Women's golf to travel to SECsBy Caroline Gazzara | 04/14/2015 9:03pm
The Crimson Tide women's golf team tied for 12th place at the PING/ASU Invitational this weekend. UA Athletics
As coach Mic Potter would say, he and the team like to play their way through tournaments.
The University of Alabama women’s golf team returned home late Monday from its stint at the PING/ASU Invitational. The Crimson Tide tied for 12th place. This weekend Alabama will turn around to compete in the SEC Championship in Birmingham.
“I like playing our way into tournaments,” Potter said. “We’ve always done better when we just play [back-to- back tournaments.]”
The Crimson Tide has been struggling all season. Although Alabama went home with two wins in match play against Stanford and Auburn at the Liz Murphey Intercollegiate tournament three weeks ago, the team has yet to win a complete tournament.
The PING/ASU tournament proved to be a pivotal moment for the Crimson Tide, which needed a boost in confidence in recent weeks. Potter said the team learned it can compete with other schools, but it just has to keep focused.
“I think we learned on the first day that we could compete with anybody,” he said. “But we have to finish the round a lot stronger. We gave a lot of shots away at the end.”
Between injuries and inexperience, the Crimson Tide isn’t where Potter said he would like it to be.
“They have more youth than maturity,” he said. “Just getting a feeling for what our program is all about and what we expect.”
Alabama will face the rest of the conference, including No. 4 South Carolina, No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Arkansas and No. 9 Mississippi State at the championships.
The championships will be held at the Greystone Golf and Country Club. This is the third year of a four-year contract that has the championships in Birmingham.