Alabama claims the 2012 Women's Golf National Championship.
OUTLOOK: Stephanie Meadow enters her junior season after a heralded summer that included clinching a Curtis Cup victory for Great Britain and Ireland and winning the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship ... equaled the team's high-point total and captured the deciding point for GB&I in the Curtis Cup ... her victory at the Ladies British Amateur Open Championship qualified her for the 2012 United States Open and the 2012 Ladies British Open ... will compete in the 2012 World Amateur in Turkey for Northern Ireland ... 67 rounds into her UA career Meadow owns the school's career record of 72.54 ... two-time first-team All-American golfer by Golfweek ... two-time first-team All-SEC selection and the 2011 SEC Freshman of the Year ... her performance as a freshman was remarkable with a school-record three wins and a program-best 72.15 scoring average ... a first-team All-American by NGCA and Golfweek as a freshman ... also garnered first-team All-America honors from Golfweek in 2012 ... played in the 2011 Women's British Open and finished second in the European Amateur Championships .... was the top-ranked amateur by the Ladies' European Amateur Rankings in 2011 and is third in the LEAR in 2012 ... part of the Tide's starting five in every event during her two years at the Capstone ... qualified for match play at the 2010 United States Amateur at the Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, finishing tied for 47th after 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying ... captured her first collegiate victory at the 2011 Lady Puerto Rico Classic and followed that with a win at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate and NCAA East Regional ... then won the 2011 SEC/Pac-12 Challenge as well as the 2012 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate to set the school standard for career wins with five ... particpated in the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur ... arrived at the Capstone as one of the most-highly-sought-after recruits in the world ... she moved to the United States at the age of 14 to attended the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy ... very consistent golfer who makes few mistakes on the course ... straight off the tee.
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Meadow finished third on the team with a 72.94 scoring average and ranked tied for sixth in the SEC and 18th nationally in scoring ... earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2012 ... 10th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... 17th in the Golfstat Cup ... named first-team All-American by Golfweek and a second-team choice by the NGCA ... had three straight top-six finishes leading up to the SEC Championship ... tied for 13th nationally in par-3 scoring at 3.07 strokes per hole ... 11th in average putts at 30.0 per round and sixth in putts on greens in regulation at 1.827 ... ranked ninth nationally in short-game percentage (61.0 percent) ... had 16 rounds of par or better and four rounds in the 60s ... won the 2011 SEC/Pac-12 Challenge and the 2012 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, part of three top-five finishes on the season ... season-low score was a 67 in the opening round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate ... opened the year with a tie for 22nd at the Cougar Classic, shooting 1-over 217 ... tied for 49th at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview and 37th at the Tar Heel Invitational ... shot her season low in relation to par at 5-under 211 in her win at the SEC/Pac-12 Challenge, recording rounds of 68,71 and 72 ... tied for 16th to open the spring schedule at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, carding rounds of 76, 72 and 74 for a 6-over 222 ... shot 5-under 137 en route to her fifth-career victory at the weather-shortened Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (36 holes) ... tied for fourth at the Gator Women's Invitational with an even-par 210 ... shared sixth place at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, finishing 3-under 213 after three straight rounds of 71 ... second on the team and tied for 12th overall with a 14-over 230 at the SEC Championship ... recorded a top-20 showing at the NCAA East Regional with a tie for 14th at 4-over 220, firing an even-par round on the second day with a 74 in the opening and closing rounds ... opened with a 69 in the first round of the NCAA Championships and was 2-under after 36 holes, as the Tide had an 11-stroke lead in the team race ... finished tied for 38th at 9-over 297, as Alabama captured the program's first national championship.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Meadow's play during the 2010-11 season was key to Alabama's team success ... the true freshman was nothing short of astounding with a school-record three tournament wins and a program-best 72.15 stroke average (+8 vs. par) ... named a first-team All-American by the NGCA and Golfweek ... also a first-team All-SEC choice and the league's Freshman of the Year ... stepped in and had her score count in 33 of 34 team rounds with 11 rounds under par and four in the 60s ... led the Tide in scoring in six of the Tide's seven spring tournaments ... named the Golfweek Player of the Week following her win at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate ... twice won SEC Golfer of the Week ... her 72.15 season stroke average ranked third nationally and second in the SEC ... finished the season 8-over par for an average of 0.24 shots above par per round ... recorded six top-10 finishes ... No. 6 in the final Golfstat Cup ... ranked fifth in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings ... fifth nationally in relation to par, tied for third in par 3 scoring and seventh in par 4 scoring ... was eighth in greens in regulation ... also ranked third in par per round (12.44), sixth in total short game (.632) and ninth in fairways hit (.892) ... captured her first college win at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic with a 4-under-par 212 ... shot a 5-under-par 211 to win the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, carding a 69 in the final round to edge Florida State's Maria Salinas by one shot and Georgia's Marta Silva Zamora by two strokes ... finished tied for 25th individually in her first collegiate tournament, the 2010 Fall Preview at the Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas, with a 3-over 219, shooting even-par 72 in the first round ... tied for 46th at the Mason Rudolph Championships with a 221 ... recorded her first below-par tournament with a 1-under 215 at the Tar Heel Invitational to tie for 21st ... closed the fall with her first top-20 showing, tying for 16th at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge ... followed up back-to-back wins in the spring by leading Alabama with a 4-over-par 220 to finish fourth at the LSU Golf Classic ... tied for third at Liz Murphey Classic, shooting a final-round 71 to post a 1-over 217 ... finished tied for fourth in her first SEC Championship appearance with rounds of 71, 73 and 71, five strokes behind the medalist ... lapped the field at the NCAA East Regional with a 9-under-par 207 (71-67-69) to win by six strokes ... the 207 was a personal best and helped the Tide advance to the NCAA Championship by virtue of winning the regional ...carded rounds of 71, 67 and 69 ... tied for 32nd at the NCAA Championships with rounds of 75, 74, 77 and a final-round even-par 72.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: She hails from Jordanstown, Northern Ireland ... selected as an alternate for the Great Britain and Ireland team at the 2010 Curtis Cup ... named a second-team junior All-American by Rolex and the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in the fall of 2009 ... won nine individual titles on the International Junior Golf Tour since 2006 ... ranked 11th in the Golfweek Junior Girls rankings and third among international players, while tied for 82nd in the Golfweek/Titleist Women's Amateur rankings heading into the 2010-11 season ... named the Golfweek Junior Golfer of the Week in September of 2009, after winning the International Junior Golf Tour's Champions Gate event ... won that tournament by shooting even-par 144 (74-70) to win by four strokes ... won the 2009 AJGA Cliffs Championship, shooting 6-under par ... won the AJGA Junior event at Innisbrook with a 1-over-par total of 211 after shooting rounds of 72, 69 and 70 in April of 2010 ... helped Ireland win silver at the 2010 European Girls Team Championship in Denmark, after taking home the gold in 2009 ... finished fourth at the AJGA Thunderbird International at the Greyhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., in June of 2010 after firing rounds of 72, 73 and 70 ... won the 2006 Irish Girls Close Championship at the age of 14, which is the most prestigious tournament in Ireland in that age group ... daughter of Robert and Louise Meadow ... majoring in accounting at the University of Alabama.