Bucs remain in first at Puerto Rico Classic
Bucs remain in first at Puerto Rico Classic
Monday, February 13, 2023

ETSU takes five-shot lead into Tuesday’s final round

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (Feb. 13, 2023) – The ETSU men’s golf team kept its stance atop the team leaderboard at the Puerto Rico Classic as second round play concluded on Monday from the Grande Reserve Golf Club.

The Bucs, who posted a 3-under 285 in round two, take a five-shot lead into Tuesday’s final round as ETSU sits at 19-under-par 557 for the tournament. Ohio State and Oklahoma moved into contention after posting the two lowest rounds on Monday.

The 24th-ranked Buckeyes carded a 13-under 275 and No. 16 Oklahoma shot 9-under 279 as they both are tied for second at 14-under-par 562. No. 31 Georgia is in fourth at 12-under-par 564, while No. 44 Ole Miss, South Carolina and Wisconsin are all tied for fifth at 11-under-par 565.

Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) led the Blue & Gold on Monday as he carded a 2-under 70 and is tied for 20th at 3-under-par 141. Davies began his day with an eagle on the par-5, 547-yard No. 2 and ended play with a birdie on the par-4, 447-yard No. 1.

Algot Kleen (Fiskebackskil, Sweden) and Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada) both posted a 1-under 71 on Monday. Kleen, who is tied for second at 7-under-par 137, registered three birdies, 13 pars and two bogeys on day two. Chartier had the Bucs’ second eagle on the day – posting a three on the par-5, 630-yard No. 18 – and carding a birdie on the par-4, 450-yard No. 9.

Freshman Carson Kammann (Knoxville, Tenn.) contributed the final countable score as he finished with a 1-over 73 on Monday. Kammann continues to lead the field in par-5 scoring as he’s playing the holes at six-under for the tournament.

Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway), the 18-hole leader, dropped into a tie for fourth after shooting a 2-over 74 in round two. Ege parred his first six holes before ending the front nine with bogey-par-bogey. From there, Ege moved back to even on the day with birdies on No. 11 and 13; however, he played the final five holes at two-over to finish with the 74. Ege birdied the final hole on the day – the par-5, 630-yard No. 18.

Oklahoma’s Ben Lorenz, playing as an individual, jumped atop the leaderboard at 9-under-par 135. Lorenz posted a 4-under 68 in round two, while Ohio State’s Jackson Chandler went low on Monday with a 6-under 66, moving 17 spots up the board into a tie for second with Kleen.

Ege is one of five golfers tied for fourth at six-under.

After tallying 26 birdies on Sunday, ETSU only posted 10 on day two; however, the Bucs did generate two eagles on Monday. The Blue & Gold are dominating the par-5s as they are at 20-under for the tournament, while playing the par-3s at two-under. The entire 13-team field is playing the par-4s over-par with ETSU sitting at six-over for the tournament.

Tuesday’s final round gets underway at 6:30 a.m. ET with the Bucs being grouped with Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Fans can follow live scoring all weekend at Golfstat.com. In addition, live tweets will be available by following the Bucs on Twitter @ETSU_MGolf.

For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf page.