CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Alabama women’s golf team carded a blistering 19-under par third round on Sunday but fell one shot short of victory in the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational at the par-72, 6,379-yard Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Duke (283-271-279/833) finished at 31-under par after a 9-under par third round to claim the title by a single stroke over the Crimson Tide (285-279-270/834), which finished at 30-under par. South Carolina (284-281-281/846) finished third at 18-under par. The runner-up finish gives Alabama three top-two finishes in as many outings this season.

Alabama’s final round score vs. par is the second-lowest in school history, behind only the 25-under par third round shot by the Tide at the 2016 Mason Rudolph Championship. The third round 270 ranks as the third-lowest round ever shot by a UA team. Head coach Mic Potter’s squad has now turned in four of the five lowest rounds in school history in their first three tournaments this season.

Alabama will conclude the fall portion of its 2017-18 schedule at UNC-Wilmington’s The Landfall Tradition, Oct. 27-29 at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.