Athens, GA (WIAT)-The second ranked Alabama women’s golf team had a tough final round at the NCAA Championship carding a 37-over 1,189 to finish seventh.
“I wish I knew what when wrong so I could correct it,” Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. “I asked myself the question, ‘what happened to the team that was 4-under par after 36 holes.’ Obviously, the wind was a factor and the greens got firmer and faster. I think we mentally need to get stronger and tougher.
“We have to come away from this and say, ‘what do we need to do to get better.’ Clearly was have to practice differently and practice for this occasion and we need to learn to ride that momentum we had coming in all the way through the tournament.”
Top-ranked Southern California had no problem closing out an incredible performance. With a 19-under 1,133, USC captured the national title by 21 strokes over second place Duke and 40 over third-place Purdue.
Junior Stephanie Meadow played so well over the first three rounds but struggled in the final round with a 9-over 81, the highest round of her Alabama career.