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Kristen Gillman leads Alabama to comfortable Bryan National Win
Alabama freshman Kristen Gillman <br>(Alabama Athletics Photo)
Alabama freshman Kristen Gillman
(Alabama Athletics Photo)

BROWNS SUMMIT, NC (April 2, 2017) -- On Sunday at the Bryan National Collegiate Alabama kept the peddle to the mettle as they continued to pull away from the field.

Five-strokes in front at the start of the final round, Alabama put together a 10-under Sunday effort to finish 13-under and as the 14-stroke winners at the Bryan Park Champions Course. Alabama has now won three-times this year and twice in a row.

Leading the Crimson Tide throughout the weekend was freshman Kristen Gillman who at 8-under picked up the first medalist title of her career.

Gillman, the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur winner, had twice finished in the top-five before breaking into the winners circle.

During the tournament Gillman combined rounds of 71-71-66. Gillman began the final round five shots behind teammate Lauren Stephenson for the individual lead but on Sunday she was a tour de force pouring in seven birdies and just one bogey.

Gillman found her mark right away with a a birdie on No. 1 and then she proceeded to card tweeters on the 6th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th holes.

Stephenson ended up finishing tied for third at 6-under while two-time medalist this season Cheyenne Knight picked up a top-20 finish with a 2-over, tied for 16th showing.

In the individual standings Bryana Nguyen (North Carolina) was second at 7-under and in third at 6-under it was the trio of Stephenson, Jennifer Kupcho (Wake Forest) and Jillian Hollis.

Behind Alabama in the team standings are Georgia (+1) in second, Baylor (+3) in third and North Carolina (+8); North Carolina State (+8) tied for fourth.

Three-time defending champion Virginia placed 10th at 33-over.

Tournament Note: The original schedule was to play the 54-holes over three days but play on Friday was cancelled due to poor weather. As a result the teams played 36-holes on Saturday and 18 more round on Sunday.

Results: Bryan National Collegiate
1TXKristen GillmanAustin, TX80071-71-66=208
2MDBryana NguyenColumbia, MD50071-69-69=209
T3OHJillian HollisRocky River, OH40070-69-71=210
T3COJennifer KupchoDenver, CO40070-69-71=210
T3SCLauren StephensonLexington, SC40069-68-73=210

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ABOUT THE Bryan National Collegiate

54-hole collegiate stroke play event hosted by the UNCG and Wake Forest women's golf teams. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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