Men's Golf Fourth With SEC Next

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Freshman Cory Whitsett fired a 3-under par 69 while three of Alabama's five golfers posted under-par scores in Sunday's final round to lead the University of Alabama men's golf team to a 4th place team finish at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

Alabama has been playing without one of its top players, freshman Bobby Wyatt, who has been out with an injury. Wyatt is expected to be available to Coach Jay Seawell's squad for the upcoming Southeastern Conference Championship Tournament.

Alabama now takes two weeks off to prepare for the 2011 SEC Men's Golf Championships, to be held Friday through Sunday, April 15-17, at the Seaside Golf Course at Sea Island, Ga.

At Augusta, the Crimson Tide finished with a team total of 863 to finish 15 shots off team titlist Oklahoma State (848). Tennessee was second at 849 with Clemson taking third with a score of 859.

Whitsett, who carded rounds of 69 and 72 in the 36 holes of play on Saturday, finished the 54-hole tournament with a 6-under 210 to place in a tie for third in the medalist standings with Tennessee's Garrick Porteous (68-72-69=210). Oklahoma State's Kevin Tway won the medalist title with a 12-under par total of 204 (64-69-71=204).

The Tide's Bud Cauley shot a 2-under 70 on Sunday to finish at 218. Lee Knox shot 1-under 71 to complete the tournament at 224 while Hunter Hamrick shot 69-75-73=217 to place in a tie for 18th individually. Trey Mullinax shot a 77 on Sunday for a three-round total of 226.

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