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Thompson teesoff "Alabama's Golf Insider" teesoff Thompson teesoff 5.28.15 All the latest from across the state's golf scene. ...Next WEEK! der, and she would walk to her final hole with a one- stroke lead. On the par-4 ninth, Talley's tee shot would find the fairway bunker. She hit a magnificent seven-iron from the sand, 148 yards from the hole, to within just eight feet of the hole. "It was as good [a shot] as I've seen," head coach Mic Potter said. "Uphill, and into the wind, and to be able to hit it that solid, it never left the flagstick. It was pretty impressive." Lining up her birdie putt, the horns sounded Click our Icon to Subscribe! The University of Alabama's Emma Talley wins the NCAA individual championship! Emma Talley has a smile and a personality that can light up a room. She certainly had reason to smile Monday as she became the first NCAA individ- ual champion in the University of Alabama women's golf history with a four-round 3-under 285 at the challenging Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. Her bogey-free final round of 3-under 69 sealed the one-shot victory. "It was just an incredible week," junior Emma Tall- ey said. "I had been playing well up to this point, and everything kind of came together and clicked just at the right time. God's blessed me with so much, and I just took it and ran with it." Talley entered the final round with a one-stroke lead. She started on the back nine and played the first nine at even-par, making pars on all nine holes. When her birdie putt on the par-4 18th lipped out and Duke's Leona Maguire took the lead at 1-under, Talley would answer right back with a birdie on the par-4 first. Continuing her bogey-free round, the junior golfer from Princeton, Ky., would par No. 2, before making birdie on the par-5 third, once again coun- tering Maguire's birdie, and moving to 2-under. Clutch putting on the par-3 fourth, the par-3 sixth, and the par-4 eighth preserved Talley's 2-un- The University of Alabama's Emma Talley, the NCAA Individual National Champion!

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