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Alabama, Georgia tied at Linger Longer Invitational

Alabama's Robby Shelton is leading after the second round of the Linger Longer Invitational.
Alabama's Robby Shelton is leading after the second round of the Linger Longer Invitational.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Alabama, No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, and No. 5 Georgia are tied for the lead after the second round of the Linger Longer Invitational on Saturday.

Both teams shot 20-under 556 at Great Waters Golf Course in Eatonton, Ga., and are nine shots ahead of the field entering Sunday's final round.

Oklahoma, which was leading after Round 1, shot 7 over in the second round and sits in a tie for third with Mercer at 11 under. Kennesaw State is fifth at 5-under 281.

Alabama freshman Robby Shelton, No. 2 in the Golfweek individual rankings, shot 69-66 on Saturday at the par-72 7,073-yard course. Top-ranked Joey Garber of Georgia stands second at 8-under 136 total, one shot back of Shelton. Five players are tied for third at 6 under.