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Golf Third Heading Into Final Round of the Puerto Rico Classic

Golf Third Heading Into Final Round of the Puerto Rico Classic

Feb. 23, 2004

Clemson, SC-Clemson shot a one-over par 289 in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar Country Club in San Juan. The Tigers, who led after round one with a 281 score, now sit in third place, seven strokes behind Oklahoma and four behind Florida.

Matt Hendrix led Clemson with a second-round 67, and he now stands alone in first place with a seven-under par total of 137. Hendrix, a senior from Aiken, SC, had a first-round 70 and is seeking his first individual tournament trophy.

Jack Ferguson is in a tie for second place after firing an even-par 72 on Monday. The All-American junior shot a 67 in the opening round on Sunday. Gregg Jones, who shot a first-round 70, struggled to a four-over 76 on Monday. The senior from Florence, SC is tied for 25th place.

Brent Delahoussaye continued his steady play on Monday, as he shot his second consecutive 74. He is four-over par for the tournament and is tied for 42nd individually. Brian Duncan, who shot a 74 on Sunday, had a seven-over par 79 in the second round of play.

Oklahoma took the lead at 13-under after a second-round 280, giving the Sooners a two-day total of 563. Florida, the nation’s No. 1 ranked team, shot a tournament-best 277 as a group on Monday and now are just three strokes behind Oklahoma. North Carolina State is fourth at even par, while Georgia is next with a six-over score. Minnesota is at eight-over, while Virginia is in seventh at 10-over.

Virginia Tech and Texas are tied for eighth, 24 shots back. Kent State and Oklahoma State are tied for 10th at 14-over par. Rounding out the remainder of the field, in order, are East Tennessee State (17-over), Duke (18-over), Georgia Tech (19-over), Purdue (22-over), Northwestern (22-over), Illinois (43-over), and Michigan (45-over par).

The 54-hole tournament concludes Tuesday afternoon in San Juan.