Newton Fires 2-Under 70 To Close NCAA Action

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Abby Newton fired a 2-under par to close out NCAA East Regional action.
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Abby Newton fired a 2-under par to close out NCAA East Regional action.
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May 10, 2014

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore women’s golfer Abby Newton saved her best golf for the final round at firing a 2-under par 70 to close out action at the 2014 NCAA East Regional at Southwood Golf Course on Saturday (May 10).

Her final round moved her up to No. 36 on the leaderboard and gave her a three-day score of  (72-78-70 – 220). Saturday’s round was her first round under par this season and was just three strokes off her career best of 69, set last season. Jenny Hahn of Vanderbilt was the individual medalist with a score of 9-under par 207.

“Today I just stuck to my process and had a very good round,” said Newton. “I’m very thankful for the support of my coaches, family and teammates. I’m looking forward to a great summer of competing and getting ready for the fall season.”

After strong conclusion to her second round, Newton kept that momentum heading into Saturday’s final round. Newton started on No. 10 and got right to business with back-to-back birdies putting her at 2-under par out of the gate.

“It was a fun day for #TeamAbby today,” said head coach Michele Drinkard. “Abby came out on a mission today and that was to stick to her process no matter the situation and it paid off for her.”

On No. 11 Newton came up about 25 yards short of the pin and nearly chipped it in, but responded with a two-foot birdie, keeping her momentum. The Texas also continued her solid drives from the second round. On No. 16, she ripped a 280-yard drive off the tee, placing the ball solidly on the green.

“My favorite quote of the day was after she hit her 5 iron to six feet on her ninth hole,” said Drinkard. “She said ‘I was not going to hook another 5 iron’ I love that kind of fire in a player because that's what it takes to compete in this game.”

The sophomore had a strong start to the day recording two bogeys to three birdies on the first nine holes, while going par the rest of the way. Sitting at -1 at the turn, Newton continues her excellent ball striking maintaining par. She picked up her first birdie of the second nine holes on No. 4.

 Newton closed the round with par on the last five holes including nailing a 12-foot putt to save par on No. 8. She fought the wind a little bit on that putt and didn’t hit the chip shot that she wanted, but saved it with a spectacular putt.

“This tournament will be a turning point in Abby's career,” said Drinkard.  “It was like a light bulb went off and I can't wait to see her lead our team next year starting with our first tournament in Memphis.”

Newton closes her sophomore campaign as Ole Miss top finisher in seven events while recording three top 20 finishes, including one top 10 finish at the Notre Dame Clover Cup. 

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
T15- Kaew Preamchuen (Kennesaw State), 70-72-72--214
T29–Lori Beth Adams (UNC Wilmington), 68-79-71—218
T36-Abby Newton (Ole Miss), 72-78-70-220
T36-Christina Vosters (Penn State), 74-75-71-220
T41-Ellen Ceresko (Penn State), 76-75-70--221
T55-Lacey Fears (Mercer), 73-79-71--223

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