Deeg Leads Huskers in First Round at UNLV
Cassie Deeg shot a one-under-par 71 on Sunday in Las Vegas.
Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
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Las Vegas - Sophomore Cassie Deeg fired an opening-round 71 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team to sixth place after the first round at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Sunday.

Deeg's one-under-par round on the 6,261-yard layout at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club put her in a tie for second heading into Monday's second round. It also helped the Huskers close the first day of the three-day tournament in sole possession of sixth place after shooting a 295 on Sunday. The Huskers sit just seven shots back of the team leaders and hosts from UNLV. The Rebels shot an even-par 288 on Sunday. UNLV enters the second round two shots in front of Minnesota and San Diego State (290). 

The balanced field that featured all 17 teams ranked among the top 115 in the GolfStat rankings, showed that parity on Sunday as every team sits within 20 strokes of first place. While Nebraska is just seven strokes out of the lead, the Huskers are just six strokes from 16th. 

Another illustration of the balance in the field came from the top 20 individuals. Texas Tech's Elin Arvidsson carded the day's best round with a two-under-par 70 to sit alone atop the leaderboard one shot ahead of Deeg and six other golfers. An additional 11 individuals shot an even-par 72.

Husker senior Katelyn Wright and true freshman Jordan Chael sit in a tie for 31st heading into the second round after shooting two-over-par 74s. Senior Steffi Neisen added a 76 to tie for 52nd heading into round two while completing NU's team score for the day.

Nebraska will compete in round two on Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CT). Live scoring will be available throughout the day at

Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Stallion Mountain Golf Club
Par 72, 6,261 Yards
Oct. 27-29, 2013

Team Standings (Round 1)
1. UNLV - 288
T2. Minnesota - 290
T2. San Diego State - 290
4. Central Florida - 291
5. Texas Tech - 292
6. Nebraska - 295
T7. Nevada - 296
T7. Missouri - 296
T7. UC Irvine - 296
10. Long Beach State - 297
11. Wisconsin - 298
12. Kansas State - 299
T13. Fresno State - 300
T13. Denver - 300
T13. Furman - 300
16. New Mexico - 301
17. Idaho - 307

Individual Standings (Round 1)
1. Elin Arvidsson, Texas Tech - 70
T2. Sirene Blair, San Diego State - 71
T2. Mariell Bruun, Denver - 71
T2. Michelle Butler, Missouri - 71
T2. Cassie Deeg, Nebraska - 71
T2. Dana Finkelstein, UNLV - 71
T2. Alexis Nelson, Wisconsin - 71
T2. Sarinee Thitiratanakorn, Minnesota - 71
T9. Stephanie Bertelsen, Texas Tech - 72
T9. Vivian Chen, UNLV - 72
T9. Mayka Chwen Wang, UNLV - 72
T9. Fanny Cnops, UCF - 72
T9. Kaley In, UC Irvine - 72
T9. Demi Mak, UNLV - 72
T9. Emie Peronnin, Minnesota - 72
T9. Monifa Sealy, UCF - 72
T9. Carly Simpson, Nevada - 72
T9. Paige Spiranac, San Diego State - 72
T9. Banchalee Theinthong, Minnesota - 72
T9. Ronnie Valerio, UC Irvine - 72

Nebraska Individuals
T2. Cassie Deeg - 71
T31. Katelyn Wright - 74
T31. Jordan Chael - 74
T52. Steffi Neisen - 76
T89. Morgan Smejkal - 82
*93. Cassidy Stelzmiller - 85
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