Rebels Record Top-10 Finish At Golfweek Conference Challenge

Ericka Schneider

Sept. 26, 2012

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VAIL, Colo. – Just two tournaments into the season, the Ole Miss women’s golf team recorded its first top-10 finish of the year, finishing 6th out of 18 teams at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at the Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colo.

For the three day tournament, the Rebels shot an 899 (300-296-303). Individually, the team was led by seniors Haley Sanders and Ericka Schneider.  Sanders fired a 1-over 73 in the final round to end the tournament with a 4-over 220 (73-74-73). Schneider carded a 4-over 76 today and ended the tournament with a 5-over 221 (75-70-76).

“This was a good tournament for us this week,” head coach Michele Drinkard said. “Our energy was really positive, and the team fed well off of each other. Although we didn't finish the way we would have liked, we feel like this will lead us well into the rest of the fall. We see what we can improve on, and we will work very hard to get better.”

Pepperdine won the tournament, carding a 4-under 860 (286-289-285) while Demi Runas from UC Davis was the tournament’s top individual finisher carding a 7-under 209 (71-67-71).

Abby Newton carded a 4-over 76 in the final round while Alison Hovatter carded a 6-over 78. Kathryn Fowler ended the round with an 8-over 80.

Ole Miss will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 12-14 for the UNC Tar Heel Invitational. Follow Ole Miss women’s golf on Twitter @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at

T13      Haley Sanders (5)       73        74        73        220
T15      Ericka Schneider (3)   75        70        76        221
T44      Alison Hovatter (2)     75        77        78        230
T60      Abby Newton (1)        83        75        76        234
T76      Kathryn Fowler (4)     77        86        80        243


1          Pepperdine      -4         286      289      285      860

2          UC Davis        +1        292      285      288      865

3          Oklahoma        +17      286      300      295      881

4          Campbell         +30      298      303      293      894

5          Denver                        +31      305      297      293      895

6          Ole Miss          +35      300      296      303      899

7          UTSA              +40      307      296      301      904

8          East Tenn.St.   +42      298      306      302      906

9          UCLA             +50      310      294      310      914

10        Florida State   +51      304      311      300      915

T11      San Diego State +54      302      305      311      918

T11      South Florida  +54      305      307      306      918

13        Georgia State  +55      310      314      295      919

14        San Jose State +58      303      314      305      922

15        Nebraska         +60      303      307      314      924

16        Tulsa                +63      311      307      309      927

17        Furman            +65      305      307      317      929

18        Missouri State +82      318      315      313      946

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