Ole Miss Takes Fourth at Clover Cup
Sophomore Abby Newton closed the Clover Cup in seventh place.

March 16, 2014

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MESA, Ariz. - The Ole Miss women's golf team saved its best round of golf for the final day, shooting a 7-over par 294 to close the Clover Cup in 4th place on Sunday (March 16). The Rebels picked up their first top-five finish this spring and the first since taking runner-up honors at the Tar Heel Classic last fall.

Ole Miss' round of 294 was the second-best round of the day and propelled the Rebels into the top five after opening the day in sixth place. Ole Miss' final round also placed them ahead of ranked squads from UNLV (47) and East Carolina (50).

Louisville won the 2014 Clover Cup with a three-day score of 888, taking a one stroke victory over tournament host Notre Dame, who took runner-up honors with a score of 889. The Fighting Irish's Kristina Nhim took medalist honors with a three-day score of 213 (68-72-72--213).

"It always feels good to play your best the final round," said Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard. "We improved this tournament and accomplished some goals that we had set for the weekend."

Abby Newton recorded her second consecutive round of par, shooting an even 72 on the afternoon, which moved her into seventh place for her first top 10 finish of the spring and her third top 10 finish of her career. Newton closed the tournament with a three-day score of 221 (77-72-72--221). The Texas native recorded a team-best four birdies in the final round.

"It was great to see Abby fight back after her first round," said Drinkard. "She improved the last two rounds."

The final round also saw Taelor Rubin play her best golf. Rubin, who entered the day sitting in 60th place, fired a round of 1-over par 73 for one of her best rounds of golf this spring. Rubin had two birdies in the round and nailed an eagle on No. 15, just as teammate Stani Schiavone did in the first round.

"Stani showed character because with three holes to play she had to take an unplayable. Instead of getting out of sorts she locked in and finished with a birdie on her last hole."

Schiavone also fired a 1-over par 73 in her final round and closed the weekend with a three-day score of 222 (73-76-73--222). Alison Hovatter closed the tournament by carding a 76 in final day action. She closed tied for 16th place (76-71-76 - 223).

"Alison didn't play her best today, mainly because she hit the ball too well. What she learned from today is that when you are striking the ball purely it will track further and you have to adapt."

Newton, Schiavone and Hovatter each earned spots in the top 20 with Newton leading the Ole Miss contingent with a seventh-place finish. Schiavone took 12th and Hovatter closed in 16th place. Maria Toennessen closed with a round of 81and finished the tournament in 67th place.

"It's nice to have three players in the top 20 and our next goal is to get multiple players in the top 10."

In individual action, Kaitlin Voll carded a final round of 81 to close the tournament with a score of 234 (75-78-81 -234) while Kathryn Fowler posted a round of 84 to close in 75th place.  

Ole Miss will next hit the links in Maui, Hawaii at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic hosted by Hawaii at the Kapalua Bay Golf Course, March 24-26.  For all Ole Miss women's golf news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at Ole Miss WGolf.

Final Team Standings
1. Louisville 299-292-297--888
2. Notre Dame 299-296-294-889
3. Colorado 292-297-304-893
4. Ole Miss 304-298-294-896

5. Michigan 298-300-298--896
6. UNLV 307-297-294--898
7. East Carolina 305-306-301-902
8. Nebraska 300-310-293-903
9. Kennesaw State 304-299-308-911
10. FIU 307-306-304-917
11. Cincinnati 311-304-302-917
12. Tulsa 306-304-312--922
13. Maryland 310-300-312--922
14. New Mexico State 312-303-309--924
15. St. Johns 309-305-320--934

Ole Miss Individual Standings
T7- Abby Newton, 77-72-72--221
T12- Stani Schiavone, 73-76-73--222
T16-Alison Hovatter, 76-71-76--223
T45-Taelor Rubin, 78-81-73--232
T67-Maria Toennessen, 80-79-79--238

Individuals
T54-Kaitlin Voll, 75-78-81--234
T84-Kathryn Fowler, 80-78-84-- 242


 

 

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