RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Purdue tied for the low round of the day, a nine-under 279, on Monday to move into second place after 36 holes of play at the Puerto Rico Classic.
The Boilermakers’ performance tied for the 13th-best team round in program history, and equaled Alabama for Monday’s best team score. Purdue owns a total of 568 (-8) through two rounds, and trails Alabama by 13 strokes heading into Tuesday’s final round.
Tyler Duncan led the charge on Monday, carding seven birdies en route to a career-best round of 66 (-6). The effort matched the best individual round of the tournament so far, as leader James White of Georgia Tech also shot 66 on Monday.
Duncan rests in fourth place with a total of 139 (-5), just three shots off White’s pace heading into Tuesday’s final round.
William Sjaichudin was also on top of his game on Monday, posting a season-low 68 (-4) to move into a tie for fifth place with one round to play. Sjaichudin had six birdies on Monday, and will enter play Tuesday with a total of 141 (-3).
Two Boilermakers will tee off in the third round in a tie for 32nd place, as Justin Cho and Adam Schenk shot 72 (E) and 79 (+7), respectively, on Monday to bring their totals to 147 (+3). Enzo Perez rebounded from a tough opening round with a one-over 73 on Monday, and is currently tied for 60th place with a score of 154 (+10).