RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- The University of Texas men's golf team sits in eighth place and senior Matthew Mills (London, England) moved into a tie for 17th place after firing a second round one-under par 71 on the second day of the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on Monday.
The Longhorns posted rounds of two-under par 286 and 10-over par 298 for a total of eight-over par 584 and sole possession of the No. 8 spot in the tournament with one round left to play.
Oklahoma State is the new leader after carding a second round 16-under par total of 272 and a two-round total of 563. Georgia is in second with a 12-under par 564, Florida is in third with a eight-under par 568, followed by Alabama in fourth with a two-under par 574 and host Purdue with a one-under par 575.
Mills shot a first round even-par round of 72 and backed it up with a one-under score of 71. Mills has been averaging 70.8 in his second rounds this season and 70.6 in his third rounds while he continues to improve each tournament.
Senior Jeff Bell (Plano, Texas) was next on the team for Texas and sits in the tie for 30th after opening rounds of two-under par 70 on Sunday and three-over par 75 on Monday. Bell has shot par or better in five out of last eight rounds.
Junior Farren Keenan (Middlesex, England) is third on the team with two round score of two-over par 146 and is in a tie for 34th, junior Jhonattan Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) is in a tie for 59th-place with a six-over par 150 and senior Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas) rounds out the team with a 15-over par total of 159 after two days.
The team will return to the links to play their final round at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28.