Rebel Golfers To Play in Public Links

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Abby Newton (Pictured) and Stani Schiavone will play at the 38th WAPL at The Home Course in Washington.
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Abby Newton (Pictured) and Stani Schiavone will play at the 38th WAPL at The Home Course in Washington.
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June 4, 2014

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OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss women's golf team will be well represented at the 38th USGA Women's Amateur Public Links (WAPL) as rising senior Stani Schiavone and rising junior Abby Newton have both qualified for the event.  Schiavone and Newton are each making their third appearance at the amateur event, which will be held at the Home Course in DuPont, Wash., July 14-19.

Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard is quite proud of both Schiavone and Newton as they head west for the prestigious amateur event.

"The Women's Amateur Public Links is one of the best competitive summer tournaments and I couldn't be more pleased to have two of our Rebels playing in the field," said Drinkard. "I'm excited for Stani and Abby to get to play in the tournament, but to also have the opportunity to visit an area of the country neither has experienced yet. It will be a priceless adventure and something they will remember forever." 

Schiavone qualified for the event by finishing second at her sectional qualifier with a 2-over par 74. The Bangor, Pa., native has also qualified for the WAPL in 2007 and 2010. Schiavone, who just completed her second year at Ole Miss after transferring from Baylor, had some great moments during 2013-14. She posted three top-20 finishes, including a season-best 11th-place finish at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Hawai'i. Schiavone posted a career-best 68 in the final round of the Rebel Intercollegiate and was Ole Miss' top finisher in two events.

"Qualifying for the Women's Public Links is exciting because the tournament is always well run with good competition," said Schiavone. "It also has special significance to me because it's being hosted in my late golf coaches home state of Washington."

Newton also advanced to the championship through a qualifier in her home state of Texas. The rising junior is coming off a very successful sophomore campaign for the Rebels. Newton represented Ole Miss at the 2014 NCAA Regionals and finished in 36th place with a three-day score of 220, including firing a 2-under par 70 in the final round. Newton led the Rebels in stroke average throughout the season with a 74.59 stroke average and recorded three top-20 finishes and one top-10 finish in 2013-14.

"I'm very excited to compete in the Women's Public Links," said Newton. It will be my third consecutive trip and I'm really looking forward to playing well." 

Ole Miss closed out the 2013-14 golf season with a team average of 301.81. The Rebels posted back-to-back top-five finishes at the Clover Cup and Anuenue Spring Break Classic.

The 2014 WAPL will be the final year of both the Women's Amateur Public Links and the Amateur Public Links. The U.S. Amateur Public Links was first played in 1922, and is the fourth-oldest championship conducted by the USGA. The APL was established to provide public golfers with access to a national championship because, at that time, the U.S. Amateur Championship was restricted to players from USGA Member Clubs. The U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links was established in 1977, for the same reason as the APL.

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