April 6, 2009
Second Round USCC Results
ALPHRETTA, Ga. - Alabama freshman golfer Bud Cauley continued his stellar play at the United States Collegiate Championship on Monday afternoon in cool and windy conditions at the par-72, 7,017-yard Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia.
The Jacksonville, Fla. native followed his first-round 70 (-2) with a 3-under-par 69 and enters Tuesday's final round tied for the lead individually at 5-under-par 139. Cauley shares the lead with UCLA's Erik Flores, who shot a 65 (-7) in the first round and a 74 (+2) on Monday.
As a team, the Crimson Tide battled gusty winds and chilly temperatures en route to a 13-over-par round of 301 in the second round and enter the final 18 holes tied for sixth place with Clemson at 592 (+16). Alabama struggled on the final two holes of the Lakeside Course on Monday, shooting a combined 7-over-par on holes 17 and 18.
Stanford surged to the front of the team standings with a 2-over-par 290 in the second round. The Cardinal is 3-over par for the tournament and takes a four-stroke lead over Texas A&M (583, +7) into the final round. Washington is in third place at 9-over 585 with Georgia in fourth at 11-over 587 and first-round leader UCLA in fifth at 13-over 589.
Senior Matt Hughes tuned in another solid round on Monday with a 3-over-par 75. He is tied for 33rd place at 5-over 149. Redshirt freshman Hunter Hamrick fired a 76 (+4) in round two and is tied for 40th at 7-over 151 after 36 holes.
After an impressive even-par round of 72 on the opening 18 holes redshirt freshman Hunter Slatton ran into some trouble in round two with a 10-over par 82 that left him in a tie for 52nd place. Senior Matthew Swan rounds out the Crimson Tide's scoring card with a 9-over 81 on Monday and 13-over 157 for the tournament and is tied for 66th.
Alabama will tee off its final round at 10:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday, playing alongside tournament leader Stanford and third-place Washington.