Despite Good Play, Men's Golf Is Over

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The University of Alabama men's golf team shot a 1-under-par 279 in the final round of the NCAA East Regional at the par-70 6,749-yard Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn., to finish the tournament at 10-over-par 850 in ninth place.

With the ninth place finish, the Crimson Tide failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships for only the second time in the last six years,since Jay Seawell has been head coach. Alabama had a very young team this year with three sophomores and two freshmen.

Redshirt freshman Scott Strohmeyer paced Alabama's final round with a 2-under-par 68 to finish tied for 29th at 2-over-par 212 for the tournament. Sophomore Hunter Hamrick was UA's low man at 1-over-par 211 following a final round 3-over-par round of 73 to finish tied for 24th.

Sophomore Bud Cauley carded an even-par 70 in Saturday's round to finish tied for 36th at 4-over-par 214. Sophomore Hunter Slatton also recorded an even-par round of 70 in the final round to finish tied for 41st at 5-over-par 215.

Redshirt freshman Lee Knox rebounded with a 1-over-par 71 after shooting back-to-back 75s in the first two rounds to finish tied for 56th at 11-over-par 221.

Texas and Kent State tied for first 5-under-par 835, followed by UCLA at 4-under-par (836), Penn State at 3-under-par (837) and Virginia at 3-over-par (843).

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