Tide Men's Golf Stays At Fourth

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – The Alabama men's golf team shot a 3-over-par 283 in the second round of the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational Saturday at the par-70, 7,205-yard Olympia Fields Country Club to finish the second round in fourth place at 8-over-par 568.

Alabama won its opening tournament of the season, but has some work to do if the Crimson Tide is going to finish in first following Sunday's final round.

Players were called off the course at 10:45 a.m. (CDT) due to lightning in the area and were not able to resume their round until 2 p.m.

Florida posted an even-par 280 to end the day in first place with a two-day total of even-par 560. Oklahoma State and Augusta State are tied for second at 6-over-par 566, while Duke rounds out the top five at 10-over-par 570.

Junior Bud Cauley, who led after the first round, and freshman Cory Whitsett both recorded even-par rounds of 70 on Saturday. Cauley is in second place with a two-day total of 4-under-par 136 and trails Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein by two shots. Whitsett carded four birdies and four bogeys to record his second straight even-par round and ended the day tied for ninth.

Freshman Bobby Wyatt made a significant jump in the standings with a 2-under-par 68 to lead all Tide golfers on the day. After starting tied for 40th, the Mobile, Ala., native used four birdies and two bogeys to finish the second round in a tie for 16th place at 2-over-par 142.

Junior Hunter Hamrick shot 5-over-par 75 for the second straight day and is currently tied for 61st place at 10-over 150. Sophomore Scott Strohmeyer also duplicated his opening-round score with another 6-over-par 76 and is in 68th place at 12-over-par 152.

The Tide's final round begins Sunday at 8:40 a.m. with Duke and Texas as playing partners. Follow the action on golfstat.com with live scoring updates throughout the second round.

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