Abby Newton will compete in the 113th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Charleston, S.C.
July 11, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss women’s golfer Abby Newton is adding to her strong summer season. Just over three weeks after advancing to the match play portion of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, Newton, a rising sophomore, has qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Charleston, S.C.
The premier U.S. golf tournament for female amateurs, the 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur will be played at the Country Club of Charleston (6,488 yards, par 71) from Aug. 5-11. It will be the first United States Golf Association championship conducted at the Country Club of Charleston.
“We are thrilled Abby qualified for the U.S. Amateur for her third year in a row,” Ole Miss women’s golf assistant coach Janell Howland said. “After qualifying for match play in the U.S. Public Links, Abby knows what she needs to do for a great run in the U.S. Amateur. We are excited to watch her and all of Rebel Nation is cheering her on."
Newton qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur with a 3-over-par, 74, at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. The club, founded in 1957, has a strong history after having hosted the 1967 Ryder Cup and the 1969 U.S. Open.
Newton was one of nine players to qualify from her sectional, which is one of 18 sites throughout the country. With six golfers tied at 74 and only five spots remaining, Newton kept her poise and advanced in a one-hole playoff.
“I wasn’t hitting the ball very well so I had to do what I do best,” Newton said. “In the playoff you have to keep calm and play to your strengths. I’m not too nervous about the U.S. Amateur because it will be my sixth USGA championship event. It’s more exciting than anything.”
After playing in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links earlier in the summer, Newton said the U.S. Women’s Amateur will continue to help her game as she prepares for her sophomore season.
“It’s good to play in these tournaments because it keeps you in tournament mode,” Newton said. “I’m excited for a good fall year.”
Newton’s caddie at the U.S. Amateur will be Ole Miss women’s golf head coach Michele Drinkard.
The starting field of 156 players – of which only 31 were fully exempt from qualifying – will open the tournament with two rounds of stroke play Aug. 5-6. After the 36 total holes of stroke play, the top 64 scorers will advance to the match play portion of the tournament. The first round of match play will begin Aug. 7, while the second and third rounds will be Aug. 8. The quarterfinals will be Aug. 9, the semifinals will take place Aug. 10, and the 36-hole championship will be Aug. 11.
The USGA accepted a record 1,170 entries for this year’s tournament. The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of the USGA’s original three championships, and was first held in 1895.
A Katy, Texas, native, Newton played in every tournament last season for Ole Miss as a freshman. She posted the third best scoring average on the team at 75.93, and was the Rebels’ top finisher at the NCAA East Regional in Auburn, Ala.
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