Sundvold and Mizzou back in action in Puerto Rico.
Feb. 23, 2014
Columbia, Mo. -
The Mizzou Men's Golf program is in ninth place after the opening round of play at the 2014 Puerto Rico Classic. Hosted by Purdue University in Rio Grande, P.R., the island event is one of college golf's top tournaments this spring and features six Top 25 programs and 11 teams ranked among the Top 60.
Ranked No. 59 nationally, Missouri shot 4-over-par during the first round and is just three shots behind No. 9 Virginia Tech. No. 1 Alabama (-15) is leading the pack, followed by No. 7 Georgia (-10) and No. 3 Georgia Tech (-10). The host Boilermakers are fourth (-7).
Hunter Kraus and Wilson Sundvold were the top shooters for the Tigers on Sunday. Both competitors shot 1-under-par and are tied for 17th heading into the second round of play on Monday. Despite the windy conditions, Sundvold played a solid round, recording 15 pars, two birdies and just one bogey. Kraus shot a season-low opening round score Sunday to edge the Tigers into ninth place at the conclusion of round one.
Emilio Cuartero (+3) finished the first day tied for 56th. Joining Cuartero in 56th is freshman, Euan Walker (+3). In his first appearance for the Tigers, freshman Linus Lilliedahl (+4) is tied for 61st.
"With another round on this course under our belts, we should be ready to play well tomorrow," Assistant Coach Judd Easterling said. "We finished well as a team today which helped us move up a few spots in the standings."
The Puerto Rico Classic is formatted differently than most tournaments the Tigers will play in, as the individual competitors are competing on a different course. Ryan Zech (+2) is playing the Ocean Course at Rio Mar and finished the first day of individual competition in second place, three strokes behind the leader.
The Tigers return to action in Rio Grande, P.R., Monday morning at 6 a.m. CT. Live scoring will once again be available at GolfStat.com.
For tournament updates and more information on Mizzou Golf, follow mutigers.com and @MizzouMensGolf.
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