Became the first Spartan to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links this summer, earning him an invitation to the 2009 Masters ... Became the first Spartan to play in the Masters; finishing in a tie for 65th ... A three-time Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... PING All-Midwest Region as a junior and senior ... Third on the Spartans' career stroke average list at 73.59 ... Has three of the top-20 best single-season scoring marks - second as a senior (72.03), fifth as a junior (72.87) and 16th as a sophomore (74.00) ... Has three career individual titles and 10 top-five placements ... 2008-09 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, one of six Spartans to be honored all-time ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten and two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
SENIOR (2009-10): Second Team All-Big Ten for the third-straight season ... PING All-Midwest Region ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... One of two Spartans to compete in all 12 events ... Led the team in scoring average (72.03), birdies (109), top-5 (2), top-10 (6) and top-20 (9) finishes, sub-par rounds (15), percentage of rounds counted (98.4%), par-4 scoring (+0.26) and par-5 scoring (-0.79) ... His season scoring average of 72.03 is second all-time on the MSU single-season scoring list ... Finished seventh at the Spartan Classic with a 211 (70-69-72) ... Tied for 14th at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate with a 227 (76-76-75) ... Tied for fifth at the Firestone Invitational with a 219 (72-73-74) ... Had his best showing of the season, tying for second at the UNCG Bridgestone, shooting a 206 (67-69-70), which tied his career low 54-hole total ... Went 1-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship ... Tied for 11th at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate with a 221 (71-78-72) ... Tied for sixth at the River Landing Intercollegiate with a 212 (73-70-69) ... Finished sixth at the Western Intercollegiate with a 208 (68-69-71) ... Placed second at the Fossum Invitational with a 214 (67-74-73) ... Second on the Spartans and 24th overall at the Big Ten Championship with a 297 (71-75-79-72) ... Selected as an individual to the NCAA Notre Dame Regional; finished in a tie for 11th at 209 (72-68-69).
2009 MASTERS: Finished in a tie for 65th at four-over par 148 (72-76) ... Second-best amateur finish, ending up a stroke behind British Amateur champion Reinier Saxton ... Best finish by a U.S. Amateur Public Links champion at the Masters since Ryan Moore finished in a tie for 13th in 2005 ... Was 16th after 36 holes with nine birdies ... Tied for second at the annual Par 3 Contest with a three-under par 24, two strokes behind champion Tim Clark ... Led the field with five birdies, posting a 2 at the second, third, fourth, sixth and ninth holes.
JUNIOR (2008-09): Second Team All-Big Ten for the second-straight season ... Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... PING All-Midwest Region ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient ... One of two Spartans to compete in all 13 events ... Led the team with a 72.87 scoring average; good for fourth best on the MSU single-season scoring list ... Finished season ranked 56th by Golfweek/Sagarin and 57th by Golfstat ... Had team-highs in top-five (4), top-10 (7) and top-20 (9) finishes ... Shared the individual title with teammate Graham Baillargeon at the season-opening Spartan Classic with a 68 ... Tied for 15th at both the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic and The Prestige ... Tied for ninth at the UNCG Bridgestone with a 218 (69-77-72) ... Tied for fifth at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate (71-76-74 -- 221) ... Went 2-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, beating Wisconsin's Dan Woltman (1up) and Illinois' Scott Langley (2&1) in the No. 1 spot ... Tied for eighth at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, carding a 218 (75-69-74) ... Tied for second at the Western Intercollegiate after firing a season-low 213 (73-71-69) ... Finished second at the Fossum Invitational with a 178 (72-71-35) ... Was the top Spartan at the Big Ten Championship, firing a 291 (69-70-77-75) to tie for 10th ... Also top MSU golfer at the NCAA South Central Regional, finishing in a tie for 28th at 230 (76-78-76).
SUMMER 2008: Won the U.S. Amateur Public Links, becoming the first Spartan to take home the title ... Entered the match play portion as the No. 20 seed, after back-to-back 71s in the qualifying rounds ... Upset two All-Americans en route to his 5&3 win over John Chin, the 2008 Big West Player of the Year, in the 36-hole final ... Shot a 145 (74-71) in stroke play at the U.S. Amateur to tie for 63rd, but lost in a playoff for the final two positions in match play ... Competed in the Western Amateur.
SOPHOMORE (2007-08): A Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... A member of the Academic All-Big Ten Team ... Second on the team with a 74.00 stroke average and with 83 birdies ... Led the team with a 73.44 scoring average in his opening rounds ... Had three top-five finishes, including a win at the Western Intercollegiate ... His best finish in the fall came at the Fighting Irish Invitational, where he tied for fourth with a season-low 211 (71-69-71) ... Tied for 20th at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge with a 226 (76-78-72) ... Won his second individual title at the Western Intercollegiate, shooting a 214 (69-67-78) ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week accolades for the week of April 2, 2008 ... Tied for fifth at the Big Ten Championship, earning his All-Championship honors, after carding a 293 (70-74-70-79) ... Top Spartan finisher at the NCAA East Regional, tying his season-low with a 211 (70-68-71).
SUMMER 2007: Finished 16th at the Iowa Amateur Championship ... Advanced to round of 32 at Iowa Match Play Championship ... Medalist at US Open Local Qualifying with a score of 70 at South Bend Country Club in South Bend, Ind.
FRESHMAN (2006-07): Competed in 12 events, finishing third on the team with a 75.40 scoring average and 77 birdies ... Spartans' recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Named the team's Best First Year Player ... Also had three eagles and six sub-par rounds, both also third ... Recorded his first career win at the Fossum/Spartan Invitational, shooting a career-low 206 (67-72-67), tying with fellow Spartan Matt Harmon ... Share Big Ten Player of the Week honors with Harmon on April 25, 2007 after the Fossum ... His 18-hole total of 67 in the first and third rounds of the Fossum are a career-best; also carded a 67 in the second round of the Maxwell ... Had three other top-20 finishes, including a tie for 12th at the Big Ten Championship, carding a 301 (77-77-72-75) ... Also tied for 15th at both the Boilermaker with a 150 (76-74) and the Maxwell with a 209 (68-67-74) ... Represented the Spartans at the NCAA Central Regional, placing 39th, and the NCAA Championship, tying for 23rd - both finishes were third on the team.
SUMMER 2006: Advanced to sectional qualifying of the U.S. Open ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links ... Finished 14th at the Iowa Amateur, posting a 54-hole score of 223 (73-76-74) ... Posted a fifth-place finish at the Des Moines Men's City Tournament, shooting a 215 (71-73-71).
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa ... Served as golf team captain his junior and senior seasons ... Named 4A Iowa State Golfer of the Year in 2005 ... Won 4A State Golf Championship by four strokes with a 36-hole score of 138 (68-70) ... Recorded a 70.1 scoring average as a senior, and did not finish lower than second in any high school tournament ... Shot school-record rounds of 32 and 66 as a junior ... Qualified for state tournament as a junior ... Academic All-Conference in golf (four years), basketball (two years), baseball (two years), and swimming (one year) ... Qualified for the 2005 U.S. Junior Am ... Won Low Am at Herman's Sani at 10-under par ... Won Iowa Junior Tour Championshp at seven-under par ... Member of National Honor Society and National Council on Youth Leadership.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 20, 1987 ... Son of Bob and Maribeth Newman ... Brother Dave played basketball at Northwestern University and Drake University ... Father played baseball for Illinois State ... His dad is his biggest golf influence because he introduced him to the game ... Career ambition is to play on the PGA Tour ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies, focused in human resources and society.
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