SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — After two rounds of stroke play, the University of Alabama is in a three-way tie for 16th at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Alabama is at 4-over par, with rounds of 287-293 for a 580 total.
Texas junior Scottie Scheffler took a one-stroke lead in the individual competition, and UNLV topped the team standings Saturday in the NCAA tournament at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. UNLV is at 14-under par, a stroke ahead of Oklahoma’s two round total of 13-under par.
Scheffler leads four players by a stroke. He’s at 8-under par with rounds of 68-68. Among the four he leads by a shot are Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss and Vanderbilt’s Matthias Schwab.
Alabama’s Jonathan Hardee is tied at 50th at even par (69-75) with, among others, his teammate, Josh Sedeno (75-69). Among a tie at 62nd is Lee Hodges (70-75). Davis Riley is tied at 80th (73-74), and Steven Setterstrom is tied at 139th (78-76).
On Monday, the individual champion will be crowned and the top eight teams will advance to match play.
Going into Sunday’s third round of stroke play, Auburn is at 1-under par and among a tie for fourth with Vanderbilt.