Men's Golf Improves, But Still Way Back

Alabama shot a 4-under-par 284 in the second round of the SEC Men's Golf Championship on Saturday at the Frederica Golf Club to move up to ninth place heading into Sunday's final round.

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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