By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
A pair of Mississippi State golfers from Fulton were in contention heading to the final rounds of their respective SEC championship matches on Sunday.
Junior Chad Ramey and sophomore Ally McDonald finished up the day with top-5 finishes.
Ramey turned in the best finish of his career in the event, battling winds in St. Simons Island, Ga., for a final-round 75 and a fifth-place finish. Ramey was in second heading into the final round.
Ramey led MSU to a fifth-place finish – its best effort at the SECs since finishing fifth in 2008.
“I am really proud of my team and the way they handled the conditions,” coach Clay Homan said. “The course played extremely difficult.”
MSU junior Axel Boasson finished in a tie for 10th and junior Barrett Edens, from Amory, tied for 36th.
Alabama won by two strokes over South Carolina. Sebastian Cappelen of Arkansas won the individual title by three strokes.
MSU’s women tied for their best-ever finish in the SECs, tying Kentucky for fifth at Hoover, Ala.
The Bulldogs broke the school record for consecutive Top 10 finishes, as they’ve had a top-10 card in all 10 events this season.
McDonald shot a 77 on Sunday and finished in a tie for third. Teammate Rica Tse finished in a tie for 8th.
Alabama’s women also won the league title.