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University of Alabama women’s golfer Benedetta Moresco was named the 2022 Southeastern Conference Athlete-Scholar of the Year by the league office on Friday, but she didn’t enjoy it very much. long time.
The Crimson Tide were in the middle of the 2022 SEC Women’s Golf Championship in Birmingham. He recorded an even par at Greystone Golf and Country Club Legacy Course (par 72, 6,331 yards) in Birmingham to conclude the stroke play phase of the championship with a tournament total of 16 over par 880.
Although tied with Florida for fifth at +16 after the third round, the Crimson Tide won the sixth seed for the quarterfinal match play, which began Friday night. Alabama takes on South Carolina. Entering, the teams had the highest rankings in the field, at No. 9 and 3, respectively.
Play has been suspended due to dark and will resume on Saturday, weather permitting.
Moresco received his award at the tournament. She has a 4.0 grade point average as a food and nutrition major, while being selected to the President’s List and the SEC Academic Honor Roll each semester at school.
The sophomore also just finished fourth at the Augusta 2022 National Women’s Amateur Championship in early April, where she was one of only three players on the court to go at least two laps under par.
The 2021 Golfweek All-America Honorable Mention is currently ranked No. 13 in the Golfstat NCAA Women’s Division I Rankings and No. 19 in the World Women’s Amateur Golf Rankings.
Since 2010, Alabama has produced three SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipients for a total of six accolades, including Moresco.
Polly Mack led the Crimson Tide in the stroke play game of the SEC Championships, where Alabama dropped from 11th place after the first round.
The senior recorded a 79 over par in the first round for a share of 58th place, followed by a 70-2 under in the second round and a 69-3 under in the final round.
His change saw him improve 46 places in the standings to a share of 12th in a total of 218 tournaments to 2 over par.
Moresco started the tournament with an unusual round for the second year, recording a 77 of 5 over par. However, she followed that up with a 71 of 1 under on Thursday and a Friday 72 par tied for 18th on a Final Out 4 over par 220.
“I’m proud of how the girls fought back in the stroke play final to secure the sixth seed in match play,” Crimson Tide coach Mic Potter said in a statement. “We’re in the middle of a very tight game with South Carolina, so we need to rest up and be ready to go tomorrow morning.
“Congratulations to Benedetta Moresco on being named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year! What a well-deserved honor!”