March 9, 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second time this season, Alabama women’s golf rookie Cheyenne Knight has been named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Freshman Golfer of the Week, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. She also earned the honor on Feb. 10 following her performance at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.
Knight rebounded from a tough weekend at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Championship in New Orleans by coming through with her first individual tournament victory at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The freshman from Aledo, Texas, recorded a 4-under 67 for the opening round on the par-71, 6,243-yard course of the Long Cove Club, the lowest round of her rookie campaign and third in the 60s this season. Knight carded an even-par 213 over the 54 holes, the only player to not finish above par, to earn medalist honors.
Alabama also claimed the team title at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, finishing seven strokes ahead of runner-up Virginia. Overall, six of the nation’s top 10 teams were in the field, including each of the top five.
Knight’s 18-hole score counted toward the team’s total on all three days, as all 18 of her rounds have been counted on the season. She has now finished inside the top 10 in three events while placing inside the top 20 in two others. Knight’s scoring average of 72.50 is second on the team along with being second among all freshmen in the conference.
Knight and the Tide will be back in action April 1-3 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga.
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