Smith 49th at UNLV Collegiate Showdown
Kate Smith fired a one-under-par 71 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team in the second round of the UNLV Collegiate Showdown on Monday at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder Creek, Nevada.
Smith, a sophomore from Detroit Lakes, Minn., produced Nebraska's top individual score of the day to help the Huskers produce a 295 team score in the second round, which marked a five-stroke improvement over Nebraska's opening round on Sunday on the 6,343-yard layout at Boulder Creek.
The Huskers' 595 team score through 36 holes placed them in a tie for 14th in the 16-team field.
Freshman Noor Ahmed added a one-over-par 73 on Monday to notch Nebraska's No. 2 score of the round. Sophomore Annie Sritragul added a 76 to her opening-round 73 to close the day tied with both Smith and Ahmed for 51st in the 96-player field.
Senior Audrey Judd contributed a 75 in the second round to close the first 36 holes in a tie for 69th at 151.
Freshman Hannah Thiele, who carded Nebraska's No. 2 score with a 75 in the opening round, settled for a second-round 82. She heads into the final round at 157 in a tie for 91st.
Sophomore Haley Thiele, who is playing as an individual outside Nebraska's lineup in Las Vegas, has posted back-to-back rounds of 75 to enter Tuesday's final round in a tie for 61st at 150.
Sritragul finished her fall season strong with an even-par 72 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team up the leaderboard in the final round.
Senior Audrey Judd contributed her best round of the tournament with a 74 to finish with a three-round score of 225 (T54th), while sophomore Kate Smith pitched in a 75 to close with a 54-hole total of 224 (T49th). Freshman Noor Ahmed rounded out Nebraska's team score with a final-round 78 to tie for 63rd at 227.
Sophomore Haley Thiele finished with three-round total of 231 to tie for 72nd while playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup.
The hosts from UNLV swept the team and individual titles. The Rebels finished with a stellar three-round total of 17-under-par 847, 10 strokes ahead of the runner-up from San Jose State (857).
UNLV's Elizabeth Prior dominated the individual competition with a 16-under-par 200 (66-67-66) to defeat Missouri's Emma Allen and Fresno State's Mimi Ho by 10 strokes.
Nebraska will take more than three months off from competition to prepare for the spring season, which is scheduled to begin with the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 11-13.
UNLV Collegiate Showdown
Oct. 22-24, 2017
Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder Creek Golf Club (Par 72, 6,343 Yards)
Team Results (Final)
1. UNLV - 277-278-292-847 (-17)
2. San Jose State - 278-284-295-857 (-7)
3. Missouri - 275-288-296-859 (-5)
4. Idaho - 289-281-292-862 (-2)
5. Fresno State - 284-293-291-868 (+4)
6. Portland State - 285-286-306-877 (+13)
7. New Mexico State - 288-290-301-879 (+15)
8. New Mexico - 283-292-306-881 (+17)
9. Long Beach State - 294-291-298-883 (+19)
10. UC Riverside - 293-298-297-888 (+24)
11. Colorado State - 285-303-301-889 (+25)
12. Nebraska - 300-295-299-894 (+30)
13. Nevada - 293-293-310-896 (+32)
14. South Dakota State - 295-300-302-897 (+33)
15. Northern Arizona - 296-295-307-898 (+34)
16. Oral Roberts - 295-300-315-910 (+46)
Individual Results (Final)
1. Elizabeth Prior, UNLV - 67-66-67-200 (-16)
T2. Emma Allen, Missouri - 65-70-75-210 (-6)
T2. Mimi Ho, Fresno State - 71-71-68-210 (-6)
T4. Ingrid Gutierrez, New Mexico - 66-69-76-211 (-5)
T4. Polly Mack, UNLV - 67-69-75-211 (-5)
T6. Elizabeth Schultz, San Jose State - 67-70-75-212 (-4)
T6. Jess Yuen, Missouri - 69-73-70-212 (-4)
T6. Valeria Patino, Idaho - 71-68-73-212 (-4)
T9. Tara Finigan, Portland State - 68-70-75-213 (-3)
T9. Alexandra Cooper, San Jose State - 69-69-75-213 (-3)
T33. Annie Sritragul - 73-76-72-221 (+5)
T49. Kate Smith - 78-71-75-224 (+8)
T54. Audrey Judd - 76-75-74-225 (+9)
T63. Noor Ahmed - 76-73-78-227 (+11)
*T72. Haley Thiele - 75-75-81-231 (+15)
WD Hannah Thiele - 75-82-WD-WD (+13)
*competed as an individual outside the Nebraska lineup