Love Leads UAB Men's Golf At John Hayt

UABSPORTS.COM Redshirt senior Thomas Sutton fired a 68 (-4) for the second round of play.
Redshirt senior Thomas Sutton fired a 68 (-4) for the second round of play.

Feb. 24, 2014

Team Results | Individual Results

After two rounds of play at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, the No. 13 UAB men’s golf team is in third place at the Sawgrass Country Club. As a team, UAB has recorded a 570 (-6) for the first 36 holes of competition at the par-72, 6,966-yard course.

The Blazers got on the course early Monday morning in an effort to finish the first round of play, which was halted due to inclement weather on Sunday. The second round began immediately following the completion of the first 18 holes.

“I am really proud of the guys for how they played,” head coach Alan Murray stated. “Oklahoma State is leading and UCF is in second. We are six back of Oklahoma State. This afternoon, we could have been arguably a couple better, too.”

Senior Sam Love is on top of the individual leaderboard through 36 holes of play. Love registered one eagle and seven birdies over 27 holes on Monday. At nine-under par heading into Tuesday’s third and final round, Love owns a one-stroke lead over UCF’s Greg Eason.

“The guy has played really well this afternoon,” said Murray. “Sam played excellent.”

Classmate Thomas Sutton is not far behind Love on the leaderboard. Sutton is in fifth place after recording a three-under par for the first two rounds. The redshirt senior rebounded from a one-over first round, firing a 68 (-4) for the second 18 holes.

Junior Paul Dunne is two strokes behind Sutton after recording his third consecutive round at or under par. Dunne is in a tie for 15th place heading into Tuesday.

Wrapping up the Blazers’ lineup are sophomore Will Cannon and senior Wilson McDonald. Cannon owns a 152 (+8) through two rounds, while McDonald is nine-over par.

Competing as an individual, redshirt sophomore Ryan Davies is 12-over par through 36 holes.

“We are excited and looking forward to tomorrow,” concluded Murray. “We are playing with two really good teams (Oklahoma State and UCF). If we are going to win, we are going to have play really well.”

The UAB men’s golf team will compete in the third and final round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. Live scoring is available on

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