Alabama men’s team end season with a win
The Alabama Men’s Golf team, currently ranked number one in the country has ended their season with a decisive victory. Coach Jay Seawell was proud of the Alabama team for winning the final event of the fall. The Crimson Tide team captured the Steelwood Collegiate held at Loxley over the Kennesaw state. The Alabama team won the 54-hole tournament by a stroke and ending the event with a team total of two over par 866. Seawell was pleased with the way the team performed in spite of the weather issues. There were a few glitches here and there; however, at the end of the day, a win is a win. The Alabama team held their nerve till the end which allowed them to overtake rivals Kennesaw state with 867. The number one team in the country closed out their season with an impressive record of 48-1-1. The team was led by Jonathan Hardee, who was tied at the second place at 4 under par 212. Davis Riley who was ranked the number one golfer in the tournament finished seventh with 1 over par 217. The team will face its next challenge in the spring in Puerto Rico.
Justin Rose claims the HSBC Championship
Much drama unfolded at the HSBC Champions tournament at Shanghai, as world number one Dustin Johnson blew a six shot lead which was capitalized by Justin Rose. This also matched the all-time record for the largest lead blown in the final round of a PGA tournament. The last one came in 2005 by Sergio Garcia. Rose came in from eight shots behind to win the title in what was a spectacular game. Rose bounced back into the game with birdies on the 13th and 14th and went in the lead with a birdie on the 16th four pars and ultimately sealed the win on the 17th par three. At the end of the day Justin Rose won by two shots with five under 67. Dustin Johnson meanwhile had all the worst luck on his side. The wind-blown last round added to his misery as his second shot ended up in the water. This also marked Rose’s second world championship and he also climbed to the sixth place in rankings.
UNI women at 14th in the Little Rock Classic
In the college women’s golf, Paige VanDyk of the University of Northern Iowa shot a 75 which put her college in the lead for the college women’s Little Rock Classic.Sydney Eaton, Maddie Bertsch and Emily Snelling all hit 79 while Jenna Phillips has the lead. The Sam Houston State Phillips hit a 70 in the opening to maintain a stroke lead. In the team standings, UNI women are placed at 14th with 312.