Alabama's Robby Shelton continues to play his best golf of the spring season during the three-day, 54-hole event. After carding a 5-under 67 during Monday’s opening round, the Wilmer native collected a pair of birdies, a bogey and an eagle on the par 5, 605-yard third hole, and finished the day with his second consecutive sub-70 round. Shelton, who came into this week’s event ranked No. 10 nationally, will enter the third and final round in a tie for the top spot with UNLV’s Redford Bobbitt (65-71).
Sophomore Dru Love recorded his second consecutive round of even par 72 on the 7,510-yard Southern Highlands Golf Club, and comes into the final 18 holes in a tie for 27th with a 144 (72-72). Junior Tom Lovelady, who also recorded an eagle which came on the par 5, 566-yard 13th hole, struggled throughout most of his round on his way to a 5-over par 77 on the day. He is in 72nd after two rounds with an 8-over par 152 (75-77).
Sophomores Robby Prater (74-82) and William Sellers (79-77) are tied for 80th at 156 to round out the Tide golfers.
Oklahoma State scorched the golf course during the second round with a 10-under par 278 on Tuesday to take the clubhouse lead with an 18-under 558. The 22nd-ranked Cowboys lead fourth-ranked Texas (560) by two strokes heading into the final day of competition. Southern California, ranked No. 3 in the nation, is in third with a 570, while No. 23 Oklahoma (572) and No. 20 California (572) round out the top five.
The Tide will close out tournament play on Wednesday when it tees off on Hole No. 10 beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT (8:30 a.m. PT). Alabama will be paired alongside tournament-host UNLV and SEC rival Georgia.