2013-14 (SOPHOMORE) Played in all nine tournaments ... Finished tied for 25th at the Mercedes-Benz Championship (73-74--147) ... Set a new career-low 54 at the UNC Tar Heel Invitational shooting a 71-72-72--217, while finishing tied for 14th ... Led the Rebels by shooting a 77-72-72--221 at the Clover Cup for her best finish on the season, tying for 7th ... Finished tied for 16th at the Aunenue Spring Break Classic in Maui, Hawai'I with a 74-77-74--225 ... Led the team at the Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford finishing tied for 20th with a 73-71-77-221 performance ... Finished her sophomore season with a 78-74-76--228 performance at the SEC Championships, finishing tied for 28th ... Ended the year leading the Rebels with a 74.73 stroke average...Qualified as an individual for the NCAA Regionals, finishing with a three-day score of 220 and a season-low 2-under par 70 in the final round.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN) Played in all twelve tournaments ... Shot a 224 (74-76-74) at the Cougar Classic where she placed tied for 59th ... Finished the UNC Tar Heel Invitational in a tie for 38th (76-78-73--227) ... Finished in 4th place at the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship ... Had career-best finish of 9th place at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invite while shooting a career-low 69 to help the Rebels finish 4th ... Set a career low of 73-71-76--220 at the M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate finishing tied for 14th... Finished with a 75.93 stroke average ... Named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA.
PRIOR TO OLE MISS Ranked No. 18 in the 2012 Class by Golfweek ... Qualified for the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the 2011 U.S. Girls Junior Championship ... Tied for third at the 2012 Women's Trans Amateur National Championship stroke play and tied for fifth at the 2012 Kathy Whitworth Invitational ... Posted three top 10 finishes in AJGA events, including runner up at the AJGA Savannah Quarters in 2011 ... Owns several top five finishes in Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) Invitational Tournaments....Cinco Ranch High School(CRHS)four year letter winner....Varsity Golf LadiesMVP four consecutive years...2-year LadiesTeam Captain....holds CRHS school records for lowest scoring tournament round (64), most Championships in one season (7), and lowest season average (73.1). Qualified for Texas UIL 5A StateTournament 2 years, 2011 Regional Champion, and 2012 and 2011 District Champion.
PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Jennifer Newton ... Born June 21, 1994...Member of National Charity League, Inc.,Star Chapter (NCL), amother-daughter organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. High Honor Graduate of CRHS....All District AcademicTeam....Varsity Golf senior Academic Award.
GETTING TO KNOW ABBY The favorite course you've ever played on: Apple Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort ... What is your dream course to play on: Pebble Beach ... Who would be in your dream foursome: Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson ... Favorite LPGA Player: Suzann Pettersen ... If you could have a walk-out song before you teed off to start a tournament like softball, what would it be: Lose Yourself by Eminem ... Favorite Musician or Group: John Mayer ... What Celebrity would you most like to meet and have dinner with: Adam Scott ... Best concert you have ever seen: Train ... Dream vacation spot: Italy ... Best friend on another collegiate golf team: Megan Webster ... Best moment on the golf course to date: April 2011 state district tournament I broke the course record and shot 64 ... Favorite sport other than golf: Racquetball ... Most memorable moment of the Olympics for you: Watching women's gymnastics come from behind ... Favorite motivational quote:"Success is not the key to happiness.Happiness is the key to success.If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."-Albert Schweitzer ... Favorite restaurant in Oxford: Kabuki ... Best thing about Oxford, Miss.: The best thing about Oxford is its atmosphere and the beautiful campus ... Why Ole Miss: I chose Ole Miss because of the great coaches, education, school spirit and traditions.
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more
It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more
The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more
Highlights from today's media opportunity with SEC Nation host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears discussing the show's visit to Oxford for the SEC matchup between No. 3 Ole Miss and Tennessee. Tessitore recalls calling the first college... read more
At the halfway point of the regular season, Ole Miss is 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when it went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. It's No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its... read more
With a dominant defense that ranks among the nation's leaders in most statistical categories, head coach Hugh Freeze acknowledged he has changed his offensive philosophy and play-calling to limit negative plays and quick possessions. Ole Miss averaged the second-most offensive... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Oxford. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at... read more