Sept. 24, 2012
Results ALPHARETTA, Ga. -
The University of Alabama men's golf team climbed up the leaderboard Monday, finishing with a 4-over-par 284 at the PING/Golfweek Preview at the par-70, 7,248-yard Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club.
The Crimson Tide moved into sole possession of 10th place, 12 shots off of UCLA's lead entering Tuesday's final round. UA is 18-over 578 after 36 holes and just seven shots outside of the top five.
UCLA leads at 6-over 566 with UNLV one shot back in second place 7-over 567. Georgia Tech and California are tied for third at 569 with New Mexico and Washington tied for fifth at 11-over 571.
Leading the way for Alabama on Monday was sophomore Justin Thomas, who carded a 1-under 69. In the process, the native of Goshen, Ky., moved into a tie for 15th individually with a 36-hole total of 2-over 142.
Senior Scott Strohmeyer also continued his solid play with a 3-over 73, but slipped from seventh into a tie for 20th after 36 holes. Junior Bobby Wyatt also contributed to the Crimson Tide's effort on Monday with an even-par 70 and is tied for 40th.
Senior Lee Knox, who fired a 2-over 72 in the second round, is tied for 60th at 9-over 149. Junior Cory Whitsett is also tied for 60th after carding a 73 on Monday.
The PING/Golfweek Preview concludes Tuesday with the Crimson Tide teeing off at 8:40 a.m. on the 10th hole. Alabama will be paired with Georgia and Arkansas.
Live scoring will be available for tomorrow's final round on golfstat.com, but be sure to check Alabama men's golf social media on Twitter @AlabamaMGolf, and on Facebook at AlabamaMGolf.