May 26, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The 2012 NCAA Champion Alabama women’s golf team will be returning to Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. CDT. Alabama fans are invited to welcome Crimson Tide coaches Mic Potter and Susan Rosenstiel along with some of the players as they bring the program’s first national championship program back to Tuscaloosa.
Any change in the time of the Tide’s arrival and further details will be available on www.RollTide.com and the Crimson Tide’s Twitter and Facebook accounts - @UA_Athletics and @AlabamaWGolf for Twitter and Alabama Women’s Golf and Alabama Athletics on Facebook.
The Jerry Pate Golf Center is located at 401 Old Colony Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. From Coleman Coliseum, turn right onto University Blvd East and then merge onto McFarland Blvd East/US-82 West via the ramp on the left (2.9 miles). Then turn right onto Watermelon Rd.(2.1 miles). Off of Watermelon Road turn right onto Old Colony Road and it is on the right.
Three of the players from the Tide’s championship team traveled straight from Nashville, site of the Alabama’s triumph, to play in a U.S. Open Qualifier. The team won its first NCAA Championship Friday, holding off Southern California in a battle that went down to the very last hole. The Tide finished with a 6-over-par round of 294 on the par-72, 6,264-yard North Course at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
The Tide earned its victory in its eighth NCAA Championship finals appearance, and seventh consecutive appearance under Potter. Alabama’s previous best finish was a third place showing in 2010. Women’s golf is the third Alabama team to win a national championship in the last five months, joining the BCS national champion football team and the NCAA champion gymnastics team.