Sooners will face a competitive field, including seven teams ranked in the top 50.
Feb. 16, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. -- The 45th-ranked University of Oklahoma men's golf team will travel to Rio Grande, P.R., to compete in the three-day, 54-hole Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue University. The event, slated for Feb. 17-19 (Sunday-Tuesday), will be held at the Rio Mar Country Club's River Course, a 6,092-yard, par-72 track.
The competitive 15-team field includes eight squads ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin top 50, including the Sooners, No. 5 Alabama, No. 10 Georgia Tech, No. 11 Georgia, No. 17 SMU, No. 19 Clemson, No. 30 North Carolina and No. 31 Northwestern. Augusta State, East Tennessee State, Michigan, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Purdue and Virginia Tech complete the field.
The Sooners are coming off a one-stroke victory at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. It was their first tournament of the spring season.
"We are going to try and put ourselves in the same position as last week with an opportunity to win coming into the final round," OU head coach Ryan Hybl said.
OU's lineup features the same five golfers who led the Sooners to last week's title: seniors Abraham Ancer and Will Kropp, juniors Michael Schoolcraft and Eduardo Castiello and freshman Beau Titsworth.
Live scoring for the Puerto Rico Classic will be available at GolfStat.com.