GREENSBORO, Ga. – The No. 24 Alabama men’s golf team caught fire on Saturday’s second round of the 2019 Linger Longer Invitational, carding a 12-under par round of 276 – the lowest round by any of the 15 teams in this year’s tournament field. As a result, the Crimson Tide vaulted six spots into the top position on the leaderboard with a team total of 12-under par 564 (288-276).
Alabama will enter Sunday’s final round of play looking to claim the tournament’s team title for the second straight season and the sixth time in the last nine years overall. The Crimson Tide owns a four-shot lead over No. 15 Georgia, No. 21 Liberty and No. 25 Louisville, who are all tied for second at 8-under par 568. UNC Greensboro (571) rounds out the top five teams.
Leading the way for Alabama is junior Josh Sedeno, who is competing in his first tournament this spring. The Roseville, Calif., native finished Saturday with a career-best round of 5-under par 67. Sedeno’s second round was highlighted by an eagle on the 490-yard par 5, second hole. In addition to his eagle, he collected four birdies with just one bogey. His two-round total of 7-under par 137 (70-67) puts him in a first-place tie with Penn State’s JD Hughes (72-65) and Liberty’s Alexandre Fuchs (71-66).
Sophomore Wilson Furr is in a tie for 11th overall after two rounds played, giving the Crimson Tide two individuals among the top 15. After opening with an even par 72 on Friday, the Jackson, Miss., native had just one bogey compared to four birdies to end the day at 3-under par 69 for a two-day total of 141.
Sophomore Jake DeZoort is in a tie for 22nd after collecting back-to-back rounds of even par 72 and will enter Sunday’s final 18 holes with a 144. Freshman Prescott Butler bounced back from an opening round 83 to shoot a 4-under 68 on Saturday and moves into a tie for 60th with a 7-over 151. Fellow freshman Frankie Capan III rounds out the Tide golfers in 64th position with an 8-over par 152 (74-78) on the par-72, 7,073-yard The Landing at Reynolds Lake Oconee course.