By NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State’s Ally McDonald shot herself into contention on Saturday at the SEC Women’s Golf Tournament in Birmingham.
Tied for 18th place after a 77 on Friday, McDonald shot a 2-under 70 and is in third place, three shots off the lead.
After a round with four bogeys and a double bogey on Friday, she had four birdies against another double bogey on Saturday.
Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow (75-69–144) was in the lead with teammate Jennifer Kirby (75-71–146) second.
With those two out front, Alabama (597) had a 12-stroke lead over MSU (609). The Bulldogs’ Mary L. Gallagher (75-75–150) was tied for seventh.
Ole Miss (638) is 14th. The Rebels’ first day co-leader Stani Schiavone (73-78–151) was tied for 10th.
SEC men’s golf
Mississippi State’s Chad Ramey, from Fulton, shot a 67 on Saturday and was tied for second place after two rounds at the SEC Men’s Golf Tournament at St. Simons Island, Ga.
Ramey was at 4-under 136, four strokes behind leader Caleb Sturgeon (65-67–132) of South Carolina.
MSU’s Barrett Edens (Amory) faded Saturday with a 76. He’s at 149.
The final round is today at Sea Island GC.
South Carolina led with a 4-under total of 555 total, with Alabama at 558. Mississippi State was in sixth place at 572.
Ole Miss was tied for 12th place at 592.
The Rebels’ Joe Lewis (72-69–141) was tied for 13th.
SEC men’s tennis
Top-seeded Georgia and second-seeded Tennessee will play for the league title today at 1 p.m. in Oxford. The Bulldogs beat the Vols 4-1 in the regular season.
Georgia (21-4) beat Texas A&M 4-3 on a third-set tiebreak by Ben Wagland at No. 2 singles on Saturday.
The Bulldogs have won 12 matches in a row.
Tennessee (23-7) defeated Florida 4-2 to reach the title match for the first time since winning it in 2010.
SEC women’s tennis
Top-seeded Georgia will play third-seeded Florida today for the league title at 1 p.m. in Starkville.
Georgia (21-2) defeated Alabama 4-2. Florida (21-2) defeated Texas A&M 4-1.
The Gators beat the Bulldogs 4-1 in the regular season.