Men's Golf Improves, But Still Way Back
The Crimson Tide's 284 was the third-lowest round in the field of 12 teams on the par-72, 7,331-yard layout. Alabama is at 16-over-par 592 for the championship. Georgia leads the chase for the team title at 13-under-par 563 with Arkansas in second place at 3-under-par 573.
Redshirt freshman Hunter Hamrick scorched the Frederica Club on Saturday with a 4-under-par 68 that moved him into a tie for 24th place. He improved his second round by an impressive 12 shots over his day one score.
Freshman Bud Cauley has the Crimson Tide's top two-round total at 1-under-par 143 after firing a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday. The consistent Cauley is in 11th place heading into the final round, just eight shots behind tournament leader Billy Horschel of Florida and a mere three strokes out of the top five.
Senior Matthew Swan picked up his play as well in the second round with an even-par 72. Swan is tied with Hamrick at 4-over-par 148 in 24th place. Redshirt freshman Hunter Slatton turned in a solid round with a 2-over-74 and is tied for 52nd. Senior Matt Hughes shot a 78 on Saturday and is in 57th position.
Alabama will tee off its final round at 7 a.m. CDT Sunday, playing alongside Mississippi and Vanderbilt.
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