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Alabama Finishes in Second at Boilermaker Classic

Alabama Finishes in Second at Boilermaker Classic

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Alabama women’s golf team finished play at the Boilermaker Classic Tuesday afternoon, closing the two-day, 54-hole event in second place with a team total of 6-under par 858 (284-287-287).  

Taylor Kehoe, Sarah Edwards and Elina Sinz each earned top-20 finishes to lead the Crimson Tide in the event. Kehoe led UA with a career-best finish, tying for fourth with a two-day score of 5-under par 211 (69-71-71). Sarah Edwards finished tied for seventh after carding a 3-under 213 (70-73-70) while Elina Sinz marked her Crimson Tide debut as she tied for 15th place with a 2-over 218 (73-68-77).

“Even though we didn’t get the result we wanted I am excited about this team. We missed too many birdie opportunities from inside 10 feet to win. Purdue is a solid, well-coached team, playing on their home course, so I knew they would be difficult to beat. If we continue to work hard and correct the mistakes that we made, it can be an exciting year.”

Individual Highlights

  • Taylor Kehoe finished with a team-leading 12 birdies across the two-day event – a tournament career-best number
  • Kehoe’s seventh-place result marked her second top-10 finish at Alabama
  • Sarah Edwards posted her third top-10 result and eighth top-20 finish throughout her career at Alabama
  • In her first tournament with the Crimson Tide, Elina Sinz finished in a tie for 15th overall, recording 11 birdies throughout the event
  • Harriet Lockley made her collegiate debut with 11 birdies, which was tied with Sinz for second-best for the Tide, and tied for 22nd place to give UA four individuals among the top-25 golfers
  • Along with Lockley, Kaitlyn Schroeder made her college debut as she tied for 63rd overall, finishing the tournament with eight birdies
  • After opening with a 79 in round one, Mattie Frick, who competed this week as an individual, shot even-par in the final two rounds to finish in 33rd position

The Field

  • Tournament host, Purdue, carded a 12-under 852 to secure a 6-stroke win
  • Alabama joined the Boilermakers as the only two teams on the 15-team field to shoot under par throughout tournament play
  • Minnesota (E), Louisville (+12) and Notre Dame (+15) round out the top five teams

Up Next

  • The Crimson Tide will head to Franklin, Tenn….


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