Crimson Tide shoots round-best 5-under 275 and is three shots out of the lead
OUTLOOK: Trey Mullinax is a talented golfer who quickly played his way into the Alabama lineup as a true freshman ... will battle for playing time again in 2012-13 ... product of Gardendale High School located north of Birmingham ... a great driver of the golf ball with strong work ethic and good overall golf game ... a tremendous addition to the Crimson Tide lineup in eight events as a freshman ... has a career average of 74.67 strokes per round, earning the start in 11 events ... started eight events as a freshman, all seven in the spring of 2011, including the NCAA Championships ... won the Northern Amateur in July of 2012 with a final-round 63 ... also qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado.
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Mullinax started the first two tournaments of the spring ... earned his first top-10 finish at the Puerto Rico Classic, where he shot 3-under-par 213 to finish in a tie for seventh ... played in three total tournaments in 2011-12 and averaged 75.44 strokes per round ... had three rounds of par or better, including a 68 in the opening round of the Linger Longer Invitational, where he played as an individual ... counted toward the team score in three of six rounds (.500) ... finished tied for 16th at the Linger Longer at even-par 216 ... also started at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, shooting 250.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Mullinax played in eight events for the Crimson Tide, averaging 74.38 strokes over his first 24 rounds of collegiate golf ... ranked 177th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings ... made his collegiate debut at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate where he finished tied for 28th ... struggled on the opening day of the JPNI, but finished with a 3-under-par 67 to vault up the leader board ... returned to the lineup in the opening event of the spring in Puerto Rico, narrowly missing his first top-10 finish, tying for 11th at 9-under-par 213 ... the 213 was a season low after rounds of 71, 69 and 73, helping the Tide capture the team title ... counted toward the team score in all three rounds of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate with rounds of 76, 72 and 72 to finish tied for 24th at 10-over-par 220 ... recorded a top-15 finish at the Linger Longer Invitational with rounds of 73, 72 and 73 to finish in a tie for 13th at 2-over 218 ... shot 226 (+10) at the Insperity ASU Invitational with a 1-under opening round of 71 ... posted a tie for 25th at the SEC Championship, after carding rounds of 74, 73 and 72 to finish 9-over 219 as Alabama claimed a runner-up finish ... posted an opening round 69 to help the Crimson Tide get off to a great start at the NCAA Central Regional, shooting a team score of 278 ... finished with rounds of 74 and 78 to tie for 31st at 8-over-par 221 in the regional ... finished tied for 148th at the NCAA Championships, ending the season as a part of the starting lineup.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: He led his high school team at Gardendale to three straight Jefferson County 5A Championships from 2006-2008 ... won the 2008 Walker County Classic ... totaled five top-10 finishes in the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour events since 2008 ... finished third at the 2010 Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, behind future Alabama teammate Bobby Wyatt ... finished runner-up at the 2009 Alabama Boys State Junior Championship, behind Wyatt ... finished sixth at the 2010 Alabama State Amateur at Turtle Point Golf Club, won by another Alabama teammate, Hunter Hamrick.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Trey is the son of Kristy and Chip Mullinax ... lowest round is a 63 at Castle Pines in Gardendale, Ala., while his lowest competitive round is a 66 at the 2010 Willow Point Invitational ... majoring in communications at the University of Alabama.