Newman golfers enjoy exceptional seasons

James Bolton

James Bolton

2013 was an exceptional year for both Men’s and Women’s Golf at Newman.

The men’s team earned a second-place finish at the Heartland Conference Championships. Team members Myles Miller and Charles Mommaerts received All-Tournament honors, and James Bolton was voted Freshman of the Year. Miller was the individual champion of the tournament, finishing one over par and six shots better than his closest competitor.

This was the cap of an excellent year for Miller, who was named the Heartland Conference Player of the Year and advanced to the Super Regional, the tournament one step shy of the NCAA Division II National Championships.

Head Men’s Golf Coach Kent Notestine noted both the individual and team accomplishments of the season.

“We’ve got a great young class of really good players,” he said. “We had a first-place win at Texas A&M-Commerce’s tournament in November. The guys set a school record for one round.”

Notestine added that he is looking forward to next year.

“We’ll be a little stronger with new and returning, more experienced, players,” he said.
The women’s team likewise had a memorable season, placing third at the Heartland Conference Championships. Megan Birdsey and Linzi Allan received All-Tournament honors.

The team as a whole finished their season by making it to the NCAA Super Regional Women’s Golf Championships, one level from the National Championships. The women finished eighth at the Super Regional.
“It was definitely a feather in our cap to be able to go to the Super Regional and compete,” said Head Women’s Golf Coach Don Farquhar, who added that he expects an even better season next year. “I fully expect to go back to the Super Regional.”

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