Crimson Tide Third at Carpet Capital Collegiate
The Crimson Tide produced rounds of 284 (-4), 289 (+1) and 292 (+4) during their first tournament of the season. Texas captured the tournament title at 13-under-par 851 while Georgia was second at 8-under-par 856. LSU and Clemson rounded out the top five in a tie for fourth at 7-over 871.
"We were not sharp this weekend, but the guys fought hard," Alabama head coach Jay Seawell said. "We have a lot of work to do. I was proud because we could have shot a lot higher each day, but they found a way to keep it together and get inside the top three."
Junior Bobby Wyatt paced the Crimson Tide attack with a 7-under-par total of 209. The Mobile, Ala., native shot 2-under-par 70 in Sunday's final round to post a tie for fourth place. He recorded four birdies and two bogeys in round three, finishing five strokes behind medalist Brandon Stone of Texas (-12, 204).
Sophomore and reigning Collegiate Player of the Year Justin Thomas shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to finish 10th at 3-under 213. It was the 10th career top-10 finish for both Wyatt and Thomas.
Redshirt freshman Tom Lovelady shot 76 in the final round to tie for 26th at 5-over-par 221. Cory Whitsett shot 3-over 75 and tied for 31st with a 6-over-222 total. Senior Scott Strohmeyer's final-round 79 was not counted toward the team total. He finished tied for 71st.
Trey Mullinax shot 72 as an individual on Sunday and finished tied for 23rd at 4-over-par 220.
The Crimson Tide's next stop is the PING Golfweek Preview on the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 23-25.
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