David, Morris Lead Rebels In Day One of SEC Championship

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April 20, 2012

SEA ISLAND, Ga. – Joe David and Blake Morris each shot a 1-over 71 to lead the Rebels in the opening day of the SEC Championship at the Sea Island Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

The Rebels are in eighth place at the conclusion of today’s action after shooting a 7-over 287 as a team.

No. 8 Alabama shot a 272 to go into the clubhouse with a one-stroke lead over No. 25 Georgia.  Defending SEC champion No. 3 Auburn followed with a 277.

It was a rocky start for the Rebels, as a whole, with the team facing a tough back-nine to begin play.  

“No one played well enough for us to move near the top of the leaderboard,” said Ole Miss head coach Ernest Ross.  “We did not play terribly, but we need some guys to step up and shoot under par.  The course is tough and tricky, but the greens are softer than past years.”

A birdie on the 18th got David on track, as the senior fired off two more birdies to finish at 1-over for the round.  David, who finished 14th in last year’s SEC Championship, sits in 20th going into the second day.

The freshman Morris matched David’s 71.  After bogeying two of his first five holes, Morris fired a 1-under the rest of the way, rolling in three birdies.

Senior Billy Brozovich shot a par on eight of his first nine holes.  Brozovich would have an up-and-down final nine to card a 2-over.

Tom Brown got off to a hot start with two birdies to open his day before finishing at 3-over.

Play will continue with the second round Saturday.  You can follow the action via live stats at www.OleMissSports.com.  You can also follow the Rebels on twitter at @OleMissMGolf and on facebook at www.facebook.com/OleMissMGolf.


SEC CHAMPIONSHIP
TEAM STANDINGS
1     Alabama  272
2     Georgia  273
3     Auburn  277
4     Florida  283
5     Kentucky  284
6     Tennessee  285
7     Arkansas  286
8     Ole Miss  287
T9     South Carolina  289
T9     Mississippi State  289
T9     Vanderbilt  289
12     LSU  296
OLE MISS INDIVIDUALS
T20     Joe David  71
T20     Blake Morris  71
T30     Billy Brozovich  72
T35     Tom Brown  73
T42     Joe Lewis  74

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