Newton Opens Action at 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Abby Netwon closed opening round stroke play action at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship with 8-over par, 79 on Monday (Aug. 5).
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Abby Netwon closed opening round stroke play action at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship with 8-over par, 79 on Monday (Aug. 5).
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Aug. 5, 2013

TWITTER: @OleMissWGolf
FACEBOOK:
OleMissWomen'sGolf

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Rising sophomore Abby Newton (Katy, Texas) teed off action at the 113th 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday (Aug. 5) at the Country Club of Charleston, in Charleston, S.C.

"I'm very excited to play, said Newton. "I feel more relaxed and ready to compete. Having more experience playing in the Amateur will help me to be more comfortable and keep it simple. The plan is to keep everything simple, focused and calm." 

In first round stroke play action, Newton carded an 8-over par, 79. Newton opened action in the afternoon wave of golfers and was paired with Alleman Zech and Mariel Galindo. The rising sophomore will continue stroke play action on Tuesday (Aug. 6) with a 7:30 a.m. tee time.

The Katy, Texas native, is making her third consecutive appearance in the Amateur Championship and earlier this summer advanced to the first round of match play at the U.S. Women's Public Links.

Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard will spend the week caddying for Newtown. Drinkard will be making her second appearance as a caddie at the Women's Amateur, last taking the course in 2002 with Kathy Hartwiger who was the U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion.

 "I'm honored that Abby has asked me to caddy for her at the U.S. Women's Amateur," said Drinkard. "We match up really well in our thought process which is key on the golf course. She is laid back in her personality and has a dry sense of humor which will make for a lot of fun.

 Abby had the experience last season playing Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, another course designed by Seth Raynor so she already understands his unique green complexes and the shots needed around the green.  It should be a fun week!"

Drinkard offered up her services after Newton qualified with a 3-over par, 74, at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas last month.

"When coach Drinkard found out I qualified she said she would be there and would like to caddie for me and I thought it was a great idea," said Newton." It's very helpful to have somebody that you feel comfortable with and who has a lot of experience at this level of competition."

This tournament will help me prepare for our fall season. Our first tournament is in Charleston and the course is very similar to this week's course, which will be beneficial as we start the fall season."

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.

The schedule for the rest of the week can be found here. The Golf Channel will televise the event beginning on Wednesday (Aug. 7) at 3 p.m.

For all Ole Miss women's golf news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at Ole Miss Women's Golf.

August 5, 2013
Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations

 

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Aug. 25-31)

      Monday, September 1, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewAug. 25-31, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss opened the 2014 season with a 35-13 win over Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta's Georgia Dome.- The Rebels led 7-6 entering the fourth quarter... read more

    • ESPN's Chucky Mullins Documentary to Debut Thursday

      Monday, September 1, 2014 - Football

      The SEC Storied documentary "It's Time," centered on the the inspirational friendship between former Vanderbilt football player Brad Gaines and former Ole Miss football player Chucky Mullins, will premiere on Tuesday on the Vanderbilt campus and will debut on... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Aug. 31

      Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Athletics

      This is a new concept we've created for the Ole Miss Sports Blog that we're calling Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-Boise State

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      The No. 18 Ole Miss football team won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game defeating Boise State 35-13. The Rebels move into Southeastern Conference next week with a road test at Vanderbilt from Nashville's LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The... read more

    • 'The New Normal' on Defense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- Boise State had been the highest scoring team in the nation, averaging 40.2 points per game dating back to the 2000 season.  Highlighted by four interceptions, eight tackles for loss and big hits by several different players, the... read more

    • Second-Half Surge for Rebel Offense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- After an up-and-down first half, which included a touchdown and three interceptions, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense found their stride in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 early in the... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Boise State Motivational

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Boise State Official Team Motivational '14 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Boise State

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss opens its 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Contrast in Experience Boise State has one of the youngest teams in the country with 67 freshmen... read more

    • Volleyball Opens Steven McRoberts Era

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Volleyball

      Here are three pieces to keep in mind as we look ahead to the Ole Miss volleyball team's season-opening weekend in Buffalo, New York, starting with Canisius on Friday morning, the first of four matches over three days at the... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 1 (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Dome, Sweet Dome for Atlanta Area Rebels

      Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Football

      For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships.  For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Forward Together Construction Update

      Monday, August 25, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • Relentless is the Word on Defense

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Football

      ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word.  Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense.  And... read more

    • McCormick, Defense Shine in Win

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Soccer

      After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more

    • Rebels Battle to Draw on Historic Night

      Friday, August 22, 2014 -

      Big time crowd for @SECNetwork live sports event debut. Record attendance of 1,823 for @OleMissSoccer Let's finish strong.-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August 23, 2014 Ole Miss kicked off the 2014 season in thrilling fashion, rallying to a 1-1 draw with... read more