March 6, 2014
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.- The Alabama women's golf team travels to the 2014 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate this weekend at the par-71, 6,142-yard Long Cove Club.
The 54-hole tournament will begin Friday, March 7, and concludes Sunday, March 9, with 18 holes played each day and tee times beginning at 7 a.m (CST). The Crimson Tide has won the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in back-to-back seasons and will be looking to capture their second team title of the 2013-14 season.
The third annual edition of the DRI features one of the most competitive fields in collegiate golf. Hosted by No. 13 South Carolina, the 17-team field consists of the No. 8-ranked Crimson Tide, No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 7 Stanford, No. 14 Vanderbilt, No. 20 Wake Forest, No. 21 LSU, No. 24 Kentucky, No. 25 Auburn, Furman, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Alabama's lineup will consist of senior Stephanie Meadow, sophomore Emma Talley, junior Daniela Lendl, senior Hannah Collier and true freshman Mia Landegren.
Meadow leads the team with a 70.94 scoring average and ranks as the No. 4 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. She also holds the tournament record for low 18-hole score with a 67 in 2012. Talley is second on the team with a 73.06 average and ranks 73rd by Golfweek.
Following the tournament, the Tide will play next at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic beginning April 4, at the University of Georgia Golf Club in Athens, Ga.