Peoria, Ariz. - Steffi Neisen produced back-to-back rounds of 78 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team at the Westbrook Invitational on Sunday.
On the opening day of the 54-hole event, the junior from New Prague, Minn., closed the first 36 holes at 156 to sit in a tie for 45th in the 75-player field. Fellow junior Katelyn Wright was just two strokes back of Neisen in a tie for 56th at 158 (78-80).
Redshirt freshman Cassidy Stelzmiller added a pair of solid rounds with an opening-round 79 and a second-round 78 while playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup. She enters the final round in a tie for 52nd.
As a team, Nebraska sits in 13th place with a two-round total of 635 (315-320). The Huskers are 16 strokes behind Big Ten counterpart Illinois in the 13-team field. Arkansas leads the strong field with a two-round total of 583 (296-287). The No. 7 Razorbacks own a narrow two-shot lead over No. 9 Washington (291-294-585) and No. 15 Texas Tech (300-285-585) heading into Monday's final round on the 6,269-yard, par-72 layout in Arizona.
Arkansas' Gabriela Lopez (72-70), Washington's SooBin Kim (72-70) and Texas Tech's Elin Arvidsson (75-67) enter the final 18 holes on the Vistas Course at the Westbrook Village Golf Club in a three-way tie for the lead at 142.
Monday morning's final round can be followed with live scoring at GolfStat.com.
Westbrook Spring Invitational
Feb. 24-25, 2013
Westbrook Village Golf Club (Vistas Course)
Team Standings (Two Rounds)
1. #7 Arkansas - 296-287-583
T2. #9 Washington - 291-294-585
T2. #15 Texas Tech - 300-285-585
4. Kansas State - 303-300-603
T5. Mississippi State - 299-307-606
T5. #42 Wisconsin - 305-301-606
T7. #50 Indiana - 306-305-611
T7. Eastern Michigan - 308-303-611
9. Iowa - 304-308-612
10. Washington State - 314-301-615
11. Colorado State - 316-300-616
12. Illinois - 310-309-619
13. Nebraska - 315-320-635
Individual Leaderboard (Two Rounds)
T1. Elin Arvidsson, Texas Tech - 75-67-142
T1. SooBin Kim, Washington - 72-70-142
T1. Gabriela Lopez, Arkansas - 72-70-142
T4. Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech - 73-71-144
T4. Cyd Okino, Washington - 73-71-144
T4. Charlotte Thomas, Washington - 70-74-144
7. Kris Yoo - Wisconsin - 75-70-145
T8. Sarah Johnson, Eastern Michigan - 74-72-146
T8. Emma Lavy, Arkansas - 71-75-146
10. Regina Plasencia, Arkansas - 74-73-147
T45. Steffi Neisen - 78-78-156
*T52. Cassidy Stelzmiller - 79-78-157
T56. Katelyn Wright - 78-80-158
T66. Cassie Deeg - 77-83-160
69. Morgan Smejkal - 82-79-161
74. Jackie O'Doherty - 83-83-166
*playing as an individual outside the Nebraska lineup