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.
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
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
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