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Alabama wins NCAA Women's title

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- place finish.

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 par.