By NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State’s Chad Ramey, from Fulton, shot a 1-under 69 on Friday and is tied for fifth after the first day of the SEC men’s golf championship at Sea Island, Ga.
Ramey birdied three par-4s on the front nine but made two bogeys.
He’s four shots off the lead of South Carolina’s Caleb Sturgeon.
Axel Boasson shot a 70 for the Bulldogs, who are in sixth place with a 286 total, 11 strokes behind leader Auburn. Barrett Edens (Amory HS), shot a 73 for MSU.
Ole Miss was tied for 11th at 297. Joe Lewis and Tom Brown each shot 72s.
SEC women’s golf
At the SEC women’s golf tourney, played in Birmingham, Stani Schiavone of Ole Miss shared the first-day lead with Kentucky’s Sarah Harris at 1-over 73.
LSU (303) held the first-day team lead. Mississippi State (306) was in a four-way tie for third.
MSU’s Mary L. Gallagher was tied for seventh at 75 and Ally McDonald (Fulton) was tied for 18th at 77.
As a team, Ole Miss was 12th at 317.
SEC men’s tennis
In Oxford, top-seeded Georgia edged eighth-seeded Kentucky 4-3 in the quarterfinals. Nathan Pasha clinched it by winning in three sets at No. 3 singles.
Also Friday: Florida 4, South Carolina 0; Tennessee 4, Vanderbilt 1; Texas A&M 4, Alabama 1
Florida and Tennessee meet in a semifinal at 10 a.m. today. The other semifinal is at 2 p.m.
In a six-hour match that didn’t end until almost 3 a.m. Friday, Mississippi State lost 4-2 to Kentucky. MSU won at No. 3 singles (James Chaudry) and No. 4 singles (Jordan Angus).
Host Ole Miss was eliminated on Thursday.
SEC women’s tennis
In Starkville, top-seeded Georgia defeated Ole Miss 4-0 to reach today’s semifinals.
Also Friday: Alabama 4, Tennessee 3; Texas A&M 4, Auburn 0. Vandy and Florida played late.
Georgia plays Alabama at 10 a.m., with the other semifinal at 2 p.m.