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    AJ Newell     
     
      AJ Newell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Homeschooled/Northside Christian

Height:
5-7

Experience:
2L

CAREER SCORECARD (Through June 1, 2014)

Year Trns. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low High Par or Better T10 T25
2011-12 11 33 2,518 76.30 70 86 5 2 3
2012-13 10 30 2,264 75.47 71 79 3 - 3
2013-14 6 16 1,219 76.19 70 81 2 - -
Totals 27 79 6,001 75.96 70 86 10 2 6

CAREER EVENTS
Junior (2013-14)
Cougar Classic 79-79-75--233 83t
Mercedes-Benz Championship 74-76--150 46t
Betsy Rawls Invitational 75-73-70--218 26t
Alamo Invitational 72-76-75--223 50t
Rebel Intercollegiate 79-78-W--157 96
NCAA West Regional 79-78-81--238 96
Sophomore (2012-13)
Cougar Classic 75-77-73--225 63t
Liz Murphey Fall Preview 77-74-76--227 45t
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate 74-74-72--220 20t
Alamo Invitational 71-79-77--227 47t
Seminole Match Up 73-75-75--223 13
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate 76-76-76--228 36t
LSU Classic 73-74-79--226 12t
Bryan National Collegiate 78-78-71--227 47t
SEC Championship 81-77-75--233 28t
NCAA East Regional 73-77-78--228 73t
Freshman (2011-12)
Cougar Classic 76-77-71--224 57
Mason Rudolph Fall Preview 79-81-76--236 77t
Tar Heel Invitational 74-74-72--220 29t
SEC/Pac-12 Challenge 71-78-75--224 44t
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate 78-75--153 33t
LSU Classic 76-73-75--224 10t
Anuenue Spring Break Classic 72-73-76--221 4t
Bryan National Collegiate 80-76-75--231 50t
SEC Championship 82-83-86--251 55
NCAA Central Regional 75-77-75--227 23t
NCAA Championship 75-83-79-70--307 93t

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Junior (2013-14)


  • Sat out majority of spring season with back injury, returning to compete in the NCAA Regional
  • Had a career tournament at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational... Recorded the 54-hole score of her career (218), tied lowest single round of career (70) and finished T-26th.
Sophomore (2012-13)


  • Tied for 63rd at the Cougar Classic, jumping up almost 20 spots in the standings from the second to final round
  • Posted her first top-20 finish of the season at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships, carding an eagle and two birdies in the final round
  • Finished the fall campaign with a 74.92 stroke average
  • Recorded her best finish on the season as she placed 13th at the FSU Match-Up
  • Tied for 36th at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
  • Earned her best finish of the season, tying for 12th with a 226 (+10) card at the LSU Classic
  • Tied for 47th at the Bryan National Collegiate with an 11-over par 227 total
Freshman (2011-12)


  • Competed in all 11 tournaments as a freshman for the Lady Vols
  • Finished tied for 4th at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic with a 221 (+5), the highest finish for Tennessee at the tournament
  • Posted five rounds of par or better
  • Carded two top-10 finishes, coming at the LSU Classic and the Anuenue Spring Break Classic
  • Contributed to the team's win at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic with a 224 (+8), good for a 10th place finish overall and 2nd on the team
Amateur


  • 2010 AJGA Honorable Mention All-American
  • Ranked as the ninth-best junior player in the 2011 Class by Polo
  • Nabbed eight top-five AJGA finishes, including a win at the 2007 Junior All-Star at PGA National and a runner-up finish in June 2009 at the AJGA Junior at Steelwood
  • Took third at the 2010 AJGA Junior at Innisbrook
  • Placed 14th at the Junior PGA Championship in August
Prior to Tennessee


  • Although she was homeschooled, Newell earned five varsity letters and was a captain for two years at Northside Christian High School in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Wrapped up her prep career by leading Northside Christian to its second straight runner-up team finish at the Florida Class A Championships
  • Tied for third at the Championships with a two-day total of 73-68=141
  • Tied for the individual lead at the state tourney as a junior with a 70-72=142 score in Ocala; ended up second after a playoff

Personal


  • Born April 9, 1993 in Tampa, Fla.
  • Parents: Robin and Jon Newell
  • Major: Communication Studies (Minor: Journalism)
  • Tennessee legacy: Both of her parents are graduates of Tennessee.
  • Her father threw the shot put & discus for the UT track & field team. He once held the school record in the shot put.
  • Fun fact: She loves history. She takes every opportunity to visit historical places. She has been on multiple aircraft carriers and even to Parris Island where the Marines train.
  • Any superstitions: She always plays with her Marine Corps ball marker
  • Favorite athlete: Lindsey Vonn
  • Biggest accomplishment: Finishing her first 5k. She stated it was like winning a golf tournament.
  • Why she chose Tennessee: "Tennessee was the best program for me because it provides all the support I need to work toward my dream to become a professional golfer."
  • Favorite TV Show: Homeland
  • Biggest Influence: Her parents. "They both followed their dreams in their sports and they inspire me and encourage me to do the same."
  • Recipient of the Wayne Basler Women's Athletic Endowed Golf Scholarship

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