SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The No. 15-ranked Alabama men’s golf team finished opening round action at the 2023 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Monday afternoon, ending the day with a team score of 10-over par 290. The Crimson Tide will tee off in the morning wave of Saturday’s second round in a tie for 17th place overall.
The NCAA Championships, which are being held at the par 70, 7,289-yard Grayhawk Golf Club, will continue with 18 holes on both Saturday and Sunday before being trimmed to the top 15 teams after 54 holes of action.
The Crimson Tide, seeded No. 14 in this year’s event, will be paired alongside No. 13 Texas A&M and No. 15 Virginia for a second consecutive round when the teams tee off in the morning wave beginning at 9:05 a.m. CT (7:05 a.m. PT).
- Three Crimson Tide golfers – JP Cave, Canon Claycomb and Jonathan Griz – carded rounds of 2-over par 72 and are tied for 47th overall
- Nick Dunlap is in a tie for 87th overall at 4-over par 74, while Thomas Ponder rounded out the starting five with a 75
- Claycomb and Ponder each had four birdies to lead the team in the category, while Cave and Dunlap finished with three birdies apiece
- Georgia Tech’s Ross Steelman finished the day at 6-under par to lead the field after round one
Four birdies in his last five holes for Canon Claycomb to fall back to even par on the day! ??????????
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— Alabama Men’s Golf (@AlabamaMGolf) May 27, 2023
NCAA Men’s Golf Championship Round One Highlights
- No. 11 Georgia Tech (E) holds the clubhouse lead by one shot over No. 8 Pepperdine (+1) and No. 28 Arkansas (+1)
- No. 1 Vanderbilt (+2), No. 2 North Carolina (+2) and No. 5 Texas Tech (+2) are tied for fourth, one shot ahead of No. 9 Florida (+3)
- No. 7 Florida State (+4) is in eight with No. 3 Illinois (+5), No. 25 Georgia (+5) and No. 40 San Francisco (+5) in a three-way tie for ninth after day one
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— Alabama Men’s Golf (@AlabamaMGolf) May 26, 2023
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