FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Three Alabama golfers finished among the top-10 individuals to lead the seventh-ranked Crimson Tide to a second-place finish at the 2018 Mason Rudolph Championship on Sunday. It was the sixth time in nine tournaments this season that Alabama has placed among the top two teams in an event, and was its eighth top-five result of the 2017-18 campaign.
Alabama, which finished runner-up in the event for the third time in the past four years, closed play with a 4-over par 856 (291-281-284). The Tide finished three strokes behind tournament host No. 4 Vanderbilt (853), which carded a 6-under par 278 on Sunday to claim the team title. Liberty, ranked No. 46 in the nation, finished third with an 861, while No. 6 Florida was fourth with an 867. There was a three-way tie for fifth between No. 47 Louisville, Georgia and East Tennessee State, which each carded a team total of 883.
Freshman Davis Shore marked his best finish at Alabama. The Knoxville, Tenn., native ended the 54-hole tournament at 2-under par 211 (72-67-72), closing play five strokes back of medalist John Augenstein of Vanderbilt (206).
Freshman Wilson Furr earned his first career top-10 tournament result, as he tied for seventh overall, while senior Jonathan Hardee tied for 10th to give the Crimson Tide three golfers among the top-10 individuals.
Furr finished play with a 1-over par on Sunday to close the event at 2-over 215 (70-73-72) on the par 71, 7,100-yard Traditions Golf Club South Couse layout. Meanwhile, Hardee collected his first top-10 result of the spring, and sixth of his career, with a 4-over par 217 (72-73-72).
The event was the final regular season tournament for the Crimson Tide. Alabama next plays in the 2018 Southeastern Conference Tournament at St. Simons Island, Ga., on the Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course on April 25-29.