ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Three Alabama golfers finished among the top-10 individuals to lead the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide men’s golf team to a fifth-place result at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational. Alabama, one of 11 teams in the 14-team field that are nationally ranked – seven of which are ranked among the top-15 teams in the nation – finished the three-day, 54-hole event with a team total of 15-under par 849 (286-278-285).
Sophomores Wilson Furr (75-69-68) and Davis Shore (70-71-71), along with senior Davis Riley (74-66-72), each carded a 54-hole total of 4-under par 212 as the trio tied for eight overall. It marked the first time in four tournaments played this season that Alabama had three individual finishers among the top-10. The last time it occurred came at the 2017 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate when Lee Hodges (3rd), Riley (6th) and Shore (t-9th) each recorded a top-10 finish.
Tenth-ranked USC claimed the team title with a total of 22-under 842, ending play a stroke ahead of No. 15 Clemson (843). Tournament host Georgia Tech (845), ranked No. 3 in the nation, finished third, while 11th-ranked Wake Forest (848) closed play in fourth. Second-ranked Duke (858) finished a distant sixth with an 858, nine strokes behind the Tide.
The Crimson Tide men and women will close out the fall season at the East Lake Cup in Atlanta on Oct. 29-31. The event features the final four teams from last year’s NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships and will be televised live on the Golf Channel.
UA women’s golf 6th at Longhorn Invitational
The Alabama women’s golf team turned in a 2-over par final round to finish sixth at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational on Sunday in Austin, Texas.
The Crimson Tide (302-311-290/903) finished at +39 for the tournament to secure the sixth-place finish. Host Texas (291-284-279/854) won the tournament at -9. Kent State (294-281-286/861) finished second at -3.
Tide junior Kenzie Wright clinched a tie for fourth with a 2-under par final round at the at the par-72, 6,491-yard University of Texas Golf Club.
Junior Jiwon Jeon (75-74-70/219) finished at +3 and tied for 12th. Sophomore Angelica Moresco (74-75-72/221) tied for 17th, two shots behind Jeon at +5. Freshman Mary Mac Trammell (82-89-78/249) tied for 70th at +33 while freshman Carolina Caminoli (94-92-87/273) finished 75th at +57.