Newton Continues NCAA Regional Action

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Newton closed the second round with even par on the back nine on Friday (May 10)
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Newton closed the second round with even par on the back nine on Friday (May 10)
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May 9, 2014

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ole Miss women’s golfer Abby Newton shot even par on the back nine to close second round action at the 2014 NCAA East Regional with a 6-over par 78 on Friday (May 10). Newton has a two-day score of 150 (72-78--150) heading into Saturday’s final round of regional competition at Southwood Golf Course.

“Playing in the afternoon we expected a little more wind and the course to be drier and that's what we got,” said Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard. “In a round of golf there are peaks and valleys and you have to keep sticking with your process, no matter what and Abby got away from that in the middle of the front nine and she had a couple of bad holes. The back nine she starting hitting more greens and as a result had more opportunities, which resulted in three birdies.”

For the second consecutive day, Newton was the comeback kid. Starting on the No. 1 tee for Friday’s competition, she got off to a good start with a birdie out of the gates but that birdie would be the only one for Newton on the front nine. The sophomore struggled a little bit to open the round and closed the first nine holes with two double bogeys and a bogey. 

Not to be discouraged, Newton made adjustments heading into the final nine holes of the day. Sitting at 6-over entering the turn, the Katy, Texas native opened the second nine holes with two pars and a birdie on No. 11, giving herself some momentum for the final half of the round.

In the second half of the round, Newton used her driver to help her out. On holes No. 14 and 15, Newton hit long drives with several drives over 250 yards, which ended up setting her up nicely. One drive that she’ll be talking about is her 311-yard drive on No. 16. On a par 5 that was 511 yards into the wind her drive landed just a few feet in front of the green, setting her up for her second consecutive birdie.

“I had a rough front nine but got back to my process and fought back,” said Newton. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to compete tomorrow and play well.”

Newton recorded three birdies on the back nine with two of those coming in the final four holes of the round. She rebounded nicely from a +6 on the front nine with even par on the final nine holes, placing her in 68th place heading into the final round.

“Tomorrow is a new day for Abby filled with opportunities,” said Drinkard. “That's what keeps us energized to play this great game.”

Newton will close action at the 2014 NCAA East Regional on Saturday (May 10). The top two individuals from each regional will advance to the championship round in Tulsa, Okla., May 20-23.

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.

Individual Standings
T8- Kaew Preamchuen (Kennesaw State), 70-72--142
T37–Lori Beth Adams (UNC Wilmington), 68-79—147
T55-Christina Vosters (Penn State), 74-75--149
T68-Abby Newton (Ole Miss), 72-78—150
T75-Ellen Ceresko (Penn State), 76-75--151
T84-Lacey Fears (Mercer), 73-79—152

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