By Staff Report.
Clemson, SC—Crawford Reeves and Billy Kennerly both shot under-par rounds on Monday to lead Clemson to its second straight under-par team round and a third place standing after two rounds of the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Clemson is in third place with a 569 score, seven under par, through 36 holes. Clemson has had team rounds of 283-286 on the par 72 River Course at Rio Mar Country Club.
The Tigers are 14 shots behind first place Alabama. Purdue, who shot a nine-under-par team round on Monday, is in second place just one shot better than the Tigers. Virginia Tech is in fourth place at 575, six shots behind Clemson.
The Tigers are 10 shots ahead of 10th ranked Georgia Tech and 16th ranked Oklahoma State, and 11 shots ahead of number-one ranked Texas entering Tuesday’s final round.
Clemson and Alabama are the only teams in the 15-team field with all five of its players in the top 25 of the individual race after 36 holes. All five Clemson golfers are within three shots.
Corbin Mills had an even par 72 on Monday after an opening round 70. He stands in a tie for eighth place after two rounds. Kennerly had five birdies on Monday in shooting a 71 after an opening 72. His 143 score is good enough for 14th place in the field of 75 golfers. He had a double bogey on the third hole, his second hole of the day, but recovered nicely to shoot an under par round.
Reeves had the cleanest round of the day for the Tigers. Playing in just his second round of the year after missing the fall schedule due to a back injury, the junior from Greenville, SC had two birdies and 16 pars. He made birdies on the 14th and 15th holes. He stands in a tie for 21st place with an even par 144 after two rounds.
He is tied with teammate Thomas Bradshaw, who had a 75 on Monday after an opening round 69, still the low round among Tigers in the tournament.
Senior McCuen Elmore had a 73 on Monday. He had five birdies, a double bogey and four bogeys. He stands in a tie for 25th place with a 145 score.