Noor

Ahmed

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Player
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
High School: Vista del Lago
Major: Biological Sciences

Bio

Noor Ahmed Biography (PDF)

Honors & Awards

  • Two Career Top-25 Finishes (2, 2017-18)
  • Four-Time All-Capital Athletic League (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • California State High School Championship Qualifier (2016)
  • Junior Golf Association of Northern California Match Play Champion (2013)

Best Career Finish: T17th (UNO, 2017)
Career Stroke Average: 77.06

Freshman (2017-18)
Noor Ahmed is making immediate contributions to the Nebraska lineup in 2017-18. The true freshman from Folsom was one of the top golfers in Northern California while competing for Vista del Lago High School.

Her solid high school and amateur experience in California, along with her intelligence and work has allowed her to elevate her game quickly at the collegiate level. 

Although she did not earn a lineup spot for the Huskers at the season-opening UNO Invitational at ArborLinks in Nebraska City, Sept. 1-2, Ahmed posted Nebraska's No. 5 finish by tying for 17th with a 231 (76-79-76) while playing as an individual outside Nebraska's lineup.

She earned the first lineup appearance of her career at the East & West Match Play Challenge in Madison, Wis., Sept. 17-19. In 36 holes of stroke play competition on Sept. 17, Ahmed tied for 36th (76-78-154) in a loaded field, as her scores in both rounds counted toward Nebraska's team total.

Ahmed played as an individual outside the lineup at Nebraska's Chip-N Club Invitational, Oct. 1-3. She managed a tie for 35th (82-79-82-242) in challenging scoring conditions over three days at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln.

She competed in her fourth tournament, again as an individual outside the NU lineup, at the Pinehurst Challenge in North Carolina, Oct. 9-10. Ahmed produced a breakthrough effort in North Carolina, firing three consecutive rounds of even-par-72 to finish with a career-best 216 and tie for 22nd in a 19-team field.

Ahmed's performance at Pinehurst helped her secure the second lineup spot of her young career in Nebraska's fall finale at the UNLV Collegiate Showdown, Oct. 22-24. She played solid golf again in Las Vegas, closing with a three-round score of 227 (76-73-78) to tie for 63rd in a 96-player field. All three of Ahmed's rounds counted toward Nebraska's team score at UNLV.

Ahmed closed the fall with a 76.43 stroke average through 14 rounds to rank fourth among the Huskers. She opened the spring as Nebraska's No. 3 finisher at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 11-13). Ahmed managed a three-round total of 240 to tie for 55th.

"A freshman that is going to be battling for playing time, Noor is a great ball striker has a lot of experience," Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl said. "She also does a good job of managing her game. We will work on adding a little length to her game, but she will play for us this season." 

High School/Amateur
Ahmed comes to Nebraska as one of the top players in Northern California. A four-time all-league golfer for the four-time Capital Athletic League champions at Vista del Lago High School, Ahmed carried a career stroke average of 73.8 as a high school golfer for the two-time San Joaquin Section champions. Ahmed, who qualified for California State High School Championships, was the Junior Golf Association of Northern California Match Play Champion in 2013. She also produced multiple top-10 finishes in the Northern California Golf Association in 2015 and 2016.

Ahmed also has starred in the classroom, posting a 3.96 grade-point average. She is on track to complete eight Advanced Placement classes by the end of her senior year.

Personal
The daughter of Tamer and Hoda Ahmed, Noor was born April 14, 1999, in Austin, Texas. She has one younger brother, Yusuf. Noor plans to major in biological science at Nebraska. 

She said she chose Nebraska over Sacramento State, San Jose State, Dominican, and UNC Greensboro because of the overall support provided to Husker student-athletes.

“I chose Nebraska because of high academic standards, the support student-athletes receive to succeed in both athletics and academics, and the commitment, care and belief Coach Krapfl showed in me.”

Ahmed's Career Statistics

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2017-18

17

1,310

77.06

72

216

Totals

17

1,310

77.06

72

216 

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