DALTON, Ga. – The No. 2-ranked Alabama men’s golf team scorched the par 72, 7,178-yard Farm Golf Club with a team tournament single-round record of 18-under par 270 during Saturday’s second round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate. As a result, the Crimson Tide is in third overall with a team total of 558, two strokes behind co-leaders No. 7 Georgia Tech and Tennessee.
Four A golfers finished the day with rounds in the 60s en route to its record-setting performance on Saturday. In addition to the course record, Alabama’s 18-under was the fourth-lowest round in relation to par in program history, while the team total of 270 tied for the fourth-lowest 18-hole score in the program record books.
Three Crimson Tide golfers are among the top-10 in the field, as senior Davis Riley (T-3rd), sophomore Wilson Furr (T-6th) and freshman Frankie Capan III (T-8th) will each enter the final 18 holes in the top 10.
Capan vaulted 28 spots up the leaderboard into eighth place after carding the team’s low round of 6-under par 66 on Saturday and is in the clubhouse with a 36-hole total of 4-under 140 (74-66). The North Oaks, Minn., native, playing in just his second collegiate tournament round, began the day with birdies on four of his first six holes. After a bogey on the ninth hole, Capan collected three birdies and six pars on the back nine to end his day.
Riley, who entered the day in first overall, finished the second round at 3-under 69 and is at 7-under 137 (68-69) after 36 holes to move into a third-place tie overall. He will enter the third and final round of play just two strokes behind co-leaders Tyler Strafaci of Georgia Tech and Jake Meenhorst of Tennessee.
Furr collected his second consecutive sub-par round with a 4-under 68 on Saturday to give him a two-round total of 5-under par 139 (71-68). He will enter the final round in a tie for sixth overall.
Not to be outdone, sophomore Davis Shore had the biggest move up the leaderboard from round one to round two in the entire field. After carding a 6-over par 78 during the opening 18 holes, the Knoxville, Tenn., native responded with a 5-under 67 on Saturday to climb 44 spots into a tie for 23rd overall with a two-day total of 1-over 145.
Junior Josh Sedeno rounds the Crimson Tide golfers in a tie for 47th overall with a 5-over par 149 (75-74). Meanwhile, freshman Prescott Butler, who is competing as an individual, is in a tie for 63rd with a 36-hole total of 7-over 151 (75-76).
Georgia Tech (-20), Tennessee (-20) and Alabama (-18) are the only schools in the 15-team field boast under par totals. Auburn (+1) is in fourth, while South Carolina (+2) and Virginia (+2) round out the top five teams.
Alabama is set to tee off Sunday’s third and final round at 8:40 a.m. CT (9:40 a.m. ET) and will be paired with Tennessee and Georgia Tech.