Alabama men’s golf team set to begin NCAA Championships on Tuesday
The Alabama men’s golf team has had quite a phenomenal season. Coach Jay Seawell’s squad performed quite nicely during the regular season, and when the Tide entered the SEC Championships it didn’t let up. The Tide won the SEC Championships shooting a 12-under-par for the tournament as a team and entered the NCAA Regionals in Athens, Ga., as the top seeded team.
The Tide’s performance in the regionals was just as nice. Alabama shot 15-under during the first round, and a 24-under-par second and third round to finish 23 strokes ahead of the second place team, East Carolina.
The Tide team was led in both the SEC Championships and the NCAA Regionals by freshman Justin Thomas and sophomore Bobby Wyatt. Thomas was named SEC Golfer and Freshman of the Year, and he has been displaying why he earned those accolades during the past two tournaments. With ten days of rest between Thomas and Wyatt and the beginning of the NCAA Championships, it will be interesting to see what type of performance the two can put together.
The Tide’s competition will be even tougher than it was in the regionals. Alabama enters the competition as the second seeded team. Texas is the first overall seed. California is third, Auburn is fourth, UCLA is fifth, USC is sixth, Oregon is seventh, Washington is eighth, Stanford is ninth and San Diego State is tenth. Overall, there are four Southeastern Conference teams in the championships.
Alabama will begin the NCAA Championships on May 29 at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, Ca.
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