More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
Bulldogs finish 10th out of 14 teams
LA Tech joins 14-team field for event
Final round set for Tuesday morning
LA Tech hosts 11 teams in spring event
Photos from day one of the Argent Financial Classic at Squire Creek.
2012-13: Earned Academic all-WAC honors ... Competed in seven events during the season ... Registered a 78.8 scoring average in 20 rounds of golf ... Finished tied for 46th at the Argent Financial Classic (83-76-76=235) ... Shot a low round of 75 at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate.
High School: Lettered five years for coaches Scott Sills, Kyle Hill and Eddie Moss at Cedar Creek High School ... Won the Louisiana Class A individual title four straight years (freshman through senior) while leading Cedar Creek to the team title all four years ... 4-time all-state and all-region ... Won the Jason Moss Award as a junior ... Named academic all-state Class A as a senior ... Finished first at regionals in 2009 and 2010, second in 2011 and third in 2012 ... Won the Tournament of Champions at Tamahka Trails (Marksville, La.) in 2011 which features the top five finishers in each class at the state meet ... Featured in SI.com's Faces in the Crowd.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Layne Newton ... Son of Joe and Tina Newton ... Has one brother, Logan ... Born March 21, 1994 in West Monroe, La.