Georgia Takes Puerto Rico Classic; Host Purdue Finishes 14th
March 1, 2009
The Purdue men's golf team concluded play on Sunday with a cumulative score of 884 (+20) at the 2009 Puerto Rico Classic. The Boilermakers used a third round score of 293 (+5) after shooting a 292 and 299 in rounds one and two. Purdue's score placed them in 14th in the field of 15.
The tournament, which Purdue hosted, was played at the Rio Mar Country Club River Course in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The River Course is a par-72, 6,902-yard venue. The tournament boasted a field of 15 teams, all of which are ranked inside Golfweek's top 70.
Georgia, who was ranked second coming into the weekend, won the tournament with a cumulative score of 826 (-38). Georgia was in third after round one but scored a tournament low 270 in round two to comeback and eventually win the tournament. Clemson finished in second with a score of 838 (-26) and Oklahoma St. finished third with a score of 848 (-16).
Hudson Swafford of Georgia and Dylan Fritelli of Texas tied for first with three-round scores of 204 (-12). While Fritelli used a tournament low score of 64 in round two, Swafford used back-to-back 67s in round two and three to make his move up the leader board.
Boom Ratanakul and William Sjaichudin led Purdue with scores of 218 (+2). Both men used a Purdue low score of 70 (-2) during the tournament. Sjaichudin led the tournament off with a 70 (-2) in round one, while Ratanakul finished with a 70 (-2) in round three. Other scoring Boilermakers included Tyler Duncan with a 223 (+7) and Erich Johnston with 225 (+9)
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