Men's, Women's Golf Teams Move Up

The Alabama men's golf team fired a 2-over-par 290 to move into second place after two rounds of the Linger Longer Invitational on Saturday at The Landing Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. In Athens, Ga., the Alabama women's team made a big move up in the second round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the par-72, 6,335-yard Georgia Golf Course with a 14-over-par 302.



Alabama's Bud Cauley continues to hold the individual lead at 7-under-par 137 on the wind-blown par-72, 7,005-yard layout. He fired a 1-over-par 73 on Saturday after a career-low 64 in the opening round. Cauley has a three-stroke lead on Sean Einhaus of Oklahoma State, who has carded back-to-back 70 and is at 4-under-par 140.   

Top-ranked Oklahoma State is out in front of the field at 3-over-par 279 after a 2-under-par round of 286 on Saturday. The Cowboys have a five-stroke lead on the Crimson Tide (+8, 584) while Texas A&M made the biggest move of the day with a 5-under-par round of 285 to climb into third place at 14-over 590. Furman, who shared the tournament lead with OSU after 18 holes is in fourth place at 16-over 592 with Georgia Tech rounding out the top five at 598.

  Redshirt freshman Scott Strohmeyer paced the Crimson Tide in the second round and was the only player in the 93-man field to break 70 with a 4-under-par round of 68. The native of Auburn, carded a bogey-free round that included birdies on No. 1 and No. 7 on the front side and birdies on the 16th and 18th holes on the back nine. He improved his score by 15 strokes over round one and is tied for 29th at the conclusion of round two.

  Lee Knox, a native of Augusta, Ga., moved into a tie for 15th place Saturday with a steady round of 75 in windy conditions. After a 74 in the opening round, Knox is at 5-over-par 149 going into Sunday's final round.

  Sophomores Hunter Hamrick and Hunter Slatton both turned in better rounds on Saturday. Slatton shot a 2-over-par 74 and is tied for 35th position at 152 while Hamrick shot 75 and is tied for 42nd at 152.

  Alabama's final round on Sunday is scheduled to tee off at 8:20 a.m. (CDT), and the Crimson Tide will be joined by tournament-leader Oklahoma State and third-place Texas A&M. Follow all of the day's action at www.golfstat.com.    

The 302 round by the Alabama women at the University of Georgia course was impressive considering winds were gusting up to 20 mile per hour and it moved the sixth-ranked Crimson Tide (+42, 618) into fifth place heading into Sunday's final round. Fourth-ranked Duke continues to hold the team lead at 24-over-par 600 with No. 2 Auburn in second place at 33-over 609. North Carolina is in third place at 614 and Arkansas is in fourth at 615.  

True freshman Jennifer Kirby led the Crimson Tide on Saturday with an even-par 72 that moved her into a tie for third position on the individual leaderboard at 5-over-par 149. The 72 also equaled the lowest round of the day in the 120-player field.

  Kirby opened her second round with a double-bogey six, and reached four-over par for the round after bogeys on No. 3 and No. 7. But that would be where Kirby found her swing, carding birdies on the eighth, 10th, 13th and 17th holes to get her round back to even par.  

Duke's Lindy Duncan leads the way individually at 2-under-par 142 after rounds of 70 and 72 while Wake Forest's Cheyenne Woods is in second-place at 3-over-par 147.

  Sophomore Brooke Pancake is two shots back of Kirby at 7-over-par 151 after 36 holes of play. She fired a 76 in the second round and is tied for seventh place. Pancake struggled on the front nine with a 5-over-par 40, but recorded two birdies and just one bogey on the back to close strong.  

Junior Camilla Lennarth rebounded with a solid round of 75 (+3) on Saturday after shooting a season-high 81 in the opening round. Lennarth began the day in a tie for 55th but enters Sunday's final round in a tie for 26th place.

  Courtney Harter closed her second round with a birdie on the par-5 17th hole to finish at 7-over-par 79 and move up to a tie for 76th. Helena Blomberg shot an 81 on Saturday and is tied for 85th.  

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