Franklin, TN (Sports Network) - The University of Alabama won the NCAA Women's
Golf Championship by one stroke on Friday when senior Brooke Pancake sank a
four-foot par putt.
Alabama finished at 19-over par and trumped Southern California by one shot at
the Vanderbilt Legends Course.
Alabama's Pancake, Hannah Collier, Jennifer Kirby and Stephanie Meadow
combined for a six-over, final-round total. Courtney McKim's six-over 78
didn't count toward the team's score.
This was the first national championship for Alabama.
Southern California's quarter of Lisa McCloskey, Sophia Popov, Rachel Morris
and Inah Park managed a five-over round, but came up just short in the
school's bid for a third national title. This was its second straight second-
LSU finished third, just two back at plus-21. Virginia was fourth at 23-over
par, followed by South Carolina, which posted a four-round score of 24-over.
Last year's winner, Purdue, took ninth.
Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil shot a two-under 70 on Friday and won the
individual title. She finished at six-under 282, which was good for a four-
shot victory over Pancake.
Purdue's Laura Gonzalez and LSU's Tessa Teachman shared third at one-under
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