Alabama wins 11th straight with Puerto Rico Classic
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Alabama has done it again. The team won its 11th consecutive tournament, topping a red-hot Georgia Tech team in the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic.
The Crimson Tide, the No. 1 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, placed four players in the top 10 of the tournament en route to their fifth win this season. The team shot a 45-under 819, beating out No. 4 Georgia Tech by four strokes.
Freshman Robby Shelton shared medalist honors with Clemson's Miller Capps. The pair shot 12 under at the 6,945-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Shelton's 8-under 64 in the second round tied an Alabama record for a low round in relation to par. The rookie shot rounds of 67 and 64 to open the tournament, but cooled off on Tuesday, shooting a 73 with three bogeys.
Georgia Tech surged on the final day of the tournament, shooting 20 under as a team. The Yellow Jackets placed three players in the top 10. Senior Richard Werenski carded a 10-under 62 in his final round. Werenski failed to record a bogey in his final 18 holes and birdied 10 of them.
Georgia Tech (41 under), Georgia (29 under), Clemson (17 under) and Virginia Tech (9 under) rounded out the top five.