Tyler Lipscomb leads Alabama golf to victory at Blessings Collegiate Invitational
Alabama's Tyler Lipscomb finished off the second round of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational with a 20-footer for a crucial par. It was just a sign of things to come.
Lipscomb, a 2018 Rolex Junior All-American who's now in his sophomore season with the Tide golf team, rolled in birdies in each of the first three holes, making the turn at 2 under and then cruising home to a team-best 72 as Alabama took the men's team title, giving coach Jay Seawell's team its first team event since the Shoal Creek Invitational in April 2019.
Davis Shore added a 73 while Wilson Furr pitched in a 74 for the winners at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Kentucky's Alex Goff struggled a bit, finishing with a 76 as he bogeyed No. 17 and then tripled No. 18, but he still took the individual title with a score 210.
Host Arkansas had the hottest hand in the third and final round, combining for a score of one over on the day, but still finished three behind second-place Tennessee. The host Razorbacks were led by Julian Perico, who carded a one-under 71 while Tyson Reeder added an even-par 72.
Tennessee was the one team that appeared within range of catching Alabama and while Hunter Wolcott (71) and Bryce Lewis (72) shined for the Vols, the bottom half of the five-person team didn't fare as well, with two players failing to crack 80. Wolcott finished in a tie for second in the individual scoring with a three-day total of 212, which tied Texas A&M's Dan Erickson.
Jack Parrott of South Carolina fired a 70 to lead the Gamecocks, who finished fourth on the strength of a 4-over 282 on Wednesday.