Cory Whitsett
Cory Whitsett

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The Alabama men's golf team overcame a three shot deficit to capture their second consecutive SEC Men's Golf Championship, at the Sea Island Golf Club Seaside Course.

The Crimson Tide managed windy conditions to score a final round 10-over par, 290 to edge South Carolina. Alabama, the second ranked team in the country, finished the championship with a three-day total of eight- over par, 848. South Carolina shot a 295 15- over-par final round to finish in second place with a three-day total of 850 to finish 10-over- par. Auburn finished in third place with a three-day total 860.

Sebastian Cappelen of Arkansas won individual medalist honors by shooting a final- round 66 to finish eight-under-par (69-67-66 = 202) for the championship. Cappelen’s 202 is a 54-hole SEC Championship record. He was the only player in the field to shoot under par each day and only recorded two bogeys for the entire tournament.

Caleb Sturgeon of South Carolina finished second, with a five-under-par 205 (65-67-73 = 205). Tyler McCumber of Florida and Corey Whitsett of Alabama tied for third with a one- under-par 209 total, and were the only other players to finish the Tournament under par.

ABOUT THE SEC Championship

54-hole stroke play tournament crowns an individual champion, then eight teams advance to match play to determine the SEC team champion.

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