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Alabama has 6-stroke lead after first round of SEC Women’s Golf Tournament

Emma Talley and Lakareber Abe lead Alabama to first place in opening round of SEC Tourney

The Alabama women’s golf team showed the Southeastern Conference why the Crimson Tide is ranked first in the nation in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Championship Tournament at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham Friday.

Alabama got off to a fast start with a 2-under-par 286 team score to take a 6-stroke lead going into Saturday’s second round of the 54-hole tournament.

And it could have been better.

“We got off to a good start and got to 8 or 9 under, I think, at one point and didn’t finish great but it’s always good to be in the lead,” Alabama Coach Mic Potter said. “If we can be in the lead every day, I’ll be happy.”

Saturday’s second round will begin at 8 am. Alabama will tee off in the final pairing beginning at 9:40 am and will be paired with second place Florida and third place Missouri.

Emma Talley and Lakareber Abe both shot 2-under par 70s on the day and are in a tie for third place one shot off the individual lead.

Freshman Cheyenne Knight shot an even-par 72 and sits in a tie for 10th. Nicole Morales carded a two-over par 74 and is in a tie for 17th.Janie Jackson finished the day at 3-over par 75 and is in a tie for 25th.

Florida shot a four-over par 292 to finish second on the day. They are followed by Missouri (295/+7). Georgia (296/+8), and Tennessee (297/+9) to round out the top five.

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