Alabama Finishes Runner-Up; Advances To Quarterfinals
The Alabama Crimson Tide men's golf team finished tied for second place in the Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championship stroke play and advanced to the quarterfinal portion of the event.
Alabama shot 4-over, 3-under and then 9-over on the three round event. Alabama finished eight strokes behind No. 10 Georgia and earned the tie-breaker over fellow runner-ups No. 19 Tennessee and No. 23 LSU.
The Crimson Tide will take on No. 7 seed South Carolina in Saturday's quarterfinals and will look to take on the winner of No. 3 Tennessee and No. 6 Vanderbilt in the semifinals later on in the afternoon.
“In this match play format, all you are looking for is a weekend tee time and that’s what we got. It wasn’t easy to reach match play, but we are playing in the best golf conference in the country and there are a some really good teams who are not playing this weekend. It was a great accomplishment for our guys to finish second overall in stroke play," said head coach Jay Seawell. "I am proud of how we responded to the adversity we have faced this year and especially over the last six weeks or so. We have come a long way. We are going to go into this weekend with the same type of approach and mindset we had during stroke play. We are going to take it one match at a time and get prepared to face a very good South Carolina team.”
The Crimson Tide was led by freshman from Mobile, JP Cave, Cave shot 3-over for the three round tournament to finish tied for 12th. Alabama led all schools on the par 3s, averaging a score of 3.03.
Alabama will tee off at 7:20 a.m. CT against South Carolina, the match can be streamed on SEC Network +. The first team to earn three match points will move on to the semifinals.
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