Golf: Clemson men start strong in Puerto Rico

02/18/2013 12:00 AM

02/17/2013 11:30 PM

At El Grande, Puerto Rico, Billy Kennerly fired a career round 5-under 67 to lead individuals and give No. 19 Clemson a 7-under 281 team score and a third-place standing after the first round of the Puerto Rico Classic, the Tigers’ first event of the spring season. The Tigers are two shots behind first-place Alabama and one shot behind Oklahoma in the 15-team field that includes six top-25 teams. The tournament continues today and finishes Tuesday.

CLEMSON SCORES: 1. Billy Kennerly 67 (-5); T5. Crawford Reeves 69 (-3); T21. Stephen Behr 72 (E); T28. Cody Proveaux 73 (+1); T36. Thomas Bradshaw 74 (+2).

TEAMS: 1. Alabama (279) -9; 2. Oklahoma 280 (-8); 3. Clemson 281 (-7) ; 4. Georgia Tech 286 (-2); 5. SMU 287 (-1); 6. Georgia 290 (+2); 7. North Carolina 291 (+3); T8. Virginia Tech 292 (+4); T8. Augusta State 292 (+4); 10. East Tennessee State 296 (+8); 11. Northwestern 297 (+9); 12. Michigan 298 (+10); 13. N.C. State 303 (+15); 14. Ohio State 304 (+16); 15. Purdue 308 (+20).

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