Feb. 23, 2014
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico – Bo Andrews fired a bogey-free 68, and Seth Reeves added a 69 Sunday, lifting third-ranked Georgia Tech into a tie for second place following the first round of the Puerto Rico Classic.
The Yellow Jackets shot a 10-under-par team total of 278 and are tied with No. 7 Georgia, five strokes behind top-ranked Alabama (15-under 273). Big Ten members Purdue (-7) and Michigan (-3) are fourth and fifth, followed by Clemson (-1) among the 15 teams competing.
The 54-hole event is being contested through Tuesday on the 6,902-yard, par-72 River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club.
“Great to get off to a good start this time,” said head coach Bruce Heppler. “We got some very good play today from Bo and Seth, which was good so see, and solid rounds from Ollie and Anders.”
Andrews, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., birdied the par-4 6th hole and the par-3 8th, as well as both par-5s on the back side in posting his ninth round at par of under this year. He is in a tie for fifth place, two strokes behind Purdue’s Adam Schenk, who posted a 6-under 66. Reeves, a senior from Duluth, Ga., also birdied four holes, but recorded a bogey at the par-4 16th and is in a three-way tie for seventh.
Plays resumes with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Eastern time Monday.
PUERTO RICO CLASSIC
Rio Mar Country Club, River Course
Alabama 273 (-15), Georgia Tech 278, Georgia 278, Purdue 281, Michigan 285, Clemson 287, Virginia Tech 289, SMU 290, Northwestern 292, Missouri 292, Oklahoma 295, North Carolina 295, NC State 296, UNC-Greensboro 296, East Tennessee State 298
Adam Schenk, Purdue 66; Cory Whitsett, Alabama 67; Joey Garber, Georgia 67; Robby Shelton, Alabama 67; Davis Bateman, North Carolina 68; Bo Andrews, Georgia Tech 68; Seth Reeves, Georgia Tech 69; Trey Mullinax, Alabama 69; Brett McIntosh, Michigan 69