UCA's Newton named SLC golfer of the month

    1:03 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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    CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) -- University of Central Arkansas freshman James Newton was named the Southland Conference Men's Golfer of the Month for April, the league office announced Wednesday.

    Newton claimed medalist honors for the second consecutive tournament, winning the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate hosted by Ole Miss in Madison, Miss., on March 31-April 2. The freshman from Macclefield, England, shot two rounds of 67 before firing a round of even par for a three-round total of 10-under par 206. Newton's strong showing helped UCA finish second as a team. In the three rounds at the tournament, Newton averaged just 68.6 strokes per round.

    Newton was also medalist in his previous outing, winning the Border Olympics on March 15-16.

    The Bears will compete in the 2013 SLC Championship next week at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas.

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