BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech golf team has a two-round total of 590 and are in 14th place at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The 15-team event is being played at the par-72, 6,902-yard River Course of the Rio Mar Country Club. Tech shot a second-round 12-over-par 300 on Monday
Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) leads the Hokies, as he is tied for 40th place with a two-round total of two-over-par 146. Cody Gribble of Texas takes the lead into Tuesday’s final round, with a 12-under-par 132. He shot 65 on Monday and Georgia’s Harris English shot the best round of the tournament so far on Monday, with an eight-under-par 64.
Juniors Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) and Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) are tied for 46th at 147. Sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) is tied for 55th at 150 and junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) is in 75th place at 161. Moyers and Bailey each had the Hokies’ best rounds of Monday at 74.
Texas shot a 21-under-par 269 on Monday and took over the lead at 30-under-par 546, nine strokes ahead of day-one leader Oklahoma State. Clemson is third at 559, Georgia is fourth at 564, Georgia Tech is fifth at 565 and Kent State is sixth at 567. Host Purdue and Northwestern are tied for seventh at 568, East Tennessee State is ninth at 571 and Ohio State is 10th at 580. Michigan is 11th at 581, Alabama is 12th at 584 and Oklahoma is 13th at 585, five strokes ahead of Virginia Tech. UNC Greensboro is 15th at 592.
This year’s event is headlined by top-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 10 Texas. In all, the Puerto Rico Classic boasts 10 teams ranked in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin ratings. In addition to the pair of top-10 teams on the slate, the field will also feature No. 12 Alabama, No. 19 Georgia Tech, No. 24 Georgia, No. 28 Clemson, No. 36 Kent State, No. 37 East Tennessee State, No. 40 Virginia Tech and 42nd-ranked Michigan.
The final round will be played Tuesday morning. This is the Hokies’ first event of the spring season.
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