Wilmington Star News: Ewart and New Mexico have been perfect match
CAREER: Arguably the best women's golfer in UNM history...last name is pronounced You-ert...turned pro immediately after completing her collegiate eligibility...finished in a tie for 6th place at the Duramed FUTURES Tour Qualifying Tournament in Winter Haven, Fla., in November of 2009...covered five rounds in 4-under 356 (69-73-73-67-74) to receive full exemption to the 2010 Futures Tour, which she started June 4...will play on the Futures Tour for the remainder of the 2010 season...if she finishes in the top-10 of the money list, Ewart could earn her LPGA Tour card without having to go to Q-school in December of 2010...3-time All-American (2007, `09 and `10) who won a school-record 5 individual titles...UNM career leader with a stroke average of 73.11, 1.27 shots better than No. 2 Kailin Downs...2nd all-time at UNM with 127 career rounds played...has UNM's top-3 single season stroke averages...finished out of the top-20 only 5 times in 42 career tournaments...first player in Mountain West Conference history to win back-to-back conference titles (2007-08) and she added the 2010 championship as well...4-time MWC Player of the Year, the only student-athlete in any MWC sport to be recognized four times...selected to the MWC's 10th anniversary team during her junior season...recipient of the Francisco & Alberta Urrea Golf Scholarship...2008-09 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for Division I and three-time UNM Scholar-Athlete honoree with a 3.70 cumulative GPA, majoring in Psychology...graduated May 15, 2010.
SENIOR (2009-10):A school-record 72.12 scoring average in 33 rounds...finished ranked 5th in the nation in the GolfStat Cup with an adjusted average of +1.026...also 2nd in the nation in Greens in Regulation (79.3%) and 7th in par-4 scoring (4.05)...19 of 33 rounds were par or better...7 rounds in the 60s after just 5 her first three years (94 rounds)...tied for 15th at the NCAA Championships with a 1-over 289 (73-71-72-73), which is the second-lowest 72-hole total by a Lobo at the NCAA Championships and the best finish by a UNM golfer in 12 years...tied for 8th at the NCAA Central Regional at 12-over 228 (72-77-79) despite tying the 2nd-highest 18-hole score as a Lobo in the final round...led the field in par-5 scoring average at 4.75...won her school-record 5th individual title by taking the Mountain West Conference championship April 17 in Seaside, Calif...shot 1-over 217 (71-75-71) for a 4-shot victory, the largest in MWC history...it was her 3rd MWC title...also finished 2nd in three tournaments: Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational and Bruin Wave Invitational...career-best 5-under 67 in the final round of the PING/ASU Invitational with six birdies and a bogey...birdied four straight holes (3-6) on the front...67 ties for second-lowest by a Lobo...Mountain West Conference Women's Golfer of the Month for September...it's the fourth such honor in her collegiate career...shot a school-record 11-under-par 208 (69-71-68) at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational on Sept. 19-20...the 11-under par broke the 23-year-old school record of 10-under set by Caroline Keggi in 1986...Ewart's 208 total is also a Lobo record for 54 holes, breaking Ryley Webb's 209 at the 2001 MWC Championships.
SUMMER 2009: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur in St. Louis, advancing to the 2nd round of the match-play event in early August...tied for 10th at the AIB Ladies Irish Open at the Portmarnock Links in Dublin...she finished at 2-under 214 (74-69-71) and was the top amateur in the 129-player field...Ewart aced the par-3, 165-yard 3rd hole on her way to a 3-under 69 in the second round...a member of the team that played for the Vagliano Trophy at Hamburg (Germany) Golf Club in late July...the competition matches Great Britain & Ireland against the Continent of Europe.
JUNIOR (2008-09): 1st team All-America by the Duramed National Golf Coaches Association...Ewart was also MWC Player of the Year for the third consecutive season...she claimed the award outright in 2009 after sharing the honor in 2007 and 2008...won or shared two individual titles, the Dick McGuire Invitational (6-under 213) in September and the Arizona Invitational (3-under 213) in February... season stroke average of 72.68 was 0.67 shots better than her old school record of 73.35 set as a freshman in 2006-07...9th nationally in the Golfstat Cup standings with a scoring average of 72.68 and was 9th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index with a rating of 71.40...finished No. 2 in the nation in Greens in Regulation (.787), 4th in par-3 scoring (3.05) and 8th in par-4 scoring (4.09)...had 7 top-5 finishes in 10 tournaments, including 3rd place (1-under 215) at the NCAA Central Regional at Ohio State...low round of 69 twice (Dick McGuire and Stanford Intercollegiate)...MWC's women's golfer of the month for September, leading the Lobos to the Dick McGuire title for the first time since 2003...she shot a 6-under 213 (72-69-72), including a title-clinching birdie on No. 16...6-under is her best finish as a Lobo in relation to par...MWC's golfer of the month for February, posting a 72.67 stroke average in six rounds...she claimed a share of the title at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational and tied for seventh place at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic...Ewart, Liz Bennett and Rachel Jennings represented England in the World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy Oct. 8-11 in Adelaide, South Australia.
SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Honorable mention All-American by Golfweek...co-MWC Player of the Year along with TCU's Valentine Derrey...led UNM to the conference title at the Championship Course in Albuquerque by taking medalist honors for the second straight year...shot even-par 219 over three rounds...74.41 stroke average is the 5th-lowest in school history...had seven top-20 finishes and eight rounds of par or better...low round was a 69 at the Stanford Intercollegiate...best 54-hole total was 2-under 217 at the NCAA Preview in Albuquerque when she finished tied for 15th...selected MWC co-golfer of the month for September.
FRESHMAN (2006-07): Second team All-American by the NGCA and Golfweek, establishing a school record with a 73.35 scoring average...co-MWC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors while winning the MWC championship...had 10 top-20 finishes...tied for 7th at the NCAA West Regional...best rond of 68 came at the UNLV Invitational...finished second at the Edean Ihlanfedt Invitational...named Academic All-Conference.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for the Catterick Golf Club under the guidance of head coach Andy Marshall...set four course records during her career...U18 European team champion 2005 (Gold) for England...2004 and 2005 winner of the Girls Home International (England)...named the Daily Telegraph junior champion and took home the title at the Ladies Home Internationals 2005...U21 European team bronze medalist 2006 with England...won the England Northern Ladies Championship...British U18 Open quarterfinalist...played five years of soccer while attending The Wensleydale School in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 7, 1988, in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England...daughter of Zoe and Harvey Ewart...parents both work as trainers in the thoroughbred horse racing industry...enjoys watching soccer along with other sports, listening to music, socializing with friends and working out...majoring in Psychology.