Feb. 19, 2018
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Freshman Hunter Eichhorn vaulted 32 spots up the leaderboard to a tie for 16th place with a 2-under-par 69, leading Marquette to a second round 289 and the ninth place position on Monday in the Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue at Rio Mar C.C.
Marquette (294-289—583, 15-over-par) made a three spot jump on the team leaderboard with a 5-over-par team round, the third-lowest round of the day. Average field scoring rose to 74.61 compared to Sunday’s 72.71 on the Par 71, 6,716-yard course.
Eichhorn (74-69–143, 1-over-par) was one of seven players in the 75-man field to dip under 70 in their second round. Teeing off on No. 13 in the shotgun start, he birdied the Par 4 14th, before going double bogey and bogey on No. 15 and No. 16. Eichhorn then shot a bogey-free 4-under-par over his next 14 holes, highlighted by four birdies on the front nine.
Oliver Farrell (73-73—146, 4-over-par) shot his second straight 1-over-par 73 and moved seven spots up to a tie for 30th. Matt Murlick and Matthew Bachmann are tied for 37th at 5-over-par for the tournament. Murlick’s nine birdies in 36 holes are tied for seventh-most in the field, while Bachmann’s even par scoring average on Par 3 holes is tied for third-best.
Georgia Tech leads the PRC with a 6-under-par 562 after 36 holes. Eichhorn is eight shots behind leader Lee Hodges (7-under-par) from Alabama.