Alabama closes fall with Landfall Tradition title

Junior Stephanie Meadow and head coach Mic Potter of the Alabama Crimson Tide during practice for the 2013 NCAA D-I women's championships.

Women's Rankings »

1Sandy ChoiDuke  68.32 
2Bronte LawUCLA  68.65 
3Alison LeeUCLA  68.65 
4Jenny HahnVanderbilt  69.28 
5Regina PlasenciaArkansas  69.32 

Women's Team Rankings »

1Arkansas 70.81 
2Northwestern 71.13 
3Vanderbilt 71.24 
4UCLA 71.40 
5Duke 71.65 

Final results

Alabama women’s golf won its first title of the fall season Oct. 27 at the Landfall Tradition. The Crimson Tide won wire to wire, and finished eight shots ahead of runner-up Duke.

Alabama entered the final round at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C., with an eight-shot lead on Duke. Both teams posted 4-over 292 in the final round as no other team could make a move toward the top of the leaderboard. Alabama finished with a tournament-winning score of 3-over 867. Duke, at 11-over 875, was next followed by Clemson, at 33-over 897.

“I was really proud of how this team came together this weekend,” Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. “Throughout the three rounds this team was able to focus on each shot and not let the results affect what they were trying to accomplish. The Country Club of Landfall is an excellent test of golf against a quality field and I am very pleased with the results.”

So far this season, Alabama, No. 14 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, has logged finishes of T-4, eighth and T-5. The Landfall Tradition is the last tournament on the Crimson Tide’s fall schedule.

Senior Stephanie Meadow won the individual title for Alabama with a 3-under 213 (70-71-72) total. She was two shots ahead of runner-up Yu Liu, a Duke freshman. Alabama’s Emma Talley, who won the U.S. Women’s Amateur earlier this summer, was third at 1-over 217 (71-73-73).

Information from Alabama athletics used in this report

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