Team of the week: Alabama
The Crimson Tide, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Preseason Rankings, started the season where they left off last year: With a victory. Alabama won the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sept. 15. The defending national champions finished 18 shots ahead of Texas. Four players – Robby Shelton (T-1), Trey Mullinax (T-4), Bobby Wyatt (T-6) and Cory Whitsett (T-12) – finished in the top-12 individually at Olympia Fields.