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
We begin this week with the last moment in 1996. Moment No. 21 was a team accomplishment led by Ole Miss head coach Billy Chadwick. Chadwick took over the Ole Miss men's tennis program in 1983. And from that time,... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 3-10, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 14-2 on the season with a series sweep of UALR this past weekend that included the team's fifth walk-off win of the season.- The Rebels moved up to... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy's time on the SEC teleconference Monday as well as selected questions and answers from Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray, Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings and Georgia head coach Mark Fox.Ole Miss... read more
Long-time Ole Miss athletic trainer Leroy Mullins will be inducted into the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame later this month. He will be recognized at the organization's annual clinical symposium March 14-16 at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel... read more
THE SEASON: Ole Miss Basketball (2014) - Episode 7 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, here are each of the first six episodes of The Season: Ole Miss Basketball:Episode 1 (Season overview, Auburn, Mississippi State games)Episode... read more
In less than a full indoor season with the Ole Miss track & field team, Australian distance runner Daniel Bulmer has had a significant impact on the school record books and set the stage for a lot more to come... read more
What a Win tonight... Very Proud of our team #ProudCoach #Passion #Process #1MISSion-- Matt Insell (@minsell) March 6, 2014 What a great win for our program tonight! This team has come so far! Watch us take on Auburn tomorrow night... read more
Proceeding from 1995 to 1996, we will highlight moment No. 23 in head coach Billy Chadwick's career. This particular moment will accentuate a tremendous individual accomplishment. In 1996, Sweden's Johan Hede became the first Rebel in Ole Miss tennis history... read more
The Ole Miss women's basketball team looks to carry the momentum from a 73-71 overtime win over Auburn on Senior Day this past Sunday into this week's Southeastern Conference Tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The Rebels are... read more
Ole Miss and Arkansas are both looking to improve their Southeastern Conference standing and possibly play their way into a top-four seed and a double bye to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament next week in Atlanta. The Rebels are... read more