The Lee men's golf team will have to stage a final round comeback if they hope to win the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament. The Flames slipped into second place in the 10-team event after a round of 310 on Tuesday.
The 310 gave Lee a 36-hole total of 613 going into the final round of the 54-hole tourney on Wednesday. William Carey (Miss) moved past and into first place with a 303. After two days the Crusaders stand at 611. Shorter remained in the hunt with a 310 and a 617 total.
Sophomore Hunter Vest has been the most consistent Flame over the past two days. He fired a 2-over 74 on Tuesday and is in fourth place in the individual competition with a 149 total.
However, the other four Lee golfers found themselves struggling on the tough The Oaks course. Jeremy Lawson was second best with a 78, while JB Eksteen and Caleb Roberson each carded a 79. Matt Emery, who was tied for medalist honors after the first round, slipped to an 82.
"The course was not playing as hard as it was on Monday, but it is a tough course," said coach John Maupin. "Hunter is our only golfer who has put together two solid rounds. We are not that far behind, but we have to have some others step up, if we hope to come back and win this tournament."