NORMAN, Okla. — The Alabama women’s golf team turned in a record-setting performance Sunday to win the 2018 Schooner Fall Classic. The Crimson Tide shot 11-under par in the final round to finish the tournament at -45 and break the NCAA record for team score vs. par by four shots.
Alabama (272-262-273/807) cruised to a 17-shot win over runner-up Texas (272-272-280/824), which finished at -28. Host Oklahoma (289-267-275/831) finished third at -21. Miami (Fla.) (291-275-267/833) was fourth at -19 and Baylor (278-280-281/839) finished fifth at 839.
Junior Jiwon Jeon and senior Lauren Stephenson finished first and second, respectively, in the individual standings and became the first Tide golfers to shoot under 200 for 54 holes in school history. Jeon (66-64-66/196) finished at -17 to set school records for score and score vs. par over 54 holes. The records come one day after the Daegu, South Korea, native set a UA 36-hole record with a two-round 12-under par 130 at the par 71, 6,048-yard Belmar Golf Club track. Jeon has now recorded five consecutive rounds in the 60s over UA’s first two tournaments.
Stephenson (66-65-68/199) also bettered the previous school record of 200 she set last season. Teammate Kristen Gillman shot 200 at last year’s Schooner Fall Classic to share the previous record.
Sophomore Angelica Moresco (71-65-70/206) turned in a career-best performance as well, tying for eighth at -7. Gillman (69-68-70/207) tied for 10th at -6 and junior Kenzie Wright (72-72-69/213) tied for 32nd at even par.