ALABAMA GOLF PLACES NINTH AT JERRY PATE NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE

The Alabama men’s golf team finished ninth at the 2019 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate on Tuesday, closing the two day, 54-hole event with a team total of 27-over par 867 (293-281-293).

Junior Wilson Furr led the Crimson Tide finishing 22nd in individual play after he had a final round of 1-under par 69 during Tuesday’s final round.

Colorado State and No. 48 BYU were named co-champions after the two teams tied for first overall with identical scores of 17-under par 823. It is the first time in the history of the tournament that it ended with co-champions.

“For us, it was a tough week and any time you have a disappointing week, it begins right here with the head coach,” head coach Jay Seawell said in a press release. “We need to go back to the drawing board, get some guys healthy, look at getting some guys back in the lineup and find a way to correct this. I do believe we still have an opportunity to be a very good team.”

Furr’s final round of 1-under par 69 tied the team’s lowest 18-hole score of the tournament, matching sophomore Prescott Butler’s second-round score of 69. Freshman Simms Abney placed 34th with a 218 (72-70-76), sophomore Frankie Capan III tied for 36th with a 10-over par 220 (76-71-74) and junior Jake DeZoort finished with a 223 (76-73-74) to finish tied for 43rd overall.

Alabama will next compete at the Cypress Point Classic, which will be Oct. 28-29 in Pebble Beach, California, to close out the Crimson Tide’s fall season.

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