Hovatter Leads Rebels In Opening Day Action At The Cougar Classic

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Alison Hovatter tied her career-low round with a 73 in opening day action at the 11th annual Cougar Classic.

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Alison Hovatter tied her career-low round with a 73 in opening day action at the 11th annual Cougar Classic.
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Sep 8, 2013

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sophomore Alison Hovatter led the Ole Miss women's golf team in opening day action at the 11th Annual Cougar Classic, shooting a team-best 1-over 73 on Sunday (Sept. 8) at Yeamans Hall. Hovatter's score placed her in a tie for 25th place and tied her career-low round, also set at the Cougar Classic in 2012.  

"This is a young team with a great future ahead," said head coach Michele Drinkard. "We didn't execute today and as a result didn't score, but tomorrow is a new day and our goal will be to improve on our focus and execution."

As a team, the Rebels are sitting in 18th place after first day action, with a 17-over 305. Stani Schiavone and Taelor Rubin each fired a 5-over 77, placing them in a tie for 76th, while Abby Newton shot 6-over 78 and sits in a tie for 82nd place. Senior Kathryn Fowler recorded a 7-over 79 and closed the day tied for 91st place. In total, the Rebels posted six birdies on the day.  

Mississippi State leads the field after day one action, with a 6-under 282. NC State's Brittany Marchand and Mississippi State's Ally McDonald are tied for the individual lead at 6-under 66. Their 66 is the second lowest round in Cougar Classic history.

 Competition continues through Tuesday and fans can follow all the action at the Cougar Classic at Golf Stat. Ole Miss will tee off in the morning group on Monday.

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 (After Day 1)

1

 

Miss. State

282

T2

 

South Carolina

285

T2

 

Clemson

285

T4

 

NC State

287

T4

 

Wake Forest

287

T6

 

College of Charleston

289

T6

 

Baylor

289

8

 

Florida

291

T9

 

Auburn

295

T9

 

LSU

295

T11

 

Furman

298

T11

 

Wisconsin

298

T13

 

Penn State

299

T13

 

Tennessee

299

T13

 

Maryland

299

16

 

Missouri

302

17

 

Coastal Carolina

303

18

 

Mississippi

305

19

 

UNCG

314

20

 

Charleston Southern

329

 Ole Miss Individual Standings
T-26- Alison Hovatter, 73
T-76-Taelor Rubin, 77
T-76-Stani Schiavone, 77
T-82 Abby Newton, 78
T-91 Kathryn Fowler, 79

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