Alston Newsom
Alston Newsom
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy
Home Course: Riverfront GC

2018-19: JUNIOR

  • Started six tournaments and appeared in 23 competitive rounds for the Rams
  • Recorded his first collegiate top-10 finish and fired a second-round 67 to place ninth at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational (Sept. 10-11)
  • Placed 10th (76-71-71) at the Wildcat Fall Invitational (Sept. 17-18)

2017-18: SOPHOMORE

  • Logged a pair of starts and 18 rounds in competition for the Rams; Posted a scoring average of 77.56 and was 2-2 in match play
  • Shot a season-low 72 on three occasions
  • Recorded a season-best 54-hole effort of 224 (72-72-80) at the Janney Invitational Sept. 18-19
  • Placed 21st at the Cape Fear Intercollegiate March 11-12 

2016-17: FRESHMAN

  • Started five of VCU's 10 tournaments and booked 16 competitive rounds during his debut season 
  • Posted a scoring average of 80.25
  • Carded the team's lowest round of the season when he fired a 64 during the second round of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate (Oct. 8)

GET TO KNOW ALSTON:

  • Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
  • Birthdate: Feb. 24, 1998
  • Parents: Tim and Leigh Anne Newsom
  • Siblings: Ashton Newsom
  • Major: Finance
  • Career aspiration: PGA Tour or Wealth Manager
  • Other interests: Fishing, watching movies, working out
  • Fast fact: Older brother Ashton played on the Old Dominion golf team from 2012-16

JUST GOLF

  • Age began playing: 12
  • Home course: Riverfront Golf Club
  • Favorite golfer: Jason Day
  • Holes-in-one: No. 4 at Riverfront (182 yards)
  • Low round: 63, at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club in 2015
  • Notable wins: Won 2014 Michael Breed Invitational (Independance G.C.), 2014 Pinehurst Winternational (Pinehurst No. 1 & 2), 2018 Bay Creek Amateur
  • Two-time VISAA Division II All-State Selection
  • Two-time TCIS Player of the Year, five-time TCIS All-Conference pick

WHY VCU?
"I chose VCU over other colleges because I knew that Coach Ball has a great track record. VCU always seems to produce great golfers too, and to get to the next level I feel like this is the place to be. Choosing VCU was a no-brainer."