Wright Leads Huskers in Indiana
Greenwood, Ind. - Katelyn Wright claimed her fourth straight top-25 finish to lead the Nebraska women's golf team at the Hoosier Fall Invitational, Saturday and Sunday in Greenwood, Ind.
Wright, a senior from Incline Village, Nev., tied for 25th with a 54-hole score of 225 (74-75-76) in a 96-player field on the Hickory Stick Golf Club. Wright helped the Huskers to a three-round team total of 911 (307-301-303) to finish in 11th place in a 16-team field.
UC Davis captured the team title with a three-round total of 868, while Illinois claimed a runner-up finish 16 shots back at 884. Louisville finished third at 887. Betty Chen from UC Davis took individual medalist honors for her three-round score of 210 (72-69-69). Chen finished two strokes ahead of Minnesota's Carmen Laguna (72-73-67-212).
Sophomore Cassie Deeg was NU's No. 2 finisher in the tournament, tying for 30th with a three-round score of 226 (79-71-76), just one shot behind Wright. Deeg's second-round 71 was Nebraska's best individual round of the tournament on the par-71, 6,062-yard layout at Hickory Stick.
Jordan Chael tied for 42nd at 230 (75-78-77). The freshman from Overland Park, Kan., also notched a hole-in-one on the par three sixth hole in Sunday's final round.
Senior Steffi Neisen settled for a tie for 51st at 232 (79-77-76), while sophomore Morgan Smejkal tied for 62nd at 234 (79-80-74). Smejkal's final-round 75 was Nebraska's best individual score on Sunday.
Fellow sophomores Hannah Luebke (77-77-78-233) and Cassidy Stelzmiller (80-76-77-233) added ties for 55th while playing as individuals outside the Husker lineup.
Nebraska closes fall action next week at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, Oct. 27-29
Hoosier Fall Invitational
Oct. 19-20, 2013
Greenwood, Ind. (Hickory Stick Golf Club)
Par 71, 6,062 Yards
Final Team Standings
1. UC Davis - 296-288-284-868
2. Illinois - 298-286-300-884
3. Louisville - 303-290-294-887
4. Ball State - 306-289-293-888
5. Purdue - 293-294-305-892
6. Penn State - 301-300-293-894
7. Boston College - 299-296-300-895
8. Minnesota - 304-297-295-896
9. Xavier - 301-295-303-899
10. Toledo - 303-301-303-907
11. Nebraska - 307-301-303-911
12. Louisville (B) - 315-297-301-913
13. Indiana - 308-304-304-916
14. Illinois State - 299-301-319-919
15. Eastern Michigan - 318-315-307-940
16. Rutgers - 311-316-320-947
Final Individual Results
1. Betty Chen, UC Davis - 72-69-69-210
2. Carmen Laguna, Minnesota - 72-73-67-212
3. Ember Schuldt, Illinois - 73-72-70-215
T4. Ellen Ceresko, Penn State - 75-71-70-216
T4. Shane Crutchfield, Xavier - 72-71-73-216
T6. Jenna Hague, Ball State - 77-66-74-217
T6. Paige Lee, UC Davis - 73-73-71-217
T6. Cristina McQuiston, Boston College - 73-70-74-217
T6. Laura Restrepo, Louisville - 73-73-71-217
T6. Sarah Westaway, Ball State - 75-72-70-217
T25. Katelyn Wright - 74-75-76-225
T30. Cassie Deeg - 79-71-76-226
T42. Jordan Chael - 75-78-77-230
T51. Steffi Neisen - 79-77-76-232
T55. Hannah Luebke - 77-77-78-233
T55. Cassidy Stelzmiller - 80-76-77-233
T62. Morgan Smejkal - 79-80-75-234