Alabama Men's Golf Ends Maui Jim Intercollegiate with Final Round of 6-Under Par 274

Katie Windham

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Alabama men’s golf team ended play at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate on Sunday, firing a 6-under par 274 on its way to a 54-hole team total of 6-under 874 (287-273-274). After opening the event with a 7-over par 287 on the par 70, 7,115-yard Mirabel Golf Course, the Crimson Tide finished strong by shooting 13-under par over the final 36 holes and tied for 10th overall.

Thomas Ponder earned his ninth career top-20 finish and matched his personal 54-hole scoring record by carding a 6-under par 204 (69-67-68). Meanwhile, Canon Claycomb ended his tournament on a high note by firing a career-best round of 6-under par 64 on Sunday.

TOURNAMENT NUGGETS​

  • It is the first time in Ponder’s three-year career he collected three consecutive sub-70 scores in the same event, as he tied for 19th overall
  • Claycomb’s final round consisted of seven birdies over a span of 13 holes before he bogeyed his third-to-last hole
  • Tyler Lipscomb, who carded a career-best 18-hole score of 67 on Saturday, finished tied for 46th with a 1-under 209 which marked his career best tournament total
  • Claycomb tied for 52nd with an even-par 210 (75-71-64) following his stellar final 18 holes
  • JP Cave finished at 3-over par 213 (74-68-71) and tied for 69th, while Jack Goldasich tied for 74th with a 216 (73-72-71)
  • Dillon West had a solid debut for the Crimson Tide playing as an individual, as he finished tied for 58th overall with a 1-over 211 (70-72-69)
  • No. 17 Georgia Tech (796) finished at 44-under par and held on to defeat No. 11 Clemson (797) by one stroke to secure the team championship
  • No. 20 Auburn (809), No. 29 San Diego State (810) and No. 33 Louisville (814) rounded out the top-five

JAY SEAWELL COMMENTS​

“After a nervous and tough opening round, I thought our guys did a good job of responding and getting better. We’re very young and inexperienced, and I think that showed the first day. I think our guys were able to move past that and play some pretty good golf over the last two days which is something to build on. It’s a long year and this is the first tournament. If our guys continue to grow every day like they did the last two, then I think we have a chance to be pretty good.

FUN FACTS​

  • Alabama was 16-under par (4.47) on par 5s throughout the week, but finished +16 on par 4s (4.09) and +2 on par 3s (3.03)
  • Goldasich recorded the team’s only eagle on the weekend, when he knocked in his second shot on the 307-yard par 4 5th hole during second round play
  • Cave tied for second in par five scoring at 6-under during the 54-hole event (4.00) and led the team with 13 birdies
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