RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — The Georgia men’s golf team claimed team honors at the 27th annual Puerto Rico Classic on Tuesday to earn the program’s 61st victory under Coach Chris Haack.
The Bulldogs fired an 8-under 280 on the par-72, 6,902-yard Rio Mar Beach and Spa Resort’s River Course in the final round to land at 16-under 848. Georgia shared the title with Georgia Tech, which closed at 5-under 283 on Tuesday.
Haack is Georgia golf’s all-time winningest coach and has produced at least one team winner in 19 of his 23 seasons. Georgia’s last win was the 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional.
“This feeling never gets old, and I’m so happy our guys get to experience it for the first time because they really deserve it,” Haack said. “There is nothing better than the positive reinforcement you get from winning a tournament. Our guys have been working so hard and we knew that we were playing at a high level coming in. This will give us incredible momentum as we head into the rest of the spring.”
Junior Trevor Phillips and freshman Trent Phillips finished fourth in the individual race. The brothers wound at 5-under 211, just one shy of the three-way tie for medalist honors. Junior Spencer Ralston was 15th at 2-under 214, followed by sophomore Davis Thompson at even-par 216, and freshman Will Kahlstorf at 9-over 225.
Ralston paced Georgia in the third round with a 3-under 69, followed by Trevor Phillips and Thompson at 2-under 70, Trent Phillips at 1-under 71, and Kahlstorf at 1-over 73.
Junior Will Chandler carded a 4-over 75 to move to 9-over 222 and finish fifth in the Puerto Rico Individual Classic on Rio Mar’s Ocean Course (par 71, 6,782 yards).
Georgia will return to action March 11-12 in the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.