ROCKY FACE, GA. Both the University of Alabama and its senior golfer Michael Thompson are in fourth place going into Sunday’s third and final round at the rain-delayed Carpet Capital Collegiate Invitational. The three-day tournament saw the field play two rounds on Saturday after rain washed out Friday’s opening round at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga.
Alabama shot 292-295/587 on Saturday, putting the tournament’s defending champions in fourth place and seven strokes back from the team leader, South Carolina. South Carolina leads the field of 18 teams, 13 of those nationally ranked, at 4-over par, 580. Auburn is second (585), followed by Georgia Tech (586), Alabama (587), tied at fifth Duke and Wake Forest (589), tied at seventh Georgia and Tennessee (592), at 9th Tennessee-Chattanooga (593), tied at 10th Augusta State and Clemson (594), at 12th Texas Tech (598), East Tennessee State (599), tied at 14th N.C. State and Georgia State (601), at 16th TCU (603), Florida (606) and Vanderbilt (612).
Georgia Tech’s Chesson Hadley is 10-under par after two rounds and has a four-shot lead going into the final round Sunday, shooting 65-69/134. Alabama’s Michael Thompson is at 2-under par, shooting 72-70/142 on the par 72 course. Next for the Crimson Tide is Matthew Swan who is T-18th (71-75/146) at 2-over. Matt Hughes is T-33rd at 5-over (74-75/149. Mark Harrell is T-37th at 6-over par (75-75/150), and Gator Todd is T-75th at 13-over (80-77/157).
Alabama will play in the second wave of tee-times on Sunday, starting at 7:45 a.m. CT. The Tide is paired with Duke and Wake Forest.