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.
After winning its opening tournament of the fall season in record-setting fashion and taking second place in two of the other three tournaments it played in, the Alabama women’s golf team had plenty of things to be pleased with including but not limited to a No. 3 finish in the Golfstat statistical rankings.
Davis Riley was 5-years old when he first started using his back yard for its purpose. He lived on hole nine at Canebrake Country Club.