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Texas A&M paces SEC Men's Championship after 36-holes
Texas A&M sophomore Chandler Phillips <br>(Texas A&M Athletics Photo)
Texas A&M sophomore Chandler Phillips
(Texas A&M Athletics Photo)
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, SC (April 21, 2017) - Friday was jus the beginning of a long four days of golf. For the first time the SEC Men's Championship will feature two days of match play following 54-holes of stroke play.

Day one of the tournament at the Seaside Course of Sea Island Golf Club included 36-holes of golf and so far No. 18 Texas A&M is pacing the field. The Aggies, 5-under, currently have three players residing in the top-10 of the individual standings.

They were led on Friday by Chandler Phillips and Cameron Champ, both of whom are 3-under and part of a fourth place tie.

Phillips combined rounds of 67-70 on Friday while for Champ it was tallies of 66-71.

Also in the top-10 for Texas A&M is the 2-under and tied for eighth Brandon Smith.

The medalist lead currently belongs to Alejandro Tosti of Florida. Tosti posted the round of the tournament so far, with an opening 6-under 64 that included seven birdies and one bogey. The only dropped shot during the round came on No. 17 but Tosti bounced back quickly with a closing birdie.

On the frontside Tosti carded four birdies during a flawless 4-under 31 side.

In the second round Tosti was able to turn in a 1-under round despite an early double-bogey.

Behind Tosti in the medalist race comes Patrick Martin of Vanderbilt in second place at 6-under, Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss is third at 5-under. Heading into the final round of stroke play four players are sharing fourth at 3-under; Texas A&M teammates Phillips and Champ, plus Greyson Sigg of Georgia and Luis Gagne of LSU.

Behind Texas A&M in the team standings are second place No. 3 Vanderbilt (-3), in third is No. 5 Florida (-2), fourth place is owned by No. 6 LSU (+2) while Alabama (+3); Missouri (+3) share fifth.

The schedule for the rest of the week looks like this. On Saturday the final round of stroke play will be contested with the top-8 teams moving on.

From there Sunday will feature quarterfinal and semifinal matches before the final is held on Monday.

ABOUT THE SEC Championship

Match Play men's collegiate championship of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

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Results For Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
1ArgentinaAlejandro TostiArgentina90064-69-67=200*
2ALPatrick MartinBirmingham, AL60066-68-66=200
T3TXChandler PhillipsHuntsville, TX40067-70-67=204
T3MSBraden ThornberryOlive Branch, MS40069-66-69=204
T5GAGreyson SiggAugusta, GA40071-66-68=205

View full results for Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championship

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