Shelton, Tide roll to Olympia Fields victories

(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Phil Mickelson walks off the first tee with his caddie Jim Mackay during the third round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.

Shelton, Tide roll to Olympia Fields victories


Shelton, Tide roll to Olympia Fields victories

Final results

Alabama’s first tournament of the fall season ended a lot like its final event of last spring: With the Crimson Tide showing they are at the top of the nation in men’s golf.

Alabama freshman Robby Shelton, replacing departed first-team All-American Justin Thomas in the lineup, tied for medalist honors Sunday at the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Inviational in Olympia Fields, Ill., leading the defending NCAA champions to a 9-over 849 total and an 18-shot victory. Texas finished second at 27-over 867, followed by Oklahoma State (869), Arkansas (871) and Stanford (872).

The Crimson Tide, Golfweek’s preseason No. 2 team, didn’t miss a beat with Shelton in the lineup. He shot rounds of 71-66-73 and finished at even-par 210 in his first college event, sharing first place with Stanford’s Cameron Wilson, who shot a final-round 70. SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau (67) finished third, one shot back. Shelton was joined by three Alabama teammates in the top 12: Trey Mullinax (T-4), Bobby Wyatt (T-6) and Cory Whitsett (T-12).


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