June 20, 2014
On Thursday, rising senior AJ Newell saw her run through the 82nd Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship come to a close after falling 2-and-1 in the semifinals.
The four-day event took place at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. Ladies competed in 36-holes of Stroke Play before being seeded for Match Play.
Before losing out to the eventual champion, Newell tore through three rounds of the amateur championship Match Play, winning 2-and-1, 1-up and 1-up.
"The amateur this week was a great tournament and I learned a lot about what I need to keep working on to be ready for this fall," Newell said. "Coming off my back surgery, my goal this summer is to play as many tournaments as possible so that I am ready for the fall.
"I think this tournament was a solid step in getting me ready. It was a lot of fun playing match play, something we don't get to do in college, and it was a lot of fun to get out there and play head-to-head against some really good girls."
AJ's Match Play Semifinals: lost 2-and-1 Quarterfinals: won 1-up Round of 16: won 1-up Round of 32: won 2-and-1
AJ's Stroke Play 72-73--145 (+3)
Rising sophomore Teleri Hughes and future Lady Vol Blakesly Warren also competed in the Tennessee Women's Amateur. Both ladies advanced from the Stroke Play portion of play (Warren: 72-72--144 +2, Hughes: 75-73--148 +6). Both ladies also advanced to the Round of 16 before being defeated 2-and-1 (Warren) and 4-and-3 (Hughes).
Volunteer fans can continue to keep up with the team this offseason by following @LadyVol_Golf on Twitter.