In the early stages of the Spring college season, a few teams have asserted claims as the best in the country, most recently the Oklahoma Sooners in Puerto Rico.
With a 59-under total at the Puerto Rico Classic on Tuesday, the No. 3-ranked Sooners set a program scoring record in relation to par. Oklahoma won its third tournament of the spring season following a final-round team score of 20-under par at Grand Reserve Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Over the 54 holes of play, the team also set a program record with 80 birdies.
After his 32nd win as head coach, Ryan Hybl commented, “Just a wonderful week all around for us.” “We’ve been looking forward to getting back on the road, and this bunch has a lot of chemistry.” We’d had some fantastic rounds all week and knew we’d have to keep the pedal to the metal today. There’s nothing like having a low final round to start with, and we’ll work our way up from there.”
Georgia came in second place at 53 under par, followed by Tennessee in third place at 47 under par. Purdue was fourth at 46 under par, and Michigan State was fifth at 41 under par.
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Individually, Oklahoma senior Chris Gotterup won at 20 under par, four shots ahead of Georgia’s Maxwell Ford and Tennessee’s Bryce Lewis. Gotterup also wins an exemption into the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open, which takes place March 3-6.
“Chris played fantastic all week, just like he does at home,” Hybl said. “We’re incredibly happy of him for winning this week and clinching a spot on the PGA Tour in two weeks down here on this course.”
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