Men's golf opens spring season at Puerto Rico Classic
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's golf squad opens its spring season this weekend at the Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 19-21 at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande Puerto Rico. The event is hosted by Purdue University.
Event: Puerto Rico Classic
Location: Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Course: Rio Mar Country Club
Dates: Feb. 19-21
Format: 18 holes each day
Length: 6,902 yards
Live Stats: www.Golfstat.com
Participating Teams: Alabama, Clemson, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, UNCG, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Texas, Virginia Tech
Tournament Notes: Headlined by top-ranked Texas, the Puerto Rico Classic will play host to eight teams currently in the top 50 of the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings. In addition to the Longhorns, the field includes No. 7 Georgia Tech, No. 8 Alabama, No. 16 Clemson, No. 24 Oklahoma State, No. 26 Georgia, No. 35 Oklahoma and No. 40 Purdue … the Puerto Rico Classic has become one of the nation's top tournaments … since its inception, six tournament champions have gone on to earn their PGA Tour card: Luke Donald (2000), Lucas Glover (2001), Troy Matteson (2002), Chris Kirk (2006) and Roberto Castro (2007).