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Women's Golf Finishes Second at Liz Murphey Fall Preview

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Hannah Collier finished tied for 10th at 1-over-par 217 with a 73 on Sunday.
Hannah Collier finished tied for 10th at 1-over-par 217 with a 73 on Sunday.

Oct. 7, 2012

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ATHENS, Ga. - The Alabama women's golf team shot 7-over par 295 on Sunday in the final round of the Liz Murphey Fall Preview to finish second on the par-72, 6,335-yard University of Georgia Golf Course.

The Crimson Tide entered the day one shot ahead of the Tar Heels and five shots behind Auburn. North Carolina (+12, 876) shot 2-over 290 in the final round to earn the win while the Tide finished at 16-over 880.

Auburn (303 Sunday) and Southern California ( 291) tied for third place at 19-over 883 while host Georgia rounded out the top five at 23-over 887.

"We played much better early in the round, which I thought would give us a chance to win the tournament," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. "We didn't make the birdies coming in today like we did the first two days. We had the chances, but we did not capitalize on the putts. We showed a tremendous improvement over or first tournament and if we keep that up we should be fine."

Stephanie Meadow and Hannah Collier tied for the team's top finish in 10th at 1-over 217. Collier posted a 1-over 73 in the final round while Meadow shot 2-over 74.

Freshman Emma Talley recorded her second consecutive solid outing with an even-par 72. The Princeton, Ky., native posted a top 20 with a tie for 16th at 3-over 291, including a 1-under total over the final 36 holes.

Senior Courtney McKim was Alabama's fourth score on Sunday with a 4-over 76. She tied for 57th at 13-over 229. Senior Jennifer Kirby shot 77 on Sunday and tied for 53rd at 12-over 228.

Alabama concludes the fall schedule on Oct. 28-30 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin.

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