Alabama extends lead at Puerto Rico Classic
20 Feb 2012
see also: Puerto Rico Classic, Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

RIO MAR, Puerto Rico - On the strength of a team round of a 9-under-par 276, the Alabama men's golf team extended their lead to 13 strokes on Monday after the second round at the Puerto Rico Classic on the 6,902-yard, par-72 River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club.

The Crimson Tide stands at 21-under-par 555 after 36 holes of play. Purdue moved from a tie for sixth into second place with a 9-under 276 on Monday. The Boilermakers are 8-under 568 for the tournament with Clemson in third at 7-under 569. Virginia Tech is fourth 1-under 575 while Georgia rounds out the top five at 1-over 577.

James White of Georgia Tech now leads field at 136 after a blistering 6-under-par 66 in the second round. Alabama's Justin Thomas and Bobby Wyatt are tied for second at 138.

Play continues tomorrow with the third and final round.

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54 hole men's college tournament hosted by Purdue University. Team (best four scores out of five players) and individual competitions.

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