Sept. 24, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Coming off a second place finish at the Cougar Classic, the Alabama women's golf team jumped three spots to No. 7 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. The Tide narrowly missed the team title at the Cougar Classic falling just short of champion Georgia. UA shot 861 (-1) for the tournament finishing with a sub-par score for only the second time in team history.
Reaching No. 7 in the polls marks the second highest ranking in team history for an Alabama women's golf team. The Tide got as high as No. 5 last season and finished the season ranked No. 13.
Georgia is the only SEC team rated higher than Alabama in the current polls. The Bulldogs currently sit at No. 6. Three other SEC teams join the Tide in the top 25 with Auburn coming in at No. 13, LSU at No. 19 and South Carolina at No. 22.
Arizona State holds down the No. 1 spot followed by California, New Mexico, USC and Pepperdine rounding out the top 5.
Alabama's next outing comes at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Tenn. where the Tide will compete in the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship beginning Friday, Sept. 26. UA will be joined by No. 1 Arizona State and No. 4 USC as well as five other top 25 teams at the tournament.