Vanessa Bouvet led the Huskers with an opening-round 74 at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo., on Friday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Bouvet Leads Huskers on Day One at Ron Moore

By NU Athletic Communications

Vanessa Bouvet shot a 74 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team in the opening round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate at the Highlands Ranch Golf Club in Colorado on Friday afternoon.

Bouvet, a freshman from Brunei, enters Saturday's second round in a tie for 17th place at two over par. As a team, Nebraska sits in a tie for 12th in the 16-team field at 305. 

Junior Kate Smith (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) added a four-over 76 to end the day in tie for 42nd place on the par-72, 6,513-yard layout of the Highlands Ranch course. Fellow junior Haley Thiele (Wahoo, Neb.) added a 77 to sit in a tie for 49th along with sophomore teammate Noor Ahmed (Folsom, Calif.), who is playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup.

Sophomore Hannah Thiele (Wahoo, Neb.) shot a 78 to provide the Huskers with their fourth score of the day, while freshman Kirsten Baete (Beatrice, Neb.) rounded out the Husker competitors on Friday with a 79 to head to Saturday tied for 74th.

Colorado State stormed to the lead with a two-under-par 286 in the first round. Four Ram golfers closed the day in the top five, including tournament co-leader Saga Traustadottir, who fired a two-under-par 70. She is tied with Washington State's Amy Chu atop the individual leaderboard after 18 holes. Kansas is second after shooting a 291, while Washington State enters Saturday's round in third at 295.

The tournament will continue with Saturday's second round before closing with the final 18 holes on Sunday. Action resumes on Saturday with tee times at 10 a.m. (CT) with live scoring available at BirdieFire.com.

Ron Moore Intercollegiate
Denver, Colorado
Highlands Ranch Golf Club
Par 72, 6,513 Yards

Oct. 5-7, 2018

Team Leaderboard (First Round)
1. Colorado State - 286 (-2)
2. Kansas - 291 (+3)
3. Washington State - 295 (+7)
T4. UC Davis - 296 (+8)
T4. UTSA - 296 (+8)
6. Wyoming - 299 (+11)
7. Minnesota - 299 (+11)
8. Denver - 300 (+12)
T9. Ole Miss - 302 (+14)
T9. Tulsa - 302 (+14)
11. Northern Colorado - 304 (+16)
T12. Nebraska - 305 (+17)
T12. Cal Poly - 305 (+17)
14. Idaho - 306 (+18)
15. Nevada - 307 (+19)
16. Central Arkansas - 314 (+26)

Individual Leaderboard (First Round)
T1. Saga Traustadottir, Colorado State - 70 (-2)
T1. Amy Chu, Washington State - 70 (-2)
T3. Erin Sargent, Wyoming - 71 (-1)
T3. Samantha Hutchison, UC Davis - 71 (-1)
T5. Sophie Newlove, Denver - 72 (E)
T5. Haley Greb, Colorado State - 72 (E)
T5. Yi-Tsen Chou, Kansas - 72 (E)
T5. Ellen Secor, Colorado State - 72 (E)
T5. Katrina Prendergast, Colorado State - 72 (E)
T5. Phisitkhwan Pooratanaopa, Kansas - 72 (E)

Nebraska Individuals
T17. Vanessa Bouvet - 74 (+2)
T42. Kate Smith - 76 (+4)
T49. Haley Thiele - 77 (+5)
T49. Noor Ahmed - 77 (+5)
T63. Hannah Thiele - 78 (+6)
T74. Kirsten Baete - 79 (+7)

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