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Men's Golf Slips to Second at Mason Rudolph Championship

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Tom Lovelady aces the 11th holes and shoots 70.
Tom Lovelady aces the 11th holes and shoots 70.

April 5, 2014


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The top-ranked Alabama men's golf team shot 10-over par 294 Saturday to slip into second place after two rounds of the Mason Rudolph Championship at the par-71, 7,100-yard Vanderbilt Legends Club.

The Crimson Tide are two shots back of host Vanderbilt, who carded an even-par 284 Saturday to take the team lead at 5-over 573. The Tide are 7-over 575 with Kennesaw State (+12, 580) in third. Louisville is fourth at 14-over 582 while Georgia Southern rounds out the top five with a 15-over total of 583.

Sophomore Tom Lovelady made a hole-in-one on the 11th hole Saturday and led the Crimson Tide with a 1-under-par 70 in the second round, moving into a tie for 13th at 3-over 145. Lovelady was 2-over on his round before the ace and followed it with a birdie two holes later and six more pars to finish his round.

Senior Cory Whitsett is the top Alabama player on the scoreboard with a 2-over 144 after shooting 3-over 74 Saturday. Both Trey Mullinax and Robby Shelton made double bogey on the 18th to shoot 76 and 74 respectively and find themselves in a tie for 13th at 145. Bobby Wyatt, who played the final four holes 3-under, shot 76 and slipped into a tie for 26th.

Alabama will play with host Vanderbilt and Kennesaw State in Sunday's final round. The grouping begins play at 9:40 a.m. at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.

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