"We scored a lot better than Tuesday, but I still felt like we left some shots on the course," Alabama coach Jay Seawell said. "The golf course was susceptible today. We just have to make some more putts, and we have one more round to do that in. I think if we can make some putts today we will be okay."
Alabama is at 18-over-par 586 after 36 holes. Half of the field had yet to tee off when the Tide finished its second round, but Oklahoma State, which played with the Tide on Wednesday, finished with a 4-under 280 and will enter the third round with the lead at even-par 568. Georgia is second at 5-over 573.
Alabama got even-par 71s from its two seniors in the lineup, Matthew Swan and Matt Hughes. Swan bogeyed three of his first five holes but rebounded with four birdies and just one bogey over his final 11 holes of the second round. He is 2-over-par 144 after 36 holes of golf to pace the Tide.
"I'm proud of both of those seniors," Seawell said. "You have to have that leadership at the NCAAs. Both of them played a very good round, but we need that and a little more today."
Redshirt freshman Hunter Hamrick posted a 5-over 76, with a double bogey on the 16th hole and a bogey on the 18th. He is 7-over-par 149 after 36 holes.