Crimson Tide Women’s Golf Finds Third Place Following First 18 Holes at Mason Rudolph Championship

Joey Blackwell

Staff member
The following is a release issued by Alabama Athletics:

Crimson Tide Women’s Golf Finds Third Place Following First 18 Holes at Mason Rudolph Championship

Benedetta Moresco is in fifth place on a 4-under-par 68

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The University of Alabama women's golf team concluded its first round of the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club (North Course) in Franklin, Tenn., Friday, recording a 3-under-par 285 to find third place through 18 holes.

Fifteen teams are competing this weekend, including five teams ranked in the Women's Golf Coaches Association Top 25. Those 15 teams are No. 14 Alabama, No. 17 Auburn, Chattanooga, Clemson, No. 10 Florida, Kentucky, No. 11 Georgia, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Northwestern, No. 22 Oregon, Ohio State, host Vanderbilt and Washington.

Oregon is in the lead at 12-under-par 276, while host Vanderbilt follows in second place at 6-under-par 282. Clemson trails Alabama by just one shot at 2-under-par 286.

Just as she did in the season opener less than two weeks ago, Bendetta Moresco got off to a hot start at the Mason Rudolph Championship. The sophomore matched her season low, recording a 4-under-par 68 to settle in fifth place. After recording a pair of birdies and a bogey on the front nine, she collected three birdies and five pars on the back nine to round out her scorecard.

Angelica Moresco and Emilie Øverås shot even par for a share of 22nd place, despite finding adversity on the front nine. Moresco recorded a double on her opening hole, but that didn't stop her from clocking four birdies and just two bogeys to march back for even par. Likewise, Øverås recorded a triple on the par-4 No. 5 but proved her resiliency by following with four birdies on the back nine.

Polly Mack posted a 1-over-par 73 to tie for 31st, while Sarah Edwards shot a 4-over-par 76 to tie for 50th.

The Crimson Tide will tee off in the second round Saturday at 10 a.m. CT on No. 1, paired with Oregon and Vanderbilt.


"I love watching this team play. They don't give up, they're always in it, even if they get a little behind. As far as I'm concerned, it's a testament to their focus, their resilience and their ability to overcome their mistakes. This team handles adversity very well. They're able to realize that if they make a mistake, they will make the best of it and keep playing."


5th Benedetta Moresco 4-under-par 68
T22 Emilie Øverås even-par 72
T22 Angelica Moresco even-par 72
T31 Polly Mack 1-over-par 73
T50 Sarah Edwards 4-over-par 76