RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — The fifth-ranked Alabama men’s golf team ended the second round of play at the Puerto Rico Classic on Monday, carding a 3-over par 291. The Tide improved 15 strokes from Sunday’s opening round total of 306 – the best improvement by any team in the field – and is in 15th place after 36 holes with a team total of 21-over par 597 (306-291).
Crimson Tide sophomore Wilson Furr led the charge as he bettered his opening round score by nine strokes, finishing with a 4-under par 68 on Monday. It was the seventh career round in the 60s for Furr and fifth time he reached the mark this season. The Jackson, Miss., native will enter Tuesday’s third and final round of play in a tie for 21st overall with a 1-over par 145 (77-68).
Freshmen Frankie Capan III (79-72) and Prescott Butler (75-76) are tied for 50th overall with both at 7-over par 151 on the par 72, 6,902-yard Rio Mar Country Club River Course. Capan bettered his opening 18 hole total of 77 by seven strokes as he finished with an even par 72, giving him the second-best improvement by a UA golfer on the day.
Sophomore Davis Shore is in a tie for 67th place at 12-over par 156 (81-75) and senior Alex Green rounds out the Alabama team in a tie for 69th with a 13-over par 157 (75-82).
Georgia Tech (565), No. 6 nationally ranked, leads No. 26 NC State (566) by one-shot heading into the tournament’s final round. SEC rival and 15th-Georgia (568) is in third, followed by No. 5 Oklahoma (572) and No. 12 Clemson (577) to round out the top five teams.