Crimson Tide Leads Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational by 10 Shots

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Trey Mullinax shoots 67 to take first round lead.
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Trey Mullinax shoots 67 to take first round lead.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Sept. 13, 2013

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OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - The second-ranked and defending national champion Alabama men's golf team began the 2013-14 season on Friday at the Olympia Field/Illini Invitational with a 1-over-par round of 281 at the par-70, 7,205-yard Olympia Fields Country Club.

The Crimson Tide has a 10-shot lead over Oklahoma State in second place and is 12 shots better than Texas and Texas Tech in a tie for third place. Arkansas tied for fifth at 14-over 294 with Baylor and Stanford tied for sixth (295). The Tide has three players inside the top five after the opening round of the OFCC/Illini Invitational.

Alabama senior Trey Mullinax leads individually at 3-under-par 67. He made the turn at even par but ran off four birdies in six holes to get to 4-under after 15 holes. Mullinax made bogey on the 16th but enters Saturday's second round with a one-shot lead on Texas' Toni Hakula.

Fellow senior Bobby Wyatt tied for third at 1-under-par 69 after being 1-over at the turn. The native of Mobile, Ala., and star of the Walker Cup, made birdies on the 10th and 18th holes with seven pars between.

Robby Shelton, from Wilmer, Ala, fired a 1-over par round of 71 on Friday and tied for fifth place in his first round at the Capstone. He made double bogey on the fifth hole and a birdie on the 15th with 16 pars during Friday's round.

Senior Cory Whitsett carded a 4-over 74 and is tied for 26th while true freshman Gavin Moynihan is tied for 53rd at 7-over 77.

Alabama will play with OSU and Texas Tech in Saturday's second round. The Crimson Tide is slated to tee off at 10:20 a.m. at the Olympia Fields Country Club.

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