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Alabama women’s golf takes over top spot in nation for first time this season

Coming off tournament win at Hilton Head Island, Alabama women’s golf team ranks first in nation

When the Alabama women’s golf team of Coach Mic Potter heads to the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., April 1-3, the Crimson Tide will show up as the nation’s number one team.

The Alabama women’s golf team has moved into the number one spot in the latest head-to-head team rankings published by Golfstat. The Crimson Tide takes over the top spot for the first time during the 2015-16 season.

 In its most recent event, Alabama won the team title at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Tide hung on for the victory after shooting a 16-over 868. Crimson Tide freshman Cheyenne Knight made it a sweep of the trophies on the weekend, as she had an even-par 213 for the individual win.

Alabama began the season winning the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., with a 54-hole total of 848 (-16). That effort was good enough to tie for the fourth best 54-hole team score in program history. Sophomore Lakareber Abe also claimed individual medalist honors at the tournament with her 12-under 204.

The Tide placed sixth at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational with a 22-over 886, its highest score of the season, and rounded out the fall by taking fifth at The Landfall Tradition after carding an 18-over 882.

To open up the spring portion of its schedule, Alabama traveled to Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., for the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The Tide was runner-up with a 12-over 864 while senior Janie Jackson tied for second individually at 1-under 212. That was followed up by a third-place showing at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Championship with a team total of 868 (+4). Senior Emma Talley tied for third in New Orleans with a 4-under 212.

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