No. 1 Tide Women Close Out Fall Golf
The Alabama women's golf team of Coach Mic Potter just completed its second win of the fall, overwhelming a loaded field at the Tar Heel Invitational with a tournament record 28-under-par 836. Alabama also won the NCAA Fall Preview to open the fall and finished sixth at the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship.
This weekend, the Crimson Tide will have its hands full with another top notch field that includes 11 ranked teams and the top seven ranked individual women, including Alabama's Camilla Lennarth and Brooke Pancake, who rank second and third, respectively, in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
Among those teeing it up at the par-70, 6,103-yard Stanford Golf Course are No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Southern California, No. 4 UCLA, No. 7 California, No. 8 Georgia, No. 10 Vanderbilt, No. 11 Arkansas, No. 14 Arizona, No. 19 Tennessee, No. 21 Florida and No. 22 Auburn. The field also includes the remaining four teams from the SEC in South Carolina, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Kentucky, along with Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State from the Pac-10.
The Crimson Tide will look to complete the most successful fall campaign in school history at the SEC/Pac-10 Challenege. In three tournaments this year, Alabama has not shot over par as a, carding eight rounds under par and one round at par. The Tide has set the single-round school record three times and has had four individual rounds of 66 or better. UA is averaging five strokes below par per round at 282.67.
Lennarth leads the way with a 69.56 scoring average. The Stockholm, Sweden native boasts eight-of-nine rounds under par and has finished in the top five in every tournament this season. Pancake is close behind with a 69.67 stroke average after claiming her first medalist honors at the Tar Heel Invitational, shooting a career-low 11-under-par 205. She also has another top-five finish and has not finished outside of the top 10 individually.
Sophomore Jennifer Kirby is the third UA player averaging below par for the Tide with a 71.44 scoring average. She has fired six rounds under par this season and has two top-five finishes. True freshman Stephanie Meadow boasts a 72.78 scoring average while senior Courtney Harter is averaging a 74.56.
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