Noor

Ahmed

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Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
High School: Vista del Lago
Major: History

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Three Career Top-25 Finishes (1, 2018-19)
  • Tied for 40th at Big Ten Championships (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
  • 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 (Rainbow Wahine, 2018; UNO, 2017)
Career Stroke Average: 76.31

Sophomore (2018-19)
After producing an impressive freshman campaign, Noor Ahmed hopes to continue shaving strokes off her scores while providing solid and consistent play in the heart of the Husker lineup. 

A sophomore from Folsom, Calif., Ahmed competed in all 29 rounds for the Huskers in 2017-18 and was Nebraska’s No. 2 individual finisher at the Big Ten Championships.

After a slow start to her second season, Ahmed finished the fall season strong by matching the best tournament finish of her career with a tie for 17th at the rain-shortened Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii (Oct. 31).  In the only round of the tournament, Ahmed carded a one-over-par 73 - her fifth straight round of 73 or better to close the fall season.

Ahmed finished the fall with Nebraska's No. 3 individual stroke average (76.00). She opened her second season with a tie for 62nd at 236 (78-79-79) at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. (Sept. 17-19). Ahmed helped the Huskers to a third-place finish in the 13-team field.

She added a tie for 67th in a 93-player field at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Wolcott, Colo. (Sept. 24-26). Ahmed shot a 76 in the second round at the Red Sky Golf Club.

Her streak of eight consecutive appearances in the Nebraska lineup came to an end at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Oct. 5-7), but she still traveled with the Huskers and competed as an individual at the tournament. Ahmed tied for Nebraska's No. 2 individual finish at the event, shooting a 229 (77-79-73) including a 73 in the final round. She tied for 50th overall in the 90-player field.

Ahmed played her way back into the Big Red lineup for the UNLV Collegiate Showdown (Oct. 21-23) and produced one of the best tournament performances of her career. She fired a season-best three-round total of 217 (72-73-72) to tie for 27th in a 90-player field at the Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev. She was Nebraska's No. 2 finisher at the tournament.

“Noor was a pleasant surprise last season. You never know how freshmen will handle that first collegiate season, but she was awesome,” Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl said. “She possesses a maturity in her personality and game that really helps those around her. She definitely has the ability to step up her game to another level and have a solid season.”

Freshman (2017-18)
Ahmed made 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, and she closed her first collegiate campaign with Nebraska’s No. 4 individual stroke average (76.45) on the season.

Ahmed was also Nebraska’s No. 2 individual finisher at the 2018 Big Ten Championships, tying for 40th at 225 (72-77-76) at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, April 20-22.

Her solid high school and amateur experience in California, along with her intelligence and work ethic 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.

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. She performed well with a 222 (79-73-70), including a career-best final-round 70 at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 25-26. She finished in a tie for 59th in an 86-golfer field in Arizona.

Ahmed tied for 48th with a 231 (75-75-81) at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 16-18, before tying for 45th with a 229 (73-79-77) at the Mountain View Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., March 23-25.

High School/Amateur
Ahmed came to Nebraska as one of the top players in Northern California. A four-time all-conference 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 the 2016 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 starred in the classroom, posting a 3.96 grade-point average. She completed 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 is a history major at Nebraska. She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2017. She was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

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

29

2,217

76.45

70

216

2018-19

13

988

76.00

72

217

Totals

42

3,205

76.31

70

216 

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