Women’s golf opens spring season in CaliforniaBy Caroline Gazzara | 02/04/2015 2:05am
The UA women's golf team will open their season this weekend in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. UA Athletics
Some have marked off days, while others are anxiously waiting for their spring season debut. But they are ready and confident about this new season.
Alabama women’s golf opens its season this weekend at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estate, California.
Alabama closed out its fall season on a high note, coming in second in the Landfall Tradition. The Landfall Tradition tournament was the only time Alabama ranked higher than 10th.
Coach Mic Potter said the team came back from winter break healthy and ready to work. Despite the winter weather, the team has remained positive while practicing inside.
“They’re a highly motivated group, self-directed and they’ve worked hard,” he said. “The weather has been a little questionable this term so far but even when it is they’ve been here, inside and practicing. They’re full swinging and chipping and putting. It appears from the scores we’ve had so far when we went out to play, we haven’t qualified yet but when we’ve gone to play the scores are pretty good.”
Potter said most of the team was able to practice while at home over the break. A few players were unable to but he said everyone is on the right track.
Potter isn’t alone when it comes to optimism this season. Sophomore Mia Landegren said she is looking forward to seeing the team’s hard work and practice pay off.
“I’m really excited to see the potential we can reach as a team because we have a lot of talent,” she said. “So I’m excited to see it come together.”
This will be the first time the Crimson Tide will compete in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Usually Alabama takes part in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic around this time but Potter said there wasn’t much benefit in going to Puerto Rico this year.
The Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge will be the only tournament Alabama competes in this month. The next time the Crimson Tide competes will be in March.