Jack Newman Prepares for NCAA Notre Dame Regional
May 19, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Not ready for his collegiate career to end, senior Jack Newman heads to the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. for the 2010 NCAA Notre Dame Regional. Newman, who will represent Michigan State as an individual, will begin the 3-day, 54-hole tournament at 10:20 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 20.
Newman will face 14 teams and four other individuals who qualified for the Notre Dame Regional, in an attempt to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The top-five teams and the low individual not on those teams, from each of the six regionals, will move on to The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. on June 1-6.
Participating in the Notre Dame Regional will be Stanford, Florida, Florida State, Duke, LSU, North Carolina State, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Murray State, Detroit and St. Francis (PA). Joining Newman as individuals will be Minnesota's Ben Pisani, Purdue's Erich Johnston, Youngstown State's Ryan Stocke and Iona's Doug Hoppe.
It will be Newman's fourth appearance in an NCAA Regional, having tied for 28th last year, 29th in 2008 and 39th in 2007.
A Second Team All-Big Ten selection for the third consecutive season, Newman has led the Spartans all season, posting team-bests in scoring average (72.42) and birdies (97). His season stroke average is currently second on the MSU single-season scoring list. In the team's 10 stroke play tournaments this season, Newman posted eight top-15 finishes, including two top-5 showings.
For his career, the Des Moines, Iowa, native, is third all-time at MSU with a 73.72 scoring average. Also, Newman has 10 top-5 finishes and 17 top-10 placements.
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