Tide Leads

BIRMINGHAM – The University of Alabama shot 18 under par to take the lead after one round Monday at its own Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The 12 teams gathered at the par 72 Old Overton Club here in Birmingham began second round play at noon Monday as the first day of the tournament includes 36 holes.

Alabama's Gator Todd, who eagled the par four No. 15 hole, is in second place among individuals. He shot eight under par, 64, shooting 33 on the front nine and 31 on the back nine. He trails Georgia State's Mark Haastrup by a stroke. Haastrup shot 63.

The Crimson Tide's other golfers are all among the top 25 individuals after one round. Joseph Sykora is tied at 5th after shooting 67, five under par. Michael Thompson is at four under par and in a tie at 8th place after shooting 68. And both Mark Harrell and Matthew Swan shot 71, one under par, and are among a tie at 24th. Sykora eagled No. 16, a par five.

In the team standings, nationally third-ranked Alabama leads at 18 under par, 270. UAB is second at 272, followed by Texas Tech, 274, Georgia State, 277, tied at fifth Arizona and Texas, 280, LSU, 283, tied at 8th Tulsa and Brigham Young, 284, Purdue, 287, East Tennessee State, 290, and Auburn, 297.

Purdue's Tom Oliver, who shot eight on the par five No. 2 hole, shot a hole-in-one on No. 3, a par three.

After today's 36 holes, the tournament concludes with 18 holes on Tuesday.

The tournament is open to public view with no admission charge.


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