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Alabama freshman women’s golfer leads Tide to prestigious tourney win

For the second time this year, Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight gets SEC golf honor

It’s not big news when Alabama has success in women’s golf. Coach Mic Potter has turned the Crimson Tide into a national powerhouse, and Bama now attracts top prospects.

The latest in the pipeline is freshman Cheyenne Knight. Last weekend the she rebounded from a tough weekend in the Alstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans with victory in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Fourth-ranked Alabama won the tournament by seven strokes in a field that included the nation’s top five teams and six of the top ten.

The Tide was led by Knight, who took the individual title over the 6,243-yard, par-71 course at Long Cove Club. The freshman from Aledo, Texas, opened with a 4-under-par 67 and finished the 54-hole tournament at even par 213.

For her performance, Knight was named Southeastern Conference Women’s Freshman Golfer of the Week. It was her second such honor this season. On Feb. 10 she was cited for her play in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

Knight’s 18-hole score counted toward the team’s total on all three days, as all 18 of her rounds have been counted on the season. She has now finished inside the top 10 in three events while placing inside the top 20 in two others. Knight’s scoring average of 72.5 is second on the team along with being second among all freshmen in the conference.

Knight and the Tide will be back in action April 1-3 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga.


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