Feb. 21, 2012
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - Oklahoma State's men's golf team closed play on Tuesday with a 292 during its third round at the Puerto Rico Classic to finish in 10th place at Rio Mar Country Club.
The Cowboys wrapped up the event with a 54-hole total of 871, 7-over par, and two shots behind Georgia for ninth place. Alabama ran away with the team title at the par-72, 6902-yard layout, finishing at 30-under 834 and 18 shots clear of Clemson.
Justin Thomas made it a clean sweep for the Tide after firing a 4-under 68 to finish at 206 and one shot clear of OSU's Talor Gooch in the individual race.
Gooch started the day tied for fifth place before firing a 6-under 66 for his first career runner-up showing. The sophomore started his round on the eighth hole and made the first of his seven birdies on the day at the ninth. Gooch posted back-to-back birdies at the 12th and 13th before adding another at the 17th to play the back nine in 3-under 33.
After a birdie at the third, Gooch added two more at the fifth and sixth to tie for the top spot of the leaderboard before logging his lone bogey of the day at the seventh to dip into second place.
The Cowboys will resume action on March 9 when they travel to Las Vegas to take part in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.