Tide's Hamrick In SEC Golf Lead Tie

SEA ISLAND, Ga. – After two rounds of play at the 2010 Southeastern Conference Golf Championship, University of Alabama sophomore Hunter Hamrick is tied for the lead following a 3-under-par 67 in Saturday's second round at the par-70, 6,991-yard Sea Island Golf Club Seaside Course.

Alabama, playing without top player Bud Cauley (who qualified for the PGA Verizon tournament and thus had to miss the SEC tournament) is in 11th place in the tournament.

Hamrick has recorded back-to-back rounds in the 60s, one of only two players in the field to do so, to surge to top of the leaderboard and into a tie for first with South Carolina's George Bryan IV.

Hamrick rattled off a couple of early birdies to start the round on holes one and three, but bogeyed No. 8 before carding another birdie on No. 9 to finish the front side at 2-under-par. The Montgomery native sandwiched another bogey between birdies on holes 15 and 17 to end the day at 3-under-par and in a tie for the tournament's top spot.

Georgia's Russell Henley and Mississippi's Jonathan Randoph are 3-under-par, while LSU's Andrew Loupe and Georgia's Bryden Macpherson round out the top-5 at 2-under-par, 138.

As a team, the Crimson Tide stands at 26-over-par 289 and is in 12th place after firing a second round 9-over-par 289. Georgia leads the team race at even-par 560 after 18 holes of play. Arkansas is in second place at 4-over 564 with Tennessee in third at 8-over par.

Crimson Tide redshirt freshman Lee Knox fired a 2-over-par 72 after shooting 73 in Friday's opening round and is currently tied for 32nd place at 5-over-par.

Sophomore Hunter Slatton is in 54th place following Saturday's 5-over-par 75. Slatton shot a 7-over-par 77 to open the tournament on Friday.

Redshirt freshman Scott Strohmeyer rallied after Friday's 8-over-par 78 and carded a 5-over-par 75 to move into a tie for 55th place. Sophomore Spencer Cole struggled in his second round, shooting a 13-over-par 83. Cole is tied for 58th place.

The Crimson Tide tee off on the 10th hole Sunday morning at 7:50 a.m. (CDT) alongside Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. Follow all of the day's action at www.golfstat.com Click Here for Results

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