Kate Smith was in action prior to beginning her final stretch with Nebraska as a senior placing fourth overall at the Women's Orlando International Amateur by shooting an even par three-round score of 216 January 3-5.
Smith opened with a 3-over 75 on day one countering five bogeys with birdies on the par-4 8th hole and par-5 18th.
The Cornhusker senior was 2-under and 1-under on the remaining two rounds (75-70-71). Her second round consisted of 14 pars, 3 birdies and one bogey. She completed the first 13 holes of the final round with all pars, before finishing with two birdies and a bogey.
The third round was played with 31 players making the cut out of a field of 84 golfers.
An opening round 67 (-5) helped University of Louisville senior Lauren Hartlage to a four-stroke victory over Japan’s Sora Kamiya. Canada’s Monet Chun finished in third, one stroke better than Smith.
Smith and the Cornhuskers get back to the collegiate schedule January 27 at the Spanish Trail 4-way in Las Vegas.
The former five-time Minnesota Class AA state champion (2012-16) looks to add to a lengthy list of Nebraska accolades. She has 15 career top-10 finishes and 23 top-25 finishes.
Smith holds Nebraska’s school record stroke average (73.52), 54-hole score (202) and 18-hole score (64).
She has been named Big 10 golfer of the week three times in her career and won the Minnesota Am in 2017 and Minnesota Women’s State Open last summer.
Women's Orlando International Amateur
Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge - Panther Lake, Jan. 3-5
1 Hartlage, Lauren 67-72-71 210
2 Kamiya, Sora 72-69-73 214
3 Chun, Monet 68-74-73 215
4 Smith, Katherine 75-70-71 216
5 Beaudreau, Lauren 71-75-71 217
6 Lamoureux, Alyssa 71-72-76 219
T7 Sumner, Kathlen 72-75-73 220
T7 Williams, Micheala 69-74-77 220
T9 Schroeder, Kaitlyn 72-74-75 221
T9 Greenlief, Lauren 72-73-76 221