143
T12. Grant Hirschman         69-74=143
T29. Charlie Saxon              74-73=147
T35. Luke Kwon                  76-72-148
T41. Max McGreevy            76-74=150
 

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