Bama Men's Golf Extends Lead To 13

RIO MAR, Puerto Rico – On the strength of a team round of a 9-under-par 276, the Alabama men's golf team extended its 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 is seeking to win the championship of the tournament for the second consecutive year.

Alabama stands at 21-under-par 555 after 36 holes of play. The final 18 holes will be played Tuesday.

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.

Alabama's Bobby Wyatt and Justin Thomas enter Tuesday's final round of play tied for second place at 6-under 138. Wyatt made a big move in round two with a 4-under-par 68, which included four birdies and an eagle on the 544-yard, par-5 15th. Thomas followed up his opening-round 67 with a round of 1-under-par 71 on Monday.

The Crimson Tide was paced by Hunter Hamrick's 5-under-par 67 on Monday, which tied his lowest round of the season. Going into Tuesday's final round, Hamrick is tied for 14th with fellow Alabama teammate Trey Mullinax. Mullinax shot a one-over 73 on Monday, putting him at one-under-par for the tournament.

Sophomore Cory Whitsett's round of 76 on Monday was the Tide's drop score, but he remains in the mix individually in a tie for 25th at 1-over-par 145.

Tuesday will see the Crimson Tide paired with Purdue and Clemson in the final round. Purdue currently sits in second place 13 strokes behind Alabama, while Clemson is 14 strokes behind, holding at third after the second round of play.

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