Kate Smith shot a three-over-par 75 to lead Nebraska in the second round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate on Saturday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Smith Leads Huskers in Second Round

By NU Athletic Communications

Kate Smith shot a 75 to lead the Nebraska women's golf team on the second day of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Denver on Saturday.

Smith closed the second round with a two-round total of 151 (76-75) to head into Sunday's final round on the par-72, 6,513-yard layout of the Highlands Ranch Golf Club in a tie for 37th. As a team, the Huskers struggled to a 315 total in the second round. Nebraska moves to the final round in 16th place at 620.

Freshman Vanessa Bouvet contributed a 79 Saturday to close the first 36 holes in a tie for 45th at 153. Sophomore Noor Ahmed added a 79 of her own Saturday while playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup. She moves to the final round in a tie for 67th at 156.

Colorado State continued its strong play with a 287 Saturday, ending the second round with a nine-shot lead at 573. UC Davis sits behind the Rams at 582, while Kansas is in third at 592. Samantha Hutchinson (UC Davis and Ellen Secor (Colorado State) are tied atop the individual leaderboard at two-under-par 142.

The 54-hole tournament concludes with Sunday's final round beginning with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. (CT). Live scoring is available from BirdieFire.com.

Ron Moore Intercollegiate
Denver, Colorado
Highlands Ranch Golf Club
Par 72, 6,513 Yards
Oct. 5-7, 2018

Team Standings (Two Rounds)
1. Colorado State - 286-287-573 (-3)
2. UC Davis - 296-286-582 (+6)
3. Kansas - 291-301-592 (+16)
T4. Ole Miss - 302-291-593 (+17)
T4. Denver - 300-293-593 (+17)
6. Tulsa - 302-296-598 (+22)
7. Wyoming - 299-300-599 (+23)
8. Washington State - 295-306-601 (+25)
T9. Minnesota - 299-304-603 (+27)
T9. Nevada - 307-296-603 (+27)
T11. Northern Colorado - 304-303-607 (+31)
T11. UTSA - 296-311-607 (+31)
13. Idaho - 306-306-612 (+36)
14. Cal Poly - 305-310-615 (+39)
15. Central Arkansas - 314-303-617 (+41)
16. Nebraska - 305-315-620 (+44)

Individual Leaderboard (Two Rounds)
T1. Samantha Hutchison, UC Davis - 71-71-142 (-2)
T1. Ellen Secor, Colorado State - 72-70-142 (-2)
3. Saga Traustadottir, Colorado State - 70-73-143 (-1)
4. Katrina Prendergast, Colorado State - 72-72-144 (E)
T5. Beah Cruz, Northern Colorado - 74-71-145 (+1)
T5. Victoria Gailey, Nevada - 73-72-145 (+1)
T7. Christine Danielsson, UC Davis - 75-71-146 (+2)
T7. Elizabeth Scholtes, Cal Poly - 74-72-146 (+2)
T9 Madison Wood, UC Davis - 75-72-147 (+3)
T9. Muyu Wu, Minnesota - 75-72-147 (+3)
T9. Hannah Sun, UC Davis - 75-72-147 (+3)
T9. Yi-Tsen Chou, Kansas - 72-75-147 (+3)
T9. Ellen Hutchinson-Kay, Ole Miss - 75-72-147 (+3)

Nebraska Individuals
T37. Kate Smith - 76-75-151 (+7)
T45. Vanessa Bouvet - 74-79-153 (+9)
*T67. Noor Ahmed - 77-79-156 (+12)
T71. Haley Thiele - 77-80-157 (+13)
T76. Hannah Thiele - 78-81-159 (+15)
T84. Kirsten Baete - 79-83-162 (+18)
*competing as an individual outside the Nebraska lineup

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