Alabama’s Lee Hodges Named SEC Men’s Golfer of the Week
Fresh off his victory at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate, Alabama junior Lee Hodges has been named the Southeastern Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Hodges finished the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a 10-under par 206. His 10-under par marks the best tournament mark of his career in terms of vs. par, while his 206 is second only to the 203 he carded last fall in the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (finished third).
The Ardmore, Tenn., native carded three consecutive sub-70 rounds for the first time as a collegiate golfer on his way to winning the second tournament title of his career (also won the 2015 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate while at UAB).
Hodges began the event by carding a 3-under par 69 in Saturday’s opening 18 holes and followed that with a 4-under 68 to finish the day with a career-best 36-hole score of 7-under par 137. Hodges capped the stellar weekend with another 69 on Sunday to become the Tide’s first individual medalist of the season.
Behind the playoff Hodges, the Crimson Tide collected its best result of the season, closing play in third with a season-low team total of 7-under par 857 (285-290-282).
Hodges and the Crimson Tide will return to action on March 19-21 when it competes at the Linger Longer Invitational, which will be held in Greensboro, Ga.