Men's Golf Tied for the Lead at Linger Longer after 36 Holes Saturday

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Robby Shelton shot 66 in the second round to take the individual lead heading into Sunday's final round.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Robby Shelton shot 66 in the second round to take the individual lead heading into Sunday's final round.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

March 22, 2014

GREENSBORO, Ga. - The Alabama men's golf team tied for the lead after 36 holes at the Linger Longer Invitational Saturday at 20-under-par 556 at the par-72, 7,073-yard Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide are joined by Georgia in first after the Bulldogs shot matching rounds of 10-under 278 on the opening day of play. The Tide opened with at 7-under 281, but shot the lowest score of the second round at 13-under 275.

True freshman Robby Shelton holds the 36-hole lead for the third time this season with a 9-under 135 total that is one shot better than Georgia's Joey Garber (-8, 136). Shelton opened with a 3-under 69 in the first round and equaled the day's lowest score with a 6-under 66 in round two that included a stretch of five birdies in six holes on the back nine.

Oklahoma held the first-round lead with an 18-under 270 but shot 7-over 295 in round two, slipping into a tie for third with Mercer at 11-under 565. Kennesaw State rounds out the top five headed into Tuesday's final round at 5-under 571.

Alabama's senior trio turned in solid performances on Saturday led by Mobile's Bobby Wyatt, who shot rounds of 71 and 68 for a 5-under 139 that puts him in a tie for eighth place. Trey Mullinax carded identical rounds of 2-under 70 for a 4-under total that included a birdie on his final hole of the day to pull even with Georgia.

Cory Whitsett is tied for 18th at 2-under 142 after shooting 71-71 Saturday. Tom Lovelady opened with a 71 but shot 76 in round two and is tied for 44th at 3-over 147.

Alabama will play with Georgia and Mercer in Sunday's final round at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation. Play will get underway at 7:30 a.m. Sunday

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