Men's Golf

Tech Slips to 5th at Puerto Rico Classic

GoJackets
Seth Reeves is in the top 10 heading into Tuesday's final round.

GoJackets
Seth Reeves is in the top 10 heading into Tuesday's final round.
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Feb. 18, 2013

THE FLATS - Ollie Schniederjans shot a 3-under-par 69, and Anders Albertson added a 2-under-par 70 Monday for Georgia Tech, but the 8th-ranked Yellow Jackets slipped a spot to fifth place after 36 holes at the Puerto Rico Classic.

Complete Results and Live Scoring

Seth Reeves shot even-par 72 and Richard Werenski added a 74 as the Yellow Jackets posted a 3-under-par team score of 285, one stroke better than their opening round Sunday. But Tech fell further behind Monday after sixth-ranked Alabama went 10-under-par on the Rio Grande Country Club's River Course, Oklahoma went 11-under and No. 20 SMU went 10-under for the round.

The Crimson Tide and the Sooner are tied atop the leaderboard at 19-under-par 557, with the Mustangs (-11) eight shots back in third place. Ninth-ranked Georgia (-6) slipped ahead of Tech into fourth place after posting an 8-under-par round Monday. The Jackets (-5) are one shot behind the Bulldogs. No. 21 Clemson (-1), which fell back with a 6-over-par 294 Monday, is the only other team in red figures after 36 holes.

"We had a chance for a very good round today," said Tech head coach Bruce Heppler. "We got off to a solid start on the most difficult part of the course, but didn't get anything out of the holes where you can really make some birdies. We are still looking for the first really good one of the spring."

Schniederjans, a sophomore from Powder Springs, Ga., is tied for sixth place individually at 4-under-par 140, three shots off the pace of Eduardo Castiello of Oklahoma, who added a 69 Monday to his opening 68, and Mikey Moyers of Virginia Tech, who has shot rounds of 70-67. They are tied at 7-under-par 137 for 36 holes and are one stroke ahead of Alabama's Scott Strohmeyer (69-69). NC State's Albin Choi and SMU's Austin Smotherman are tied for fourth place at 139 (-5).

 

 

Schniederjans started at the fifth hole in the shotgun start, making six birdies and three bogeys in his first 14 holes, but played his last four even. Albertson, a sophomore from Woodstock, Ga., who started at No. 7, birdied 17, 18, 4 and 5, but bogeyed no. 6, his finishing hole.

Reeves was 4-under-par through his first 11 holes, but took a double-bogey at 17 and bogeys at 2 and 3 coming in. Andrews had a similar finish with two bogeys in his final five holes and finished with a 75 that did not count for the Jackets. Werenski's round included a bogey, a double bogey and one birdie.

The final round of the Puerto Rico Classic tees off at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

PUERTO RICO CLASSIC
Rio Mar Country Club - River Course, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
36-hole Results

TEAM STANDINGS - T1 Alabama 279 278 557 -19, T1 Oklahoma 280 277 557 -19, 3 SMU 287 278 565 -11, 4 Georgia 290 280 570 -6, 5 Georgia Tech 286 285 571 -5, 6 Clemson 281 294 575 -1, 7 Northwestern 297 281 578 +2, 8 Virginia Tech 292 288 580 +4, 9 Augusta State 292 294 586 +10, 10 North Carolina 291 296 587 +11, 11 East Tennessee State 296 297 593 +17, 12 North Carolina State 303 291 594 +18, 13 Ohio State 304 294 598 +22, 14 Purdue 308 292 600 +24, 15 Michigan 298 313 611 +35,

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - T1 Mikey Moyers Virginia Tech 70 67 137 -7, T1 Eduardo Castiello Oklahoma 68 69 137 -7, 3 Scott Strohmeyer Alabama 69 69 138 -6, T4 Albin Choi North Carolina State 70 69 139 -5, T4 Austin Smotherman SMU 68 71 139 -5, T6 Bryson Dechambeau SMU 74 66 140 -4, T6 Ollie Schniederjans Georgia Tech 71 69 140 -4, T6 Cory Whitsett Alabama 70 70 140 -4, T9 Bobby Wyatt Alabama 71 70 141 -3, T9 Crawford Reeves Clemson 69 72 141 -3, T9 Seth Reeves Georgia Tech 69 72 141 -3, T9 Nicholas Losole Northwestern 71 70 141 -3, T9 Will Kropp Oklahoma 73 68 141 -3, T9 Abraham Ancer Oklahoma 71 70 141 -3, T9 Nicholas Reach Georgia 74 67 141 -3, T9 Mario Clemens SMU 70 71 141 -3, T17 Justin Thomas Alabama 73 69 142 -2, T17 Maverick Antcliff Augusta State 69 73 142 -2, T19 Jack Perry Northwestern 72 71 143 -1, T19 Cody Proveaux Clemson 73 70 143 -1, T19 Scott Vincent Virginia Tech 73 70 143 -1,

GEORGIA TECH SCORES - T6 Ollie Schniederjans (1) 71 69 140, T9 Seth Reeves (3) 69 72 141, T28 Anders Albertson (2) 75 70 145, T37 Richy Werenski (5) 73 74 147, T42 Bo Andrews (4) 73 75 148

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