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Both Bama Golf Teams win SEC Titles

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Alabama Men's Golf Wins SEC Championship

The second-ranked Alabama men's golf team battled through 30 mph winds on the challenging Seaside Course at the Sea Island Golf Club on Sunday to hold off South Carolina for the program's fourth SEC Championship and second straight.

The Crimson Tide began the day three shots back of the Gamecocks and the two teams went back and forth throughout the round. The Tide sealed the win with a 10-over-par round of 290 to finish at 8-over 848 for the tournament. USC shot 295 on Sunday and 850 for the 54-hole event. Auburn was third at 20-over 860 with Texas A&M (864) fourth and Mississippi State (866) in fifth place.

Alabama's break came when South Carolina's Caleb Sturegon, who was leading the tournament at the time, took triple bogey on the par-4 16th hole to break a tie atop the leader board. In the same group, UA's Cory Whitsett made birdie on the 16th for a four-shot swing that gave the Tide a lead they would not relinquish.

Bama Women's Golf Pulls Away for SEC Championship

The No. 2 Alabama women's golf team pulled away from the competition on Sunday in the final round of the 2013 SEC Golf Championships at the par-72, 6,401-yard Greystone Golf and Country Club to win the league title by 14 shots.

The Crimson Tide shot 14-over 302, which was within one shot of the low round of the day in windy conditions for a 54-hole total of 35-over-par 899. Georgia finished second at 49-over 913 with South Carolina in third (918), Vanderbilt (919) fourth and Kentucky (922) fifth.

Stephanie Meadow lapped the field for medalist honors with an even-par 216 for a nine-shot win. She is the first Alabama women's golfer to capture medalist honors at the SEC Championship.

COURTESY: Alabama Media Relations

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