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Stephenson named Golfweek Player of the Year

Alabama’s Lauren Stephenson has received her second national player of the year award. She has earned national honors from Golfstat and Golfweek.

Lauren Stephenson dominated high school and junior golf in South Carolina and now as a collegiate golfer at Alabama she has done the same thing on the college level.

Stephenson, from Lexington, earned her second major player of the year award when she was named the Golfweek Player of the Year for women’s collegiate golf.

Stephenson becomes the first Crimson Tide golfer to receive the award in the 20 year history of its presentation.

Last May she won the Golfstat Cup presented to the women’s collegiate golfer with the best scoring average.

Stephenson led the Tide with a 69.76 average, which is also an Alabama record and lowest average in the 20 year history of the award.

“The honors keep pouring in for Lauren,” Alabama head coach Mick Potter said. “And they are well deserved! She has put together one of the most historic seasons in college golf in terms of consistency, and it is great that Golfweek has recognized that.”

Potter, the one time Furman women’s golf coach, was named as the National Women’s Golf Coach of the Year.

Stephenson helped the US team dominate GB&I at the recent Curtis Cup matches.

Stephenson was also named First Team All-American by Golfweek. The recognition is the second for the Alabama rising senior. The Women’s Golf Coaches Association previously tabbed her as a First Team All-American last month.

Stephenson finished seventh at the NCAA Women’s championship and helped her team into the match play finals, Recently she contributed to a lop-sided victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup matches.


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