No. 2 Alabama won the NCAA Athens Regional Wednesday, posting a 4-under par 284 team score.
The Crimson Tide (289-284-284/857) finished the tournament at 7-under par, 14 shots ahead of second place Northwestern (293-295-283/871), which finished at 7-over par after a five-under par third round. Michigan State finished third at 8-over par (284-297-291/872). Baylor (295-282-299/877) was fourth at 13-over par. Clemson (304-282-298/884) finished fifth at 20-over par and North Carolina (302-297-287/886) finished sixth at 22-over par. All six teams advance to the 2017 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships.
Sophomore Cheyenne Knight (71-71-69/211) was the Tide’s low finisher on Wednesday, carding a three-under par 69 to tie with teammate Lauren Stephenson (59-70-72/211) for second place at 5-under par.Freshman Kristen Gillman (73-70-71/214) tied for fifth at 2-under par.
The Tide will make its 12th consecutive NCAA Women’s Golf Championship appearance May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.