The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star, Justin Thomas, joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.
“The last two years have been hard, really gut-wrenching," Alabama coach Jay Seawell said of the hard lessons that preceded the Tide's first national championship.
With Cal, Alabama and Texas drew the bulk of the attention in the college golf world this season, but it was upstart Illinois that nearly stole the show, proving that the Illini's program is alive and well.
Senior Scott Strohmeyer struggled early in his Alabama career with attitude and coachability, but his commitment to maturing allowed himself and another relative unknown in Trey Mullinax play a huge part in the Tide winning it all on Sunday.
Alabama got sweet redemption in winning its first-ever National Championship with a 4-1 victory over Illinois at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course. Last year, the Crimson Tide lost to Texas in a heartbreaker.
Alabama has its redemption. Y year after a heartbreaking loss in the NCAA Championship, the Tide secured a 4-1 win over Illinois on Sunday at the Capital City Club to win the school's first national championship. See how it all unfolded.
Alabama and Illinois set their lineups on Saturday afternoon, and our Lance Ringler breaks down each match for Sunday's championship at Capital City Club.
Illinois' Mike Small, Alex Burge and Thomas Pieters will convene on Sunday to talk about their plans for U.S. Open sectional qualifying.
Illinois' dream season continued while Cal's came to a heartbreaking end after the Illini won 3-2 Saturday in the NCAA Championship semifinals.
Alabama defeated Georgia Tech Saturday to advance to its second straight NCAA Championship final. Not only will the Crimson Tide get another shot at the school's first national title, but they will also no longer have to answer questions about last year's championship-match loss to Texas.
Alabama's Cory Whitsett has been on fire thus far in NCAA match play, going 12 under through only 30 holes, including a 3-and-2 victory over Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans.
It was 2012 NCAA medalist, Illinois' Thomas Pieters, against 2013 medalist, California's Max Homa, in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship, where Pieters came out the victor in 20 holes at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course.
Cal vs. Illinois. Georgia Tech vs. Alabama. It doesn't get much better than that in college golf, as the final four teams battle for a spot in Sunday's NCAA finale. Stay up-to-date all day with our Tracker!
If Friday was any indication, the excitement at the Capital City Club's Crabapple course will only intensify as Cal, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Alabama take the course on Saturday for the NCAA semifinals.
Georgia Tech sophomore Ollie Schniederjans made a short birdie on the first playoff hole to win his match and give Georgia Tech a 3-2 quarterfinal victory over UNLV in the NCAA Championship on Friday.
Nearly left out of the lineup on numerous occasions, Mike Small's continued commitment to Alex Burge paid off after the Illinois' sophomore beat Texas' Cody Gribble to secure the clinching point in Friday's NCAA quarterfinals.
Alabama made quick work of New Mexico in the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship on Friday, setting up a semifinal showdown with Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The quarterfinal matches are all set, starting with Cal vs. Arizona State at 10 a.m. on Friday. We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest from each match with our Tracker! Follow now!
A clutch shot by California's Brandon Hagy on the 18th hole advances the Golden Bears to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course.
Joel Stalter knew he wanted to play in the U.S., but the Frenchman had to do a lot of the leg work, and thankfully got the attention of Cal's Steve Desimone. The rest, as they say, is history.
View images of the 2013 National Championship. Alabama defeated Illinois for the win.
Our Tracy Wilcox, Cassie Stein and Nick Masuda were on the course and kept you up-to-date through Instagram on Saturday at the NCAA Championship.
Our Tracy Wilcox was all over the course on Saturday, taking in all that the Capital City Club had to offer.
Our Tracy Wilcox was all over the Capital City Club on Saturday, including the Tide vs. Jackets semifinal.
View a few select images of Alabama from Friday.
View images of Cal during Friday's match play against Arizona State.
View images from the quarterfinals of NCAA Championship Match Play on Friday.
Look at images from Thursday at Capital City Club: Crabapple Course during the Men's final round of stroke play.
Our Lance Ringler caught up with the victorious Alabama squad after its 4-1 victory over Illinois to win its first NCAA title.