Oct. 13, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Alabama women's golf team shot 10-over-par 298 in the final round of the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational on Sunday at the par-72 6,285-yard UNC Golf Course to finish tied for fifth.
The Crimson Tide went into the day in second place after a blistering 7-under-par 281 in the second round on Saturday, but finished off the pace at 14-over 878. Duke captured team honors at 7-under 857 while Vanderbilt (+4, 868) was second, Oklahoma third (+7, 871) and Arkansas fourth (+10, 874). South Carolina and Clemson joined the Tide in fifth.
"There is no reason we shouldn't be as good as we were yesterday - every day," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. "What the difference is, I'm not really sure, but some of it has to be mindset. We have to putt the ball better. We are not getting it up and down and not capitalizing on opportunities most of the time. Now it went well yesterday, so clearly we are capable of being better, but today wasn't the day."
Sophomore Emma Talley led the Crimson Tide in Sunday's final round with a 1-over 73 to finish tied for eighth at 1-under 215. Senior Stephanie Meadow carded a 74 and tied for 11th at even-par 216.
Sophomore Janie Jackson tied for 36th with a 2-over 74 in the final round for a 6-over total of 222. Redshirt freshman Cammie Gray was Alabama's fourth score on Sunday at 5-over 77, leaving her in a tie for 48th at 9-over 225. Senior Hannah Collier's 82 was dropped from the team score.
Alabama will close its fall scheduled on Oct. 25-27, at the Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. The Tide's last visit to the Country Club of Landfall was a third-place showing at the 2010 NCAA Championships.
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