Alabama Men’s Golf Team Opens the Spring Season Ranked No. 2 in the Nation
The Alabama men’s golf team will begin the spring season ranked second in the nation per the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, which was released on Friday. Oklahoma State received 17 first-place votes to take the top spot in the poll, while the Crimson Tide received the remaining two first-place votes.
Alabama finished the fall campaign ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation, according to Golfstat.com.
Alabama is coming off an impressive fall campaign, which featured wins at the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate hosted by Georgia Tech, its own Jerry Pate its own Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (JPNI) and the Steelwood Collegiate hosted by South Alabama. The only time the Tide did not finish on top of the leaderboard was at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational in September.
Last fall, the team recorded a record of 48-1-1 and averaged 281.9 stroked per round. They also had nine student-athletes finish among the top 10 and 14 individuals place in the top 25 in their four fall events.
Six Southeastern Conference teams make up the top-10 in the newest poll, with 10 of the 14 teams in the conference being ranked among the nation’s top-25.
The Crimson Tide will open the 2018 spring campaign on Feb. 18-20 when it competes at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Del Mar, Puerto Rico. Live scoring throughout the event can be found on Golfstat.com.