Schneider Advances To Round of 32 at WAPL

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Ericka Schneider won 2 and 1 Wednesday to advance to the round of 32 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

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Ericka Schneider won 2 and 1 Wednesday to advance to the round of 32 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

June 19, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. - Ericka Schneider got off to a strong start Wednesday in the opening round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in Norman, Okla., and held on to win 2 and 1 and advance to the second round.

Rising sophomores Alison Hovatter and Abby Newton each fell in the opening round of match play at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (6,287/6,342 yards, par 72) after advancing through the two rounds of stroke play Monday and Tuesday.

"Ericka came ready to compete right off the first tee and set the tone for the match," Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard said. "You have to take that mentality that it is your match, and take charge by making some birdies. Tomorrow she needs to deliver that same message and I believe she will."

Schneider, who advanced to the match play stage of the Public Links after surviving a sudden victory playoff Tuesday, jumped out to an early lead over Mariel Galdiano, who finished in a tie for fourth overall during stroke play.

Schneider birdied two of the first three holes Wednesday to go 2 up, and stretched her lead to 4 up through eight holes of competition. Galdiano made a push on the back nine, and cut Schneider's lead to one with two holes to play, but another birdie by Schneider on No. 17 gave her the 2 & 1 victory.

Schneider, who exhausted her eligibility with the Rebels at the NCAA East Regional in May, will face Lauren Diaz-Yi on Thursday in the round of 32 at 8:30 a.m. CT. Diaz-Yi is an incoming freshman at Virginia this fall.

Rising sophomore Abby Newton lost 6 and 4 to Louise Yi of Nevada, while fellow rising sophomore Alison Hovatter lost 6 and 5 to Princeton's Kelly Shon.

The winner of Schneider and Diaz-Yi's match Thursday morning will then tee it up again in the afternoon to compete in the round of 16. Friday will feature the quarterfinals and semifinals, and the 36-hole championship match will take place Saturday. Each match in the match play portion of the tournament is played over 18 holes except for the championship Saturday.

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.

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

37th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Norman, Okla.
Par 72 - 6,287/6,342 yards

Stroke Play - Two Rounds
T17 - Abby Newton - 76-71 - 147 (+3)
T51 - Alison Hovatter - 75-77 - 152 (+8)
*T59 - Ericka Schneider - 74-79 - 153 (+9)
*Advanced to championship on first tiebreaker hole

Match Play - Round of 64
Louise Yi (Nevada) def. Abby Newton (Ole Miss) - 6 & 4
Ericka Schneider (Ole Miss) def. Mariel Galdiano - 2 & 1
Kelly Shon (Princeton) def. Alison Hovatter (Ole Miss) - 6 & 5

Match Play - Round of 32
Ericka Schneider (Ole Miss) vs. Lauren Diaz-Yi (Virginia) - 8:30 a.m. CT

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