Three Rebels Prepare for U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Abby Newton, pictured, will compete in the US Women's Amateur Public Links on Monday along with Alison Hovatter and Ericka Schneider.
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Abby Newton, pictured, will compete in the US Women's Amateur Public Links on Monday along with Alison Hovatter and Ericka Schneider.
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June 16, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. - The U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links will have an Ole Miss flavor to it this year. Rising Ole Miss sophomores Alison Hovatter and Abby Newton, along with Ericka Schneider, who exhausted her eligibility at the NCAA East Regional in May, will compete for the title beginning Monday.

The 2013 Public Links will take place at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (6,214/6,351 yards, par 72) in Norman Okla. Hovatter and Schneider each earned their place into the individual amateur championship, one of 10 organized by the United States Golf Association, by taking medalist honors at their respective qualifiers.

Hovatter won her qualifier at the Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn., by five strokes with a 72. Schneider was a co-medalist with two other golfers at The Links at Boynton Beach in Boynton Beach, Fla., with a 71. Newton qualified by finishing third with a 75 at the Blackhorse Golf Club in Cypress, Texas.

"It's nice to be well represented at the WAPL, and I can already hear some Hotty Toddy's out there too," Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard said. "We competed on this Oklahoma golf course several years ago and it was a fun golf course to play. If you take advantage of the par 5's on this course, and have a good week on the greens, you can shoot some low numbers.  If the wind picks up, which it can out there, it can be a lot tougher but still score able with a good short game."

The WAPL will open Monday and Tuesday with two rounds of stroke play. The top 64 players then advance to the match play portion of the tournament. Each match is played over 18 holes except for the championship, which is a 36-hole match.

Ole Miss' best finish at the WAPL came in 2010 when Sara Grantham reached the semifinals.

The Rebels competed at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club on Sept. 24-26, 2010, in the Suzie Maxwell Berning Classic. Ole Miss finished fourth in that tournament.

Hovatter, Newton and Schneider competed in the most tournaments for the Rebels during the 2012-13 collegiate season. Hovatter competed in 10 tournaments as a freshman, while Newton and Schneider each competed in a dozen. Schneider had the best scoring average on the team among players who competed in five or more tournaments, while Newton had the second lowest scoring average.

For all Ole Miss women's golf news and information, go to OleMissSports.com.

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