Feb. 28, 2009

Courtesy of Georgia

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The No. 1-ranked Georgia men's golf team surged into first place during the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic on Saturday.

The Bulldogs fired an 18-under-par 270 - the third-best round in school history - to move to 23-under 553 for the tournament. Georgia will enter the final round on Sunday with a seven-stroke advantage over Clemson.

Sophomore Harris English led Georgia's second-round effort with a 6-under 66. Junior Hudson Swafford and sophomore Russell Henley each added a 5-under 67, followed by senior Michael Green at 2-under 70 and senior Brian Harman at 1-under 71.

Swafford moved into second place in the individual standings at 7-under 137, six shots behind Texas' Dylan Fritelli. English is tied for third at 6-under 138, while Henley is tied for sixth at 5-under 139, Harman is tied for 10th at 4-under 140 and Green is tied for 18th at 1-under 143.

"It's very satisfying as a coach to see every player in the lineup have a good day," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. "They really fed off of each other today, and the score bears that out. All five guys in the top 20 says it all. I am excited with the way we are playing, and I hope we can keep it going one more day."

The Puerto Rico Classic will conclude on Sunday.