Alabama takes early lead at Puerto Rico Classic

Cory Whitsett and three of his Alabama teammates are in the top 10 through one round of the Puerto Rico Classic.

Cory Whitsett and three of his Alabama teammates are in the top 10 through one round of the Puerto Rico Classic.

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Joey GarberGeorgia  68.61 
2Robby SheltonAlabama  68.62 
3Patrick RodgersStanford  68.67 
4Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  68.81 
5Cameron WilsonStanford  69.05 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Alabama 68.92 
2Georgia 69.62 
3Georgia Tech 69.62 
4Oklahoma State 69.72  10 
5California 69.81  11 

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Alabama is chasing its fifth straight win at the Puerto Rico Classic, and it's off to a great start.

The Crimson Tide lead after the first round in Rio Grand, Puerto Rico. The team shot a 15-under 273 Sunday in the three-day, 54-hole tournament. Georgia (10-under), Georgia Tech (10-under), Purdue (7-under) and Michigan (3-under) round out the top five after the first day of play.

The tournament features a host of top 50 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

The field includes Alabama (No. 1), Georgia (No. 6), Georgia Tech (No. 4), Purdue (No. 43), Michigan, Clemson (No. 31), Virginia Tech (No. 14), SMU (No. 32), Missouri (No. 49), Northwestern (No. 33), Oklahoma (No. 13), North Carolina (No. 48), North Carolina State, UNC Greensboro and East Tennessee State.

The Crimson Tide have four players in the top 10, including: Cory Whitsett (T-2), Robby Shelton (T-2), Trey Mullinax (T-7) and Tom Lovelady (T-10). Purdue senior Adam Schenk leads the field through 18 holes after firing a 6-under 66.

Alabama, which has won three straight times in Puerto Rico, is averaging rounds at 3.6 below par as a team this season.

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