Sooners slip to seventh in Puerto Rico Classic, McGreevy places 11th

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The The No. 14 Oklahoma men’s golf team claimed seventh place in the Puerto Rico Classic. The three-day, 54-hole tournament took place at the par-72, 6,945-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The Sooners finished with a three-round 859 (-5) after shooting a 290 (+2) on Tuesday.

No. 7 Alabama took first among the competitive 15-team field with an 839 (-25). No. 12 Clemson finished second with an 848 (-16), and No. 16 Georgia took third with an 851 (-13). In fourth was No. 33 Kentucky at 853 (-11), and rounding out the top five was No. 8 North Carolina at 855 (-9).

Junior Max McGreevy was the best finisher for the Sooners, claiming a share of 11th with a 213 (-3). The Edmond native played a consistent tournament, carding a 71 (-1) in all three rounds.

Earning a tie for 25th was freshman Blaine Hale, who totaled a 74 (+2) on the day to reach a three-round 215 (-1). Senior Beau Titsworth also fired a 74 (+2) in the final round, putting him in a tie for 32nd with an overall 217 (+1).

After a difficult second round, sophomore Grant Hirschman showed improvement in the third, shooting a 71 (-1) and pocketing four birdies. He finished the tournament with a 219 (+3) in 37th place.

Freshman Brad Dalke ended in a tie for 41st with an overall 221 (+5). Teeing off at hole No. 10, Dalke shot a bogey-free back nine, but he struggled on the front and finished the round with a 78 (+6).

Luke Kwon claimed the title at the separate individual tournament played among 13 competitors on the par-71, 6,716-yard Ocean Course. The redshirt senior fired a 205 (-8) over three rounds, finishing seven strokes ahead of the runner-up. He shot a 69 (-2) in the final round, his third consecutive round in the 60s. Kwon is the first Sooner to record scores in the 60s in all three rounds of a tournament since Abraham Ancer did so at the Desert Shootout in 2011.

OU will return to competition at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas, Nev., March 7-9 (Monday-Wednesday).

 

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