Bama Golf Teams Are Struggling

It was not a great Saturday for Alabama golf. Going into the final rounds of prestigious tournaments, the Crimson Tide men's team is in third place, while the Bama women are in eighth.



The Alabama men's team is playing in Las Vegas, while the Crimson Tide women's squad is at Hilton Head Island.

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The No. 1 Alabama men's golf team shot 11-over-par 299 in the second round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Saturday at the par-72, 7,374-yard Southern Highlands Country Club to move into at tie for third.

The Crimson Tide is within six shots of UNLV's lead at 22-over 598. The Rebel shot 303 in the second round and are 16-over 592 headed into Sunday's final round. Stanford shot the lowest round of the day with a 9-over 297 to move into second place at 18-over 594. UCLA is tied with the Tide at 598 while Oklahoma State is fifth at 601.

Freshman Robby Shelton is pacing the Crimson Tide at 2-over 146. He is in third place individually after shooting a 74 on Saturday. He is three shots back of Stanford's Patrick Rodgers.

Senior Cory Whitsett also shot 74 in the second round and is tied for fourth at 3-over 147. Sophomore Tom Lovelady came through with a solid 75 in difficult conditions for the Tide's third score and is tied for 32nd overall at 9-over 153.

Trey Mullinax shot 76 Saturday to count as the Tide's fourth score. He is tied for 45th at 12-over 156. Bobby Wyatt's 79 was dropped from the team total Saturday and his is tied for 40th at 11-over 155.

Alabama will be paired with Oklahoma State and Oklahoma in Sunday's final round from the Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas.

WOMEN

The No. 8 Alabama women's golf team slipped into a tie for eighth place on Saturday in the second round of the Darius Ricker Intercollegiate on the par-71, 6,233-yard Long Cove Club.

The two-time defending champion at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, the Crimson Tide shot 22-over 306 to join Virginia in eighth at 31-over 599. No. 3 Duke continues to lead at 7-over 575 after a 7-over 291 in the second rounds. Vanderbilt is second at 15-over 583 followed by South Carolina (590), North Carolina (592) and LSU (593).

Senior Stephanie Meadow enters Sunday's round with a one shot lead individually at 3-under-par 139 after carding a 1-over 72 in Saturday's second round. Duke's Celine Boutier and LSU's Caroline Nistrup are tied for second at 2-under 140.

Meadow, from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, spent her high school years in her adopted hometown of Hilton Head Island, S.C., at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy. She won the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in her first trip back home in 2012 and finished third last year.

The final two holes provided Alabama the most difficulty in round two as the Crimson Tide posted an 11-over total on the 17th and 18th holes.

Junior Daniela Lendl shot 76 in the second round and is tied for 30th at 8-over 150. Hannah Collier is next in a tie for 60th at 13-over 155 after shooting 80 Saturday. Emma Talley and Mia Landegren are tied for 69th at 15-over par. Landegren shot 78 in round two while Talley posted an 80.

The Crimson Tide is paired with Arkansas and Virginia in the final round Sunday at the Long Cove Club.

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