Talley Makes Women’s Golf All-America

Presumably, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association didn’t have to ponder long in selecting the 2015 NCAA individual national champion to its All-America team.

On Monday, Alabama’s Emma Talley won the individual championship in the NCAA Tournament at the Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla. She defeated the National Player of the Year, Leona Maguire of Duke, and Gabby Lopez of Arkansas by a stroke.

On Wednesday, Talley was named first team All-America. The junior from Princeton, Ky., shot a 3-under par 285 to win the title.

It was her third All-America citation. She earned second team as a freshman and was honorable mention last year.

Talley finished her junior season with a 72.5 stroke average with seven top-10 finishes and three top-five showings. She averaged just .69 strokes per round over par and counted towards the team score in 31 of 32 rounds.

Alabama has won 24 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America honors by 10 different players in Coach Mic Potter's 10-year tenure with the Crimson Tide. That list includes eight first-team selections by five different players, three second-team picks and 12 honorable mentions.

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