Gophers tied for 11th after two rounds in Puerto Rico

Minnesota’s men’s golf team shot a 4-over 292 in the second round Monday to move into a tie for 11th place at the Puerto Rico Classic at the Westin Rio Mar Golf Club in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico.

The Gophers shot an 8-over 296 Sunday, and their two-round total of 588 is 30 shots behind tournament leader Georgia Tech (18-under).

Gophers sophomore Bronson La’Cassie rebounded from a 6-over 78 in the first round to mark a 4-under 68 in the second. The improvement moved him up a full 50 spots in the individual standings, and he now sits in 28th.

Junior Ryan Paulson continued his steady play, shooting a second-round 73 to stay 1-under for the tournament and lead all Gophers golfers in a tie for 14th place.

Junior Josh Persons scored a second-round 76 to drop into a tie for 51st, sophomore Niall Turner shot a 75 and is tied for 63rd, and senior Ben Greve shot an 80 and is tied for 80th.

Other Big Ten teams in the tournament are: seventh-place Purdue (7-over), 15th-place Illinois (28-over) and tied-for-16th Michigan and Northwestern (31-over).

The final round is today.