Wilson Furr cared a 7-under par 63 on Thursday to set an Alabama freshman single-round record and propel the Crimson Tide men’s golf team up to third at the SEC Championships at Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, Ga. (par 70).
It was also the second-best round in SEC Championship history. Former Crimson Tide player Bobby Wyatt holds the record with the 61 he shot during the 2014 second round. Overall, Furr’s 7-under par was tied for the seventh-lowest round vs. par in Alabama history.
“It was obviously a good round today,” Furr said in a release. “I felt like I hit the ball well during the first round but just struggled with my putting. Today, I hit it even better and was able to make putts. That got some momentum going and I just fed off that. It was cool to [set records] at a big tournament like the SEC Championships. I was just trying to help the team as much as I could, so it was a good day for sure.”
Furr heads into the final day of stroke play at the tournament in a four-way tie for second overall at 4-under par 136 (73-63), one stroke back of leader Cecil Wegener of Ole Miss (135).
Also on the individual leaderboard are senior Lee Hodges and junior Davis Riley at 12thand 18th place, respectively. As a team, the Crimson Tide are six strokes off the lead, with LSU at -3, and Vanderbilt -1.
After the third round the top eight teams will advance to the match-play portion of the tournament, with the quarterfinals set for Saturday morning and the semifinals later in the afternoon. The championship match will be shown love on SEC Network on Sunday morning.
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