Alabama women’s golfer Lauren Stephenson won the 2017-18 Golfstat Cup, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced Wednesday prior to the start of the NCAA Women’s Match Play Championship.

The Golfstat Cup is presented to the collegiate golfer who posts the best scoring average in relation to par each season. Stephenson is Alabama’s first Golfstat Cup winner since the award’s inception in 1996.

Stephenson completed the stroke play portion of the season Monday at the NCAA Championships and finished with a season scoring average of 69.76 to set a new Alabama school record. She recorded 19 rounds in the 60s and 26 rounds of par or better in 33 round played this season, both of which lead the team.

The Lexington, S.C., native earned individual medalist honors at the Mason Rudolph Championship and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic this season and posted eight top-three finishes and 11 top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments this year to lead the Tide in both categories.

This summer, Stephenson will compete for the United States in both the Palmer Cup and Curtis Cup as well as participate in the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

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