Rebels finish second in SEC golf

By From school reports

ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga – The Ole Miss men’s golf team, powered by Jonathan Randolph’s third-place finish and Joe David’s tournament low 63 in the final round, finished second at the SEC Championship on Sunday at the Sea Island Seaside Course.
The Rebels shot a 3-under 277 in the final round to finish with a total of 849, tied with Florida for second and five back of winner Georgia. This marks Ole Miss’ best finish at the SEC Tournament since 1988, when they tied for third. The Rebels won the event in 1984.
“Our players played some great, gutsy golf. The highlight of the tournament was Joe David shooting 63 with 10 birdies and a triple bogey,” head coach Ernest Ross said. “I am very proud of Jonathan Randolph, who had three rounds in the 60s and finished third.”
Randolph’s third place finish at the SECs is the best by a Rebel since 1996, when Brian Rowell took second. The Brandon, Miss., native came into the final round one back of the leader, but couldn t make enough birdies. With a 69-68-69-206, Randolph finished two back of South Carolina’s George Bryan IV (204) and Georgia’s Russell Henry (204). Henley won it a sudden death playoff.
Mississippi Sate finished in 11th place, three strokes ahead of Alabama with a three-day total of 875.
SEC women
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Senior Sara Grantham finished with a 2-under 211 to tie for fifth at the SEC Championship Sunday, to lead the Ole Miss women’s golf team at NorthRiver Yacht Club.
Grantham shot 70-69-72 to earn her best ever finish at the SEC Championships and her second top five finish of the year.
The Rebels started strong in the tournament, posting an even par 284 to get in the thick of the race, but carded a 298 in the second round and a 294 in the final round to finish eighth at 876. They did however, finish ahead of top 20 teams Tennessee and Florida.
Mississippi State finished last in the tournament with a three-day total of 925, 19 strokes behind Kentucky.