Paul Dunne leads the Blazers with a two-round total of 143
Blazers are in eighth place after round one
UAB tied for fourth place last season
McDonald and Sutton tied for second place at five-under par
UAB one-stroke behind first place Mississippi State after day one
NCAA Regional First Round
Junior Season (2012-13)
Recorded a 74.9 scoring average over 35 rounds for UAB, competing in all 12 tournaments for the Blazers ... posted a season-best 54-hole score of 217 (+1) at both the Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, where he also posted his best finish of the season, a tie for 11th place, and the Schenkel Invitational ... posted a career-low round of six-under par 66 in the second round of the Schenkel Invitational ... finished the season with four top-25 finishes.
Sophomore Season (2011-12)
Love competed in all 13 tournaments for the Blazers recording a 73.2 average over 37 rounds ... his best finish of the season came in the Invitational at the Ocean Course were he took medalist honors carding a seven-under-par 209 over 54-holes ... on the season, Love improved across the board setting personal bests for 18-, 36-, and 54-hole scores ... he finished the season with eight top-25 and two top-10 finishes.
Freshman Season (2010-11)
Had an immediate impact during his freshman season ... competed in seven events during the year for the Blazers ... had a career-best seventh-place finish at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... carded a career-best round of 71 on two separate occasions coming at the Georgia Tech Invtatational final round and the first round of his next tournament, the Conference USA Championship ... also carded a career-low 36 hole (144) and 54-hole (218) scores at the C-USA championship, which helped him to a 16th-place finish ... finished the season with a 76.17 per round stroke average.
Despite only playing two seasons on the team, he made an impact on the high school ranks as Golfweek/Sagarin rated him as the fifth-best golfer in the state of Alabama ... captured three medalist honors and made seven all-tournament teams ... was also one of the top golfers in the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT), capturing the individual title at Rock Creek Country Club ... placed third overall in the SJGT Tournament of Champions and had a second-place finish at the Brad Willis Tournament in August of 2009 ... participated in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) "Paying It Forward" program where he raised $7,200 which was the highest fundraiser nationally of all the AJGA 2009 programs ... a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (mathematics honor society) ... coached by Chad Dahlke.
Full name is Sam Roper Love ... born March 16, 1992 in Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Kathy and Carmen Love ... major at UAB is industrial distribution ... has one sister.