Schneider Advances To Round of 32 at WAPL Schneider wins 2 & 1 in first round of match play
Ericka Schneider won 2 and 1 Wednesday to advance to the round of 32 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
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
Ole Miss fell 17-10 in overtime to intrastate rival Mississippi State, but the Rebels' one score provided a special moment for two of the team's unsung players. Down 7-0 with 31 seconds left in the first half, Ole Miss called... read more
Ole Miss sent seniors Kellie Goss and Kara Morgan out with a win as the Rebels topped LSU 3-2 on Senior Night. "It was a great win," head coach Joe Getzin said. "We tweaked the lineup, and one of our... read more
One of the core values for the Ole Miss football program is mental toughness. With a rivalry game in a hostile environment, it will carry a greater importance. "You're going into a hostile environment, and that's the biggest thing," offensive... read more
The Egg Bowl returns to Thanksgiving night for the first time since 2003, which is also the last time Ole Miss won in Starkville. Thursday's game is the 110th meeting of one of the nation's most-played rivalries and the 86th... read more
Ole Miss had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 24-10 loss to No. 8 Missouri on Saturday night. The 24th-ranked Rebels now face a quick turnaround as they travel to face intrastate rival Mississippi State on Thursday night in... read more
Head coach Hugh Freeze meets with members of the media following Wednesday's practice.Ole Miss is the only school in the upper half of the SEC statistical rankings in every major offensive and defensive category. This week, the Rebels face one... read more
Photo Gallery Courtney Cunningham is a builder. While playing volleyball for Ole Miss from 2009-11, Cunningham helped build the Rebels into an NCAA Tournament team while also earning her civil engineering degree. From that degree, Cunningham is helping build... read more
There's a different air surrounding this week's primetime showdown with No. 8 Missouri, the Rebels' first top-10 test since a 27-24 win over then-No. 6 LSU back on Oct. 19. "It's a huge week for us," junior quarterback Bo Wallace... read more
Freshman wide receiver Laquon Treadwell caught a short pass from junior quarterback Bo Wallace, made six Troy defenders miss and dove into the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown. It was the start of a historic day for the Ole... read more
Ole Miss won its second ever NCAA Tournament game and set a school record for wins in a season with 16, as seven different Rebels scored in a 9-0 win over Jackson State Friday night. No. 22-ranked Ole Miss (16-5-2)... read more
Tony Dungy, who won a Super Bowl as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, visited campus Wednesday. He spent time with head coach Hugh Freeze, spoke to the team and signed the equipment room Wall of Fame. "He's one of... read more
Ole Miss is bowl eligible for the second straight year under head coach Hugh Freeze after a 34-24 win over Arkansas this past Saturday. The Rebels are also 6-3 for the first time since 2009, when the started 8-3 before... read more
After Ole Miss took a 20-10 lead into halftime, the momentum swung in favor of Arkansas after an interception, a touchdown-scoring drive and a defensive three-and-out to start the third quarter. Now leading 20-17, senior quarterback Barry Brunetti converted a... read more
Junior guard Jarvis Summers scored a career-high 28 points to lift Ole Miss past Troy, 69-54, in Saturday's season opener in the Tad Smith Coliseum. He shot 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from the field, including 5-for-10 from 3-point range. "He was... read more