DALTON, Ga. – Davis Riley fired a 4-under par 68 on Friday and is in first overall to lead the No. 2-ranked University of Alabama men’s golf team in the opening round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate at The Farm. As a team, the Crimson Tide carded an even par 288 and will enter Saturday’s second round in a tie for third.
Riley caught fire on the back nine as he finished with a 5-under 31, including going eagle-birdie-birdie-par over his final four holes of the day. A two-time All-American, Riley holds a one-stroke lead over four other players heading into the second round of play.
Wilson Furr finished the day with four birdies compared to three bogeys to result in a 1-under par 71. He is in a tie for eighth overall. Frankie Capan III played his first career collegiate tournament round and finished with a 2-over 74. After going 4-over on the front nine, Capan made three birdies over his final seven holes and finished at 2-under on the back nine to end the day in a tie for 36th. Josh Sedeno (75) and Davis Shore (78) round out the Alabama golfers in 42nd and 67th, respectively. Prescott Butler, who is playing as an individual, finished the day at 3-over par 75 and is in a tie for 42nd.
Tennessee tops the 15-team field that features six teams ranked among the Golfweek top-25 preseason poll, finishing the day at 8-under 280. Tournament host and seventh-ranked Georgia Tech is in second with a 281. Alabama is tied with Kennesaw State for third, followed by No. 13 Clemson (290) and No. 6 Auburn (293) to round out the top six teams, respectively.