March 11, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -The Alabama women's golf team was named the National Team of the Week on Monday by Golfweek following the Crimson Tide's victory at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.
The second-ranked Tide, who entered the final round seven shots back of Vanderbilt and five shots behind LSU, finished at 24-over 876 to defeated the Commodores and Tigers by four shots. Alabama's final round 291 was the second-lowest in the field on Sunday and the best among the top six teams.
UA shot 297 in round one before rallying with an even-under-par 288 in round two that kept them within reach of the leaders. Junior Stephanie Meadowfollowed a similar track as her team, opening with a 77 before carding a 1-under 70 on day two and a final-round-best 67 on Sunday to propel the Crimson Tide to the team win.
The win gave Alabama back-to-back victories at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and three team titles in its last four tournaments. The Tide shared the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and then rolled to victory at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
The Crimson Tide return to action at the Gator Women's Invitational at the University of Florida's Mark Bostick Golf Course on March 15-17, in Gainesville, Fla.
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