Men’s Golf Set for Spring Opening
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Oklahoma’s top-ranked men’s golf team is set to open its spring season next week at the Puerto Rico Classic, played at Grand Reserve Golf Course in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The three-day, 54-hole event pits the Sooners against four top-25 teams, including three in Golfstat’s top-12 on the 7,506-yard par-72 course that hosts the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour. The 13-team field will start in the first round on Sunday.
The medalist from next week’s 29th Puerto Rico Classic will receive an invitation to play the PGA Puerto Rico Open from March 3-6.
The tournament is formatted like the standard five-count four tournament as the Sooners return to a normal format after capping the fall season with a match play win at the East Lake Cup. At ELC Atlanta, the Sooners grabbed the No. 4 seed after a stroke play with chris gotterup claim medal honors. Oklahoma then avenged the 2021 national championship loss to Pepperdine by knocking out the flurry in the semifinals and then sending rival Bedlam Oklahoma State to the East Lake Cup final. Gotterup, who enters the week as the nation’s No. 1 golfer, will be joined by another Hogan Award watchlist winner Logan McAllister in the range. The formidable Sooners senior duo will look to lead a roster comprised of All-Americans Patrick Welsch, Stephen Campbell Jr. and Drew Goodman to the third Team of the Year title. Ben Lorenz and Jaxon Dowell will play as single individuals.
THE DOMAIN BY GOLFSTAT RANKING
10. Ole Miss
21. Purdue (Host)
26. Eastern Tennessee State
36. State of Michigan
48. South Carolina
69. Charleston College
The 2022 PR Classic will mark Oklahoma’s 16th appearance in the all-time event, with the Sooners finishing third three times (2020, 2018, 2013) and producing a medalist when Garett Reband shared first in 2020. OU owns two of the tournament’s 18-hole team scoring records, posting a 270 (-18) in 2020, the fourth-lowest score in event history and posting a 10 under in 2018 for the 12th lowest score ever.
Fifty-four holes will be played over three days. Tee times and pairings will be posted on Golfstat and Oklahoma Men’s Golf social media channels when available.
Live scores will be available on Golfstat.com.