Frittelli opens six-stroke lead at Puerto Rico Classic
Feb. 28, 2009
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Texas freshman Dylan Frittelli scored his second sub-70 round in as many days and fired an eight-under 64 to spark the Longhorns Saturday at the 15-team Puerto Rico Classic at the par 72, 6,902-yard Rio Mar Country Club.
The 18th-ranked Longhorns shaved 14 strokes from their opening round and shot a collective eight-under 280 in round two to jump from 10th place to sixth place at two-under par after 36 holes. No. 1 Georgia leads at 23-under par for the tournament, which also features No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Alabama and No. 6 Clemson.
Frittelli's 64 is the first sub-65 round from a Longhorn since 2000, when David Gossett fired a 63 at the NCAA Championships. At 13-under par for the tournament, Frittelli holds a six-stroke lead over Georgia's Hudson Swafford with 18 holes remaining on Sunday.
Junior Lance Lopez carded an even-par 72 and is tied for 25th place at one-over for the event. Sophomore Bobby Hudson shaved four strokes off of his opening round and also carded an even-par 72. Hudson is tied for 46th place at four-over par. Sophomore Donald Constable shaved six strokes off of his opening round with an even-par 72 and is tied for 57th place at six-over par. Junior Charlie Holland rebounded from a rough outing on Friday to shoot a one-over 73 on Saturday. Holland is in 73rd place at 16-over par.
"Dylan Frittelli was outstanding again today, and he is keeping this team competitive at this event," UT coach John Fields said. "As a freshman, Dylan has been a welcome addition to our team. His experience and talent speak for themselves. All of the guys are fired up and ready to come back tomorrow." Texas will complete the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic on Sunday.
Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Mar Golf Club - par 72, 6,902 yards)