Vincent leads in Puerto Rico

HARARE - Scott Vincent continued his thrilling run of form after his opening round 5-under-par 67 saw him hold the individual lead at the Puerto Rico Classic in Puerto Rico over the weekend.

Vincent fired seven birdies and two bogeys in the first round to see him take a two-stroke lead on three players.

Hot on his heels was Sepp Straka from Georgia, Miller Claps from Clemson and Alabama’s Robby Shelton, who signed for an opening round 69.

By the time of going to print yesterday the Chapman Golf Club prodigy was in his second round, one-under-par through six holes. Two strokes adrift was Straka and Claps.

Earlier on, Vincent’s first round score had earlier helped the Virginia Tech students shoot an opening round 1-under-par 287 in third place at the Puerto Rico Classic.

Trevor Cone was Virginia Tech’s second highest-placed golfer after the first round.

He was tied for seventh at 2-under-par 70, three strokes behind Vincent.

Meanwhile, in the team event, Georgia had the first round lead at 8-under-280 and two-time defending national champion Alabama is second at 3-under-285, two strokes ahead of the Hokies.

According to reports from Puerto Rico the event has attracted one of the strongest fields in collegiate golf.

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