*Alabama Media Relations*
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama women's golf team released its 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday and it features some of the most challenging events in collegiate golf.
"This is another challenging schedule that I hope will get this team ready to compete for SEC and NCAA Championships," head coach Mic Potter said. "The events on our schedule this year are very familiar, but extremely difficult from both a competition and venue standpoint. It will give this team a great opportunity to develop throughout the season."
The Crimson Tide, fresh of their fourth consecutive top-eight finish at the NCAA Championships and eighth straight trip, opens the 2013-14 season at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 9-11. The Tulsa Country Club will also host the 2014 NCAA Championships.
The Tide then returns to the Mason Rudolph Women's Championship on Sept. 20-22, after a one year absence. It will be the program's seventh appearance in the event. Alabama also makes a return appearance in the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational on Oct. 11-13. The Crimson Tide closes out the fall schedule at the Landfall Tradition on Oct. 25-27, in Wilmington, N.C., at the Country Club of Landfall.
Three of the four course on the fall schedule - Tulsa Country Club, Vanderbilt Legends Club and Country Club of Landfall - have all hosted or will host NCAA Championships between 2009 and 2014.
The Crimson Tide opens the spring slate at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 16-18. The Tide has won the event the last four times they participated, capturing the tournament title in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Next up will be the always challenging Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at English Turn Golf Club in New Orleans, La., on Feb. 23-25.