Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate boasts one of the strongest fields in college golf
Emma Talley came to Alabama as one of the most heralded recruits in program history ... became the first woman from the University of Alabama to win the United States Women's Amateur, following her 2013 win at the Country Club of Charleston, defeating Yueer Cindy Feng 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final ... qualified for the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Open before arriving at Alabama, making the cut in 2012 ... immediately won a starting job as a true freshman and started all 33 rounds for the Crimson Tide as a rookie ... captured her first medalist honors at the 2013 PING/ASU Invitational and already has five top-10 finishes ... the All-American compiled a 73.00 scoring average in 2012-13 with 16 rounds of par or better ... will be looked to as a team leader for Alabama as a sophomore in 2013-14.
Finished second on the team with a 73.00 scoring average while starting all events as a true freshman at the Capstone ... named the SEC Freshman of the Year, second team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman ... garnered second team All-America honors from the WGCA and third-team honors from Golfweek ... won her first career medalist honor at the 2013 PING/ASU Invitational with a career-low 9-under-par 207 that included rounds of 68, 69 and 70 for a two-shot win ... the field in Tempe, Ariz., included 17 players in the top 50 nationally ... averaged 1.27 strokes over par per round in 2012-13 ... counted toward the team score in 31-of-33 rounds (.939) ... ranked 25th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and 32nd in the Golfstat Cup ... had 16 rounds of par or better in 33 rounds ... led the team with an even-par 216 at the season-opening Cougar Classic, shooting three straight rounds of even-par 72 ... shot 219 the following tournament to tie for 16th at the Fall Preview ... tied for 27th at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at 6-over 222 ... opened the spring with a tie for fifth at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, firing rounds of 73, 72 and 73 for a 2-over 218 ... tied for 60th at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate ... strung together three straight top-10 finishes ... tied for ninth in back-to-back events, the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational ... carded 7-over totals in both of those events, shooting 220 at the Long Cove Club and then posting a 217 at Florida ... named the Golfweek National Player of the Week after her two-shot win in the PING/ASU Invitational, also earning SEC Player of the Week accolades ... shot 77, 78 and 76 en route to a tie for 21st at the 2013 SEC Championship on the difficult Greystone Golf and Country Club ... counted toward the team score in all three rounds ... tied for fourth at the NCAA East Regional Championship at the Auburn University Club ... held the individual lead after the first round at the regional, with a 5-under 67 ... shot 71 in round two and 73 on the final day at Auburn for a 5-under-par 211 ... finished tied for 23rd at the NCAA Championships with a 6-over total of 294 ... opened with back-to-back rounds of 1-under 71 ... closed in 77 and 75.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
Was the nation's No. 1 recruit for 2012 by Golfweek ... 2011 first team Rolex Junior All-American ... qualified for the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Open, making the cut and finishing tied for 46th in 2012 ... won 10 times at American Junior Golf Association events ... set an AJGA record in 2010 by winning the Huntsville Junior with a 18-under-par total of 198 ... her 22-stroke margin of victory also set an AJGA record ... member of the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup and the 2011 PING Junior Solheim Cup ... ranked third in the class of 2012 in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings ... set an AJGA record with four consecutive victories in 2011 at the AJGA Girls Championship, the AJGA Franklin Junior, the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior and the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities ... finished seventh at the 2011 Junior PGA Championship ... featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd in 2009 ... named the 2008 Kentucky Ms. Golf and won three individual Kentucky State Championships... daughter of Dan and Jennifer Talley ... has two brothers Joe and Jackson and a sister Leigh ... majoring in communications.