Second-ranked Alabama comes back to win second SEC title in a row
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- No. 2 Alabama overcame a three-shot deficit to capture its consecutive SEC championship at the Sea Island Golf Club Seaside Course on Sunday.
The Crimson Tide managed windy conditions to score a final round 10-over par, 290 and edge South Carolina. Alabama finished the championship with a three-day total of eight-over par 848. South Carolina shot a 295 15-over-par final round to finish in second place with a three-day total of 850 at 10-over-par. Auburn finished in third place with a three-day total 860.
Sebastian Cappelen of Arkansas won individual medalist honors by shooting a final-round 66 to finish eight-under-par (69-67-66 = 202) for the championship. Cappelen’s 202 is a 54-hole SEC championship record. He was the only player in the field to shoot under par each day and only recorded two bogeys for the entire tournament.
Caleb Sturgeon of South Carolina finished second, with a five-under-par 205 (65-67-73 = 205). Tyler McCumber of Florida and Corey Whitsett of Alabama tied for third with a one-under-par 209 total, and were the only other players to finish the tournament under par.