Prestigious Win For Tide Golfer

It's not a surprise when an Alabama golfer wins a tournament. On the women's side, the Crimson Tide is coming off the national championship. The men's team just missed the national title and has the likes of National and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Justin Thomas and All-America players Cory Whitsett and Bobby Wyatt.

Thus is was something of a surprise -- a very pleasant surprise -- when Alabama golfer Trey Mullinax captured the prestigious Northern Amateur Championship at the Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind.

Mullinax entered the final round tied for 25th before shooting a 63, which set the course record on the Marsh Creek layout and also clinched the victory. The win was setup with seven birdies on the front nine, including four in a row to open his round.

He chipped in for birdie on the eighth hole before carding three more birdies on the back nine. The lone blemish on his round was a bogey on the 14th hole.

Mullinax, a native of Birmingham, begins his junior season at The Capstone this fall. He boasts a career scoring average of 74.67 in 11 career starts. He has three career rounds in the 60s for the Crimson Tide and one top-10 finish.

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