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Alabama Ends Play at the Cabo Collegiate Invitational in 13th Overall

Alabama Ends Play at the Cabo Collegiate Invitational in 13th Overall

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – The No. 17 Alabama men’s golf team finished play at the Cabo Collegiate Invitational Tuesday, closing the event in 13th overall with a team score of 894 (298-298-298).

Only three teams finished below par on the par 71, 7,156-yard Twin Dolphin Club track in a 15-team field that featured 13 teams ranked inside the nation’s top 50, including five teams among the top 10.

The Crimson Tide was led in the tournament by Nick Dunlap, who finished tied for 15th overall with a tournament total of 2-over par 215 (76-69-70). Ìt was his sixth top-20 finish in the team’s seven tournaments on the year.

Head Coach Jay Seawell

“The Cabo Collegiate is one of the top collegiate golf tournaments in the country next SEC and NCAA Championships. It was an honor for us to play in it. We didn’t do a good job this week against a tough field, but this is desert golf which is different than what we are used to playing. We will learn from it and will need to learn from it because this year’s NCAA Championships will be played on a desert course. It will help us as we move forward and give an idea of what to expect.”

Individual Highlights

  • After opening the three-day, 54-hole tournament with a 76, Nick Dunlap responded with back-to-back sub-par rounds of 69 Monday and 70 Tuesday to result in his 2-over par total
  • Dunlap now has a team-leading 10 rounds in the 60s and ranks second on the team with 14 rounds of par or better
  • It is the first time this spring that Dunlap has led the Tide in a tournament, and the third time in seven events on the season
  • Canon Claycomb saw his streak of consecutive rounds shooting par or better snap at seven in the event, tied for 48th overall with a 223 (71-78-74)
  • JP Cave, who carded a second-round score of even par 71 was the second-lowest round by any Tide golfer, finished in 57th with a 227 (78-71-78)
  • Jones Free (75-80-76/231) and Thomas Ponder (76-80-79/235) rounded out the Crimson Tide lineup in 63rd and 71st, respectively
  • Dunlap finished second in the field in par 3 scoring at 2.83 (-2)
  • Claycomb lead the team in par 4 scoring (4.00, E), while Dunlap finished with a team-best 14 birdies

Team Highlights

  • Top-ranked Vanderbilt (-18) claimed the team tournament title by 12 strokes over No. 44 Ole Miss (-6), while No. 3 Arizona State (-1) finished third

  • The trio were the only teams in the event to finish under…


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