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Saturday February 28, 2009UF in 7th heading into final round in Puerto Rico

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida men’s golf team is in seventh place heading into the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic after shooting a one-over par 289in the second round in San Juan at the Rio Mar Resort. Senior Billy Horschel (Grant, Fla.) shot a 68 (-4) in the second round and is tied for sixth at five-under par 139 for the tournament.

 

“Today was similar to yesterday in some ways,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “Georgia and Clemson went off. We shot one-over par, and it was similar to yesterday because we got off to a terrible start. The difference was we had two guys play pretty decent.”

 

Horschel, a three-time All-American, led the team for the second-straight day. Junior Tim McKenney (Scottsdale, Ariz.) improved his first-round score by six strokes, shooting three-under par 69. He is tied for22nd at even par 144 for the tournament.

 

The remaining three players in the lineup struggled on Saturday. Junior Tyson Alexander (Gainesville, Fla.) and freshman Mu Hu (Shen Zhen, China) each shot four-over par 76. Senior Toby Ragland (Jacksonville, Fla.) shot six-over par 78.

 

Alexander is tied for 40th at three-over par 147 after 36 holes. Hu and Ragland share atie for 57th at 150 (+6).

 

“We did have some good stuff today,” said Coach Alexander. “We'll have to do really well tomorrow to make up some ground.”

 

Georgia shot an amazing 18-under par in the second round and have a two-round total of553 (-23) heading into Sunday’s final round. Texas’ Dylan Fritelli remains atop the individual leader board after shooting an impressive eight-under par 64 in the second round. Fritelli is 13-under par (131) for the tournament.

 

Final round action will begin with a shotgun start at 6:30 ET on Sunday. Final results will be posted to Gatorzone.com at the conclusion of the tournament.

 

 

Team Results

Place

School

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

To Par

1

Georgia

283

270

553

-23

2

Clemson

285

275

560

-16

3

N.C. State

281

286

567

-9

4

Oklahoma St.

286

282

568

-8

5

Georgia Tech

280

292

572

-4

6

Texas

294

280

574

-2

7

Florida

288

289

577

+1

8

Alabama

288

291

579

+3

9

Michigan

287

294

581

+5

10

Kent State

295

288

583

+7

11

East Tennessee St.

297

291

588

+12

T12

Purdue

292

299

591

+15

T12

Minnesota

296

295

591

+15

T12

Northwestern

294

297

591

+15

15

Virginia Tech

312

285

597

+21

 

Individual Top-10

Place

Player

School

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Total

To Par

1

Dylan Fritelli

Texas

67

64

131

-13

2

Hudson Swafford

Georgia

70

67

137

-7

T3

David May

Clemson

68

70

138

-6

T3

Harris English

Georgia

72

66

138

-6

T3

James White

Ga. Tech

68

70

138

-6

T6

Kyle Stanley

Clemson

72

67

139

-5

T6

Russell Henley

Georgia

72

67

139

-5

T6

Matt Hill

NC State

69

70

139

-5

T6

Billy Horschel

Florida

71

68

139

-5

T10

Rickie Fowler

Okla. St.

72

68

140

-4

T10

Brian Harman

Georgia

69

71

140

-4

T10

Ben Martin

Clemson

71

69

140

-4

 

Florida Results

T6

Billy Horschel

71

68

139

-5

T22

Tim McKenney

75

69

144

E

T40

Tyson Alexander

71

76

147

+3

T57

Toby Ragland

72

78

150

+6

T57

Mu Hu

74

76

150

+6

 

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