IJGT Alumni Compete in Conference Championships



Stephanie Meadow – Alabama Crimson Tide

MeadowStephanie Meadow overcame brutal playing conditions to take home the individual title at the SEC Women’s Golf Championships April 21st. With this victory, Meadow becomes the first Alabama women’s golfer to take home medalist honors at the SEC Championships and it is her sixth individual title in her college career.

“She is just so consistent,” said Alabama Head Coach Mic Potter. “If you are going to beat her, you have to be aggressive, because she just doesn’t beat herself. She just keeps getting better all the time.”

Her 54-hole total at Greystone Golf Club in Birmingham, Ala. was an even-par 216, dominating the field with a nine-stroke victory.

“It is a pretty awesome feeling (to win as a team),” Meadow said. “We put in a lot of hard work – all of us – and obviously it is paying off. Individually, I am just happy that I could pull it out. It was a great experience.”

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Rika Park – Miami Hurricanes

ParkRika Park competed at the 2013 ACC Championships this past weekend for the University of Miami Hurricanes. Aided by two top ten finishes, including Park’s sixth place finish, the Hurricanes placed fifth in the tournament. Park provided the team’s best performance in the final round shooting a 2-over-par 73 for a three-day total of 10-over 223.

The Hurricanes now await their NCAA postseason fate. The top five finish should be enough to secure a place in the NCAA Regionals, but they will have to wait until the NCAA Selection Show Monday, April 29 on NCAA.com to find out.

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Laura Restrepo – Louisville Cardinals

RestrepoThe University of Louisville Cardinals finished second overall in the BIG EAST Women’s Golf Championship at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Cardinals finished the tournament with a team total 11-over-par 875 while Notre Dame won the championship with a score of 861.

Former IJGT alumni Laura Restrepo finished seventh for the Cardinals, carding a three-day total of 220. Restrepo saved her best for the conference tournament, shooting a final round 73 to record her best collegiate finish.

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