ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 28/30 Alabama men’s golf team finished the opening round at the 2019 NCAA Athens Regional on Monday in 12th place overall after carding a team score of 18-over par 302. The Crimson Tide will enter Tuesday’s second round 10 strokes back of the fifth-place cut line to reach the national championships.

UA’s Frankie Capan III finished with a 1-over par 72 on the par 71, 7,253-yard University of Georgia Golf Course. He had three birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey, and will enter second round action in a tie for 12th-place overall.

Wilson Furr finished with a 3-over par 74, while sophomore Jake DeZoort was at 4-over 75 on the day. The duo will enter the second round in a tie for 32nd and 42nd place overall, respectively. Rounding out the Crimson Tide golfers are Prescott Butler (81) and Josh Sedeno (83).

Tournament host and 16th-ranked Georgia was the only squad in the 13-team field to finish at even par (284) and will enter the second round of play with a two-shot lead over No. 4 Vanderbilt (286). Duke (289), ranked No. 9 nationally, is in third, while No. 33 Tennessee (290) and Memphis (292) round out the top five.

The top five teams after 54 holes of play, as well as the low individual not on an advancing team, will move on to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, which will be hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Blessings Golf Club, in Fayetteville, Ark. on May 24-29.

 

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