Cowboys Move Up At Puerto Rico Classic

Talor Gooch

Talor Gooch

Feb. 20, 2012

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - Oklahoma State's men's golf team posted a 285 during its second round at the Puerto Rico Classic on Monday to move up three spots into a tie for seventh place at Rio Mar Country Club.

The Cowboys began the day in ninth before posting their 3-under team total at the par-72, 6,902-yard layout to move into a tie with Georgia Tech at 579. Alabama extended its lead over the field to 13 shots after firing a 279 to move to 21-under 555 for the event.

Georgia Tech's James White vaulted from a tie for sixth into first place after firing a 6-under 66 for a 136 total.

Cowboy sophomore Talor Gooch moved from a tie for 21st into a tie for fifth place at 3-under 141 after posting a 69 during his second round. Gooch began his day at the 12th and got going quickly with birdies on two of his first three holes. After a bogey at the 18th, Gooch moved back to 2-under par with a birdie at the fourth. The Midwest City, Okla., native followed his lone bogey on the front nine at the eighth with a birdie at the next for a 1-under 35 on his front side. He closed his day with his fifth birdie of the day at the par-5 11th.

Sophomore Ian Davis also climbed into the top 10, moving up nine spots into a tie for eight at 142 after posting his second consecutive 71.

Freshman Tanner Kesterson finished the day tied for 32nd place at 147 after posting a 73, while junior Drew Page followed an opening 77 with a 73 of his own to stand at 150 and tied for 45th place.

Junior Sean Einhaus bounced back from an opening 82 with a 72 to move into a tie for 60th place at 154.

The Cowboys will close out the event tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. and will be grouped with Georgia Tech and Texas.



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