Ericka Schneider advanced to the match play portion of the WAPL by recording a par in a playoff.
June 18, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – Three Ole Miss women’s golfers qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links by playing top notch golf in their respective qualifying sectionals. Alison Hovatter, Abby Newton and Ericka Schneider continued their play Monday and Tuesday, and all three have qualified for the championship portion of the tournament.
Played at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (6,287/6,342 yards, par 72) in Norman, Okla., all three golfers qualified in the top 64 in the two rounds of stroke play, and will now advance to the match play portion of the WAPL, which will be played Wednesday-Saturday.
“It was a pretty awesome day to hit the trifecta and have all three of our Rebels advance to the championship round,” Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard said. “Now it’s game on in match play and they need to come out, play their strategy and compete hard.”
Hovatter, a rising sophomore from Meridianville, Ala., finished in a tie for 51st with an 8-over-par, 152.
Newton, also a rising sophomore, finished the stroke play portion of the tournament in a tie for 17th after carding a 3-over-par, 147. The Katy, Texas, native shot a 76 Monday before rebounding with a 1-under-par, 71, Tuesday to finish in the top-20. Newton had five birdies total in Tuesday’s round.
Schneider had the most dramatic afternoon, as she had to play one extra hole of golf Tuesday. Schneider, who hails from Bradenton, Fla., finished in a tie for 59th with nine other golfers Tuesday at 9-over-par.
All 10 golfers went to hole No. 10 to begin the sudden victory playoff. After her tee shot, Schneider hit a wedge to 15 feet of the cup. Schneider’s birdie putt just missed and she tapped in for par, which proved to be enough, as four of the 10 golfers bogeyed.
Newton will tee off Wednesday at 10:09 a.m. CT against Nevada’s Louise Yi. Yi shot 7-over-par in stroke play.
Nine minutes later, Schneider will face Mariel Galdiano, who finished in a tie for fourth in stroke play with a 2-under-par, 142.
Hovatter will play in the second to last match of the day Wednesday, teeing off at 1 p.m. CT against Princeton’s Kelly Shon, who shot an even par, 144.
Each match in the match play portion of the tournament is played over 18 holes except for the championship Saturday, which is a 36-hole match.
Ole Miss' best finish at the WAPL came in 2010 when Sara Grantham reached the semifinals.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship began in 1977. It is one of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the United States Golf Association. The tournament is a championship for female amateur golfers who play on public courses and are not members of private clubs.
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37th U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club Norman, Okla. Par 72 – 6,287/6,342 yards
Match Play – Round of 64 Abby Newton (Ole Miss) vs. Louise Yi (Nevada) – 10:09 a.m. Ericka Schneider (Ole Miss) vs. Mariel Galdiano – 10:18 a.m. Alison Hovatter (Ole Miss) vs. Kelly Shon (Princeton) – 1:00 p.m.
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