March 9, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The Alabama women's golf team shot 15-over par 299 in the final round of the 2014 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Sunday to finish ninth on the par-71, 6,142-yard Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C.
The Crimson Tide finished at 46-over par 898 on the weekend, 36 shots behind tournament champion Duke. The Blue Devils never gave up the lead, shooting 10-over par 862. Vanderbilt finished in second place at 20-over 872 while Oklahoma and LSU tied for third at 33-over 885.
Senior Stephanie Meadow led the way for Alabama, carding a 2-over 73. Her three day total of 2-under par 212 tied Vanderbilt's Simin Feng and Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez for third place.
After making bogey on the first hole, Meadow responded with a birdie on the second and pars on the following six holes. She continued her solid play on the back nine at one over par until the 18th hole where she made bogey and fell out if the lead. Duke's Yu Liu and LSU's Caroline Nistrup shared medalist honors at 2-under 211.
Freshman Emma Talley shot her best round of the weekend, also firing a 2-over 73 to finish tied for 54th with fellow teammate Hannah Collier. Collier got off to a hot start on the front nine, making birdie on three of the first five holes before dropping six shots on the back with four bogeys and a triple on the 11th.
Alabama junior Daniela Lendl struggled to capitalize on the momentum from her first two rounds, posting a 7-over par 78. Lendl came in to Sunday play tied for 30th at 8-over 150 and finished 48th at 15-over 228. Rounding out the Tide scorers was Mia Landegren whose 8-over par 79 did not count toward the Tide's round three score. The freshman from Bridgewater, Conn. finished tied for 77th overall.
Alabama is off until April 4, when they travel to Athens, Ga., to compete in Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Club.
Get all the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaWGolf, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.
- UA -