Rebels Sitting in 13th at SEC Championships

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Alison Hovatter carded a 1-over par 73 to lead Ole Miss on Saturday.
Alison Hovatter carded a 1-over par 73 to lead Ole Miss on Saturday.

April 19, 2014

Second Round Results Get Acrobat Reader

TWITTER: @OleMissWGolf

BIRMINGHAM – The Ole Miss women’s golf team closed second round action at the 2014 SEC Championships by firing a round of 305, an eight-stroke improvement from its first round score of 313. The Rebels were led by a 1-over par 73 from Alison Hovatter and a 2-over par 74 from Abby Newton.

“We played better today, than we did yesterday and I’m proud of that,” said head coach Michele Drinkard. “Tomorrow is a new day and another chance for us to get better. I know that the best is yet to come for this group.”   

The Rebels, who entered the day tied for 11th place after an opening round of 313, bounced back with solid play on Saturday. Hovatter, who fired a 81 to open the championships, rebounded nicely. The Alabama native opened the day with two birdies and gave herself some momentum. Hovatter only recorded three bogeys on the round and just one in her first nine holes and closed the first nine holes at 1-under par.

“I’m really pleased with the way that Alison rebounded today,” said Drinkard. “ She wasn’t pleased with her round from yesterday and really came out and played good golf. She was relaxed and focused and it showed in her play today.”

Newton has been Ole Miss’ most consistent player this season and her consistency was on display during today’s round. Newton, who was 2-over on the back nine, gave herself some momentum heading into the turn. With a birdie on No. 18, the Katy, Texas native went par the rest of the round and is sitting tied for No. 30 in the individual standings with a two-day score of 152 and is Ole Miss’ individual leader.

“Abby played well today,” said Drinkard. “She had a really good back nine, going par and I know that she’ll come out very determined to play even better tomorrow.”

Maria Toennessen, who entered the day with a team-best 75 and sitting tied for 21st, carded an 80 for the round. Entering the turn, Toennessen was sitting at 6-over par, but played well in the final nine holes making par on seven occasions.

“Maria hit the ball well today,” said Drinkard. “She unfortunately didn’t get much out of her score. She’s playing some of her best golf right now and I expect more of the same from her tomorrow.”

Junior Stani Schiavone also improved her standing on the second day. Schiavone fired a 78, three strokes better than her opening round 81, while making par on 12 of her 18 holes. Taelor Rubin fired an 81 and played a solid back nine. The junior from Raleigh, N.C., went par on the first five holes on the back of the course.  

Ole Miss will close out action at the 2014 SEC Championships on Sunday (April 20). The Rebels will be paired with Mississippi State and will tee of from the No. 10 tee starting at 9:10 a.m. For all Ole Miss women’s golf news and information, go to, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at Ole Miss WGolf

Team Standings
1. Vanderbilt 298-287-- 585
2. Arkansas 294-297--591
3. LSU 295-297--592
4. Auburn 296-298--594
5. Alabama 302-293--595
6. South Carolina 301-299--600
7. Florida 304-299--603
8. Georgia 302-303--605
9. Missouri 303-303--606
10. Tennessee 314—293--607
11. Texas A&M 305-302--607
12. Kentucky 313-296--609
13. Ole Miss  313-305--618
14. Mississippi State 321-301-622 

Ole Miss Individual Standings
T30- Abby Newton, 78-74--152
T39–Alison Hovatter, 81-73--154
T46-Maria Toennessen, 75-80--155
T62- Stani Schiavone, 81-78--159
T64- Taelor Rubin, 79-81--160

    • Seniors Shine, Records Broken in Magnolia Bowl

      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsAfter a bounce that didn't go their way against Arkansas, the Rebels knew tonight was a must-win situation. No. 22 Ole Miss knocked off rival No. 15 LSU 38-17 in a top-25 matchup... read more

    • Drama Rules The Day at Vaught-Hemingway

      Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Football

      By Brandon Lee, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsDrama in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,680 between the No. 18 Rebels and Arkansas? It was that and a whole lot more in a back-and-forth Saturday night knockdown, drag-out SEC West... read more

    • Rebels Dominate In Prime-Time Spotlight

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsIt wasn't pretty, but the Rebels got the job done. No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M combined for seven turnovers, but a dominant defense and a balanced offense led to... read more

    • Midseason Checkpoint: Rebels Control Their Own Destiny

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

      It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Ole Miss football team continued through the motions of fall camp, and we all were just ready for the season to finally begin. Fast forward with a little Talladega up-tempo... read more

    • Rebels Bounce Back at Home

      Saturday, October 10, 2015 -

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsOle Miss raced past another non-conference opponent at home this week. The Rebels returned to their usual form after a conference loss at Florida last week, racking up 665 yards of total offense,... read more

    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;... read more

    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more




  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago



» «