In the 2016 Wyndham Cup, one of the most prestigious events on the junior golf circuit, rising high school seniors Davis Shore and Wilson Furr were two down in their alternate-shot match with just five holes to play. On the 14th hole, a par 5, Shore’s tee shot found the fairway, Furr stuck an iron shot close to the hole, and Shore converted the eagle putt. Furr, easily the more excitable of the two, pumped his fist and riled up the more even-keeled Shore.
No. 8-ranked Alabama men’s golf carded a final round total of 7-under-par 281 and finished the three-day, 54-hole competition with a 24-under-par 840 en route to a two-shot win against a second placed Georgia and the Crimson Tide’s fourth title in seven tournaments this season.
Senior Lee Hodges finished the final round of the 2018 Puerto Rico Classic claiming medalist honors after scoring 7-under par 206 through 72 holes on Tuesday. No 1. Alabama finished fifth with a score of 14-over par 866 (286-292-288).
The second round of the Puerto Rico Classic at the Rio Mar Country Club wrapped up Monday afternoon with No. 1 Alabama in sixth place with a score of 10-over par 578 (286-292) and senior Lee Hodges a top the leaderboards.
Three winters ago, Alabama head women’s golf coach Mic Potter and his assistant, Susan Rosenstiel, attended the ANNIKA Invitational, a top-flight junior event in Reunion, Florida, to watch and meet potential prospects.
Since being hired as the Alabama women’s golf coach in 2005, Mic Potter, along with his assistant Susan Rosenstiel, has crafted a program that is built to last. Currently riding a streak of 12 consecutive years qualifying for the national championship, which includes a win in 2012, the team appears well on its way to a 13th.
Buoyed by junior Lauren Stephenson’s historic day, the Alabama Crimson Tide finished second over the weekend in the Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course. Stephenson finished tied for first in the tournament to lead the way for the Crimson Tide.
Alabama golfer Davis Riley shot a career-low and tournament record 10-under par 200 as he claimed his first college win at the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday. As a team, the 19th-ranked Crimson Tide finished in second place with a total of 6-over par 846 (280-280-286), three shots behind No. 16 Texas A&M.
As the Alabama men’s golf team begins its first week of practice, the team’s returning players are finding that, compared to last year, spots in tournaments will be significantly harder to come by. Having already returned its top five players from a year ago, the lineup became even more crowded in November when head coach Jay Seawell signed one of the nation’s top recruiting classes, consisting of a trio of talented freshmen: Davis Shore, Wilson Furr and Ben Fuller.
Alabama women’s golf head coach Mic Potter has touted freshman Kristen Gillman as one of the top recruits in the history of the program, so he knew it was only a matter of time before she would win her first college tournament. Gillman posted a tournament record, 208 (71-71-66), to win the Bryan National Collegiate held March 31 to Apr.