Alabama Women’s Golf Ranked No. 1 in Latest Golfstat Team Rankings
The Alabama women’s golf team moved up to No. 1 in the latest head-to-head team rankings published by Golfstat on March 16. The Crimson Tide takes over the top spot for the first time during the 2015-16 season.
Alabama began the season in impressive fashion, 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 thanks to her 12-under 204.
The Tide placed sixth at the Ruth 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 earned runner-up honors at the event, firing a 12-over 864 while senior Janie Jackson tied for second on the individual leaderboard 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.
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. Freshman Cheyenne Knight made it a sweep of the trophies on the weekend, as she carded an even-par 213 for the individual win after being the only player to not finish above par.
Next up, Alabama will be back in action April 1-3 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga.