Men's And Women's Golf Nine Back

Both the Alabama men's and women's golf teams are nine strokes out of the lead going to the final day of Southeastern Conference Championship Tournaments.



At St. Simon's Island, Ga., Alabama men's golf team is in third place following the second round of the 2011 SEC Men's Golf Championship at the par-70, 7,055-yard Seaside Course at the Sea Island Golf Club on Saturday.  

Florida holds the team lead after carding a 2-over-par total of 282 for a 567 total through 36 holes. The Gators have a six-stroke lead on Tennessee, which carded a 7-over-par round of 287 for a 36-hole total of 573. Alabama is third with a 16-over-par score of 576 after shooting 285 as a team on Saturday.

 LSU's John Peterson holds the individual lead at 1-under-par 139 with South Carolina's Wesley Bryan second at 140 after a second round of 69. Crimson Tide freshman Cory Whitsett shot a 68 on Saturday to vault into a tie for sixth place with a 36-hole score of 142.  

Whitsett carded four birdies on Saturday with only two bogeys, playing par golf on 12 of 18 holes on the way to finishing with his 2-under 68.

Junior Bud Cauley, junior Hunter Hamrick and freshman Bobby Wyatt are all among a group of golfers tied for 17th.

 Wyatt fired a 71 to garner his overall score of 145 while Cauley shot 73 and Hamrick shot 74 on Saturday. Freshman Trey Mullinax is tied for 28th individually after carding a 73 on Saturday for a two-round total of 147.

Alabama begins third round action on Sunday morning at 8:50. The Tide is paired with Florida and Tennessee in Sunday's grouping.

At Auburn, the No. 3 University of Alabama women's golf team moved up three spots on the second day of the Southeastern Conference Championships. The Crimson Tide carded a 3-over-par 291 to move into second place on Saturday afternoon at 6-over-par through two rounds.  

Auburn leads the event on its home course at 3-under-par after posting a 2-over-par, 290 on Saturday in windy conditions that hampered scoring for most teams on the par-72, 6,364-yard Auburn University Club course.

 Freshman Hannah Collier paced Alabama in the second round with a 2-under-par 70 that featured three birdies on the back nine for a season-low. Collier was one of only three players to score under par during second-round action and is tied for ninth overall at 146 (76-70).  

Tennessee's Erica Popson leads all individuals at 140 (66-74).

Brooke Pancake had the second best round of the day for UA with an even-par 72 while Stephanie Meadow turned in a 1-over-par 73 after recording a birdie on No. 18. Pancake is fourth overall at 2-under-par 142 (70-72) and Meadow is tied for fifth at even-par 144 (71-73).

Camilla Lennarth carded a 76 on Saturday and Jennifer Kirby, who struggled on the back nine, turned in a 79.

Alabama, which has a five-stroke cushion over third-place LSU, will return to the tee box Sunday morning starting at 8:50 a.m. CDT. The Tide will be paired with both Auburn and LSU as it looks to make up the 10 strokes needed to repeat as SEC Champions.

  Live scoring of the final rounds of the 54-hole events can be found at www.golfstat.com.

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