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With Publinx win, Newman earns invitation to next year's Masters

Updated: July 19, 2008, 9:17 PM ET
Associated Press

AURORA, Colo. -- Jack Newman wanted to play in a few high profile tournaments this summer, just to see how he stacked up.

Turns out, very well.

Newman, a soon-to-be junior at Michigan State, beat John Chin 5 and 3 Saturday in the 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Murphy Creek Golf Course.

The native of Des Moines, Iowa, earns the traditional invitation into the field for next year's Masters.

"I had that on my mind all day," he said of the invitation. ...

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