ATLANTA – The Alabama men’s and women’s golf teams closed out their fall schedules with second- and third-place finishes, respectively, at the 2018 East Lake Cup in Atlanta on Wednesday.
The Tide men dropped a 4-1 decision to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn in the men’s championship match, while the UA women rallied to defeat Arizona, 3-2, in the women’s consolation contest.
Sophomore Wilson Furr picked up the lone win for the Alabama men with a 2&1 victory over Auburn’s Jovan Rebula at the par-72, 7,430-yard East Lake Golf Club. Furr took the lead in his match on the ninth hole and held control until clinching with a par on 17. Senior Davis Riley and sophomore Davis Shore both fell by 2&1 scores to Trace Crowe and Jacob Solomon, respectively. Freshman Prescott Butler dropped a 3&2 decision to Brandon Mancheno and fellow freshman Frankie Capan III came up short in 4&3 match with Wells Padgett.
The Crimson Tide women’s team capped off its week with a 3-2 win over Arizona in the consolation match. After the Tide dropped the first two matches by identical 5&4 scores, junior Kenzie Wright picked up UA’s first with an 8&6 decision over Bianca Pagdanganan. Wright won seven of the first eight holes to cruise to the victory. Junior Jiwon Jeon then downed Yu-Sang Chang, 3&2, to even the match at 2-2 before sophomore Angelica Moresco clinched the win with a 3&2 victory over Sandra Nordaas.