Justin Thomas leads individually at 7-under 137 with Bobby Wyatt three-shots back in second
OUTLOOK: Tom Lovelady is another elite national recruit out of the state of Alabama, giving the Crimson Tide six in-state players on UA's 10-man roster ... should compete for a spot in the starting lineup right away ... played in three events in the fall of 2011 before an injury ended his season ... was granted a medical hardship that gives him another season of eligibility ... had a 73.67 scoring average over nine-career rounds ... a redshirt freshman with raw talent who has all of the skills to be very successful at Alabama and beyond.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Lovelady started the first three tournaments of his freshman season for Alabama before an injury derailed his season ... posted two top-25 finishes and averages 73.67 shots per round, which ranked fifth on the team ... counted toward the team score in eight of nine rounds... carded a career-low 2-over-par 218 in his collegiate debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, finishing tied for 21st ... tied for 25th at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational, shooting 10-over 220 ... carded a 225 (+15) at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate to finish in a tie for 39th ... named to the first-year SEC Academic Honor Roll ... granted a medical hardship for the 2011-12 season.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: He is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American, garnering honors in 2009 and 2010 ... listed No. 13 nationally in the Golfweek Junior Boys Rankings ... 2008 and 2011 Birmingham News Metro Player of the Year ... Alabama High School Athletics Association Class 6A medalist in 2008 and 2011 ... led his team to the 2011 Alabama 6A State Championship ... 2011 Birmingham Optimist Club Golfer of the Year ... led his Mountain Brook High School team to a runner-up showing in 2008 state tournament ... low-competitive round is a 64 at the BGA Junior at Shoal Creek in Birmingham ... the shot 64 at the 2011 Dogwood Invitational to tie his low-competitive round ... placed third at the 2012 Palmetto Amateur ... finished second to classmate Justin Thomas at the 2009 Footjoy Invitational, where he carded rounds of 69, 67, 69 and 69 ... shot 69 and 65 at the 2010 USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier ... won the 2010 Willow Point Invitational and finished fifth at the 2011 Dixie Amateur ... advanced to the round of 16 at the 2008 USGA Junior Amateur ... set the course record at Vestavia Hill Country Club with a 61 in August of 2012 ... medalist at the 2008 West Alabama Classic.
PERSONAL Information: Lovelady is the son of Tim and Kitty Lovelady and has one sister, Annie ... was involved with FBLA, Spanish Club, Young Republicans and Futrue Business Leaders of America at Mountain Brook High School ... a pre-business major at the University of Alabama.