Sooners move up one spot in Puerto Rico, Johnson tied for individual lead

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The No. 6 Oklahoma men’s golf team carded a 285 (-3) during Monday’s second round at the Puerto Rico Classic. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par-72, 6,902-yard River Course at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The 15-team field features seven ranked teams in the Golfweek top 50, including three in the top 10. OU heads into the final round in fourth place with a two-day 572 (-4), seven shots back of the lead.

Georgia Tech moved into first place on Monday, posting a second-round 282 (-6) to grab the 36-hole lead at 565 (-11). NC State is one shot back of the lead at 566 (-10), while Georgia holds sole possession of third place with a two-round 568 (-8). Clemson sits in fifth place at 577 (+1) overall.

Redshirt junior Quade Cummins led the Sooners on day two, finishing with 69 (-3) for his fifth round in the 60s this season. Cummins picked up four birdies and closed out his round with an eagle on his final hole of the day.

The redshirt junior is tied for fifth place individually at 140 (-4), just one shot back of the lead.

Junior Garett Reband is tied for 15th place with a 36-hole total of 142 (-2). Reband posted an even-par 72 during Monday’s second round.

Junior Riley Casey and freshman Patrick Welch share 29th place at 146 (+2) heading into Tuesday’s final round. Casey fired a 71 (-1) during the second round, logging three birdies. Welch started the day with four birdies in the first seven holes, but finished with a 73 (+1).

Senior Blaine Hale is tied for 45th place at 149 (+5) through 36 holes. The senior finished with a 76 (+4) in Monday’s second round.

Tuesday’s final round of the Puerto Rico Classic will begin at 6:30 a.m. CT with a shotgun start. The Sooners will be paired with Clemson and Purdue for the final round.

Playing individually at the par-71, 6,716-yard Ocean Course, redshirt junior Thomas Johnson is tied for the lead heading into Tuesday’s final round. The redshirt junior posted a 73 (+1) during the second round and shares the lead with Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman with a two-day 138 (-4).

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