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Men's golf team finishes sixteenth in Puerto Rico

A letdown on the third and final day of competition left the men's golf team with a paltry 16th-place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The team carded a 311 yesterday, leading to a tournament total of 905 for the Blue Devils, which put them near the cellar of the match's 18-team field.

 

   Top-ranked Florida won the tournament with a nine-under-par 855. The Gators beat out Clemson and Oklahoma, who finished at eight- and six-under-par, respectively. The Tigers' senior Matt Hendrix was the top individual golfer with a nine-under 207 (70-67-67).

 

   Sunday, senior Mike Castleforte was the bright spot for the Bue Devils, carding a one-over-par 73. Duke's scoring was rounded out by junior Tom Lefebvre, freshman Eric Ahn, sophomore Nathan Smith and senior Bobby Castor. These four golfers logged 74, 76, 77 and 82 to keep Duke from the bottom of the scoreboard. During Monday's play, Lefebvre logged a two-under-par 70 to lead the Blue Devils. Castleforte duplicated his previous 73, while Ahn tallied a 74. Smith logged another 77 and Castor's 83 was the final Duke scoring effort.

 

   Technical difficulties with the match's scoring system reportedly prevented many of the individual results from Tuesday's play from being available as of press time.

 

   The Blue Devils next play in the Schenckel/ EZ Go Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. on March 20th.

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