Rebels Sitting in 13th at SEC Championships

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Alison Hovatter carded a 1-over par 73 to lead Ole Miss on Saturday.
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Alison Hovatter carded a 1-over par 73 to lead Ole Miss on Saturday.
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April 19, 2014

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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 OleMissSports.com, 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

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