Kate Smith sits in a tie for 15th just five strokes out of first heading into the final round of the Mountain View Invitational.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Smith Leads Huskers in Arizona

By NU Athletic Communications

Tucson, Ariz. - Kate Smith closed the second day of the Mountain View Invitational in a tie for 15th, while the Nebraska women's golf team slipped one spot in the team standings to 11th on Saturday.

Smith managed a four-over-par 76 on the 6,151-yard layout at Mountain View to move down five spots on the individual leaderboard. Husker senior Audrey Judd produced Nebraska's best round on Saturday with a three-over 75 to climb 14 spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 40th.

Sophomore Annie Sritragul rebounded from a rough opening round to card a 77 on Saturday, while freshman Noor Ahmed rounded out Nebraska's 307 team score in the second round with a 79. Ahmed heads into the final round in a tie for 32nd.

Fellow freshman Hannah Thiele (Wahoo, Neb.) continued to play well as an individual outside the Husker lineup, finishing with a 76 to sit in a tie for 22nd overall at 150.

Sophomore Jessica Haraden rounded out the Nebraska contingent with an 81 on Saturday. She sits in a tie for 63rd at 159.

Kansas took over the top spot in the team standings with a 296 in the second round to head into Sunday at 589. The Jayhawks own a two-shot lead over second-place San Jose State (591) and a three-shot edge over Wichita State (592), Central Arkansas (592) and Illinois (592).

Four golfers sit in a tie for first on the individual leaderboard at 143, just five shots in front of Smith.

The Mountain View Invitational concludes with the final round on Sunday, beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. (CST). Live scoring is available from BirdieFire.com. 

Mountain View Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz.
March 23-25, 2018
Mountain View Golf Club
Par 72, 6,151 Yards

Team Standings (Two Rounds)
1. Kansas - 293-296-589
2. San Jose State - 290-301-591
T3. Wichita State - 298-294-592
T3. Central Arkansas - 302-290-592
T3. Illinois - 288-304-592
T6. Middle Tennessee - 299-301-600
T6. Kansas State - 298-302-600
T8. Missouri - 294-309-603
T8. New Mexico State - 300-303-603
10. Colorado State - 295-312-607
11. Nebraska - 301-307-608
12. North Texas - 302-310-612
13. Sam Houston State - 307-307-614
14. Missouri State - 301-315-616
15. Wyoming - 309-315-624

Individual Leaderboard
T1. Yi-Tsen Chou, Kansas - 72-71-143
T1. Pun Chanachai, New Mexico State - 74-69-143
T1. Abegail Arevalo, San Jose State - 70-73-143
T1. Alexandra Cooper, San Jose State - 69-74-143
T5. Tristyn Nowlin, Illinois - 69-75-144
T5. Laine Evans, Wichita State - 74-70-144
T5. Fernanda Lira, Central Arkansas - 74-70-144
T8. Sera Tadokoro, Kansas - 68-77-145
T8. Grace Park, Illinois - 69-76-145
T8. Michelle Ledermann, Wichita State - 73-72-145

Nebraska Golfers
T15. Kate Smith - 72-76-148
T22. *Hannah Thiele - 74-76-150
T32. Noor Ahmed - 73-79-152
T40. Audrey Judd - 78-75-153
T63. Jessica Haraden - 78-81-159
75. Annie Sritragul - 86-77-163
*competing as an individual outside the Nebraska lineup

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