Carmel, Ind. - Shelby Martinek fired a career-best 71 to close the opening day of the Hoosier Fall Invitational in a tie for eighth at 151, while helping the Huskers to fourth place in the team standings Monday at Crooked Stick Golf Club.
Martinek, a true freshman from Tempe, Ariz., scorched the 6,030-yard layout at Crooked Stick Golf Club for a one-under-par 71 while playing just her second tournament in the Nebraska lineup.
In addition to Martinek's big round, the Huskers got to solid rounds from seniors Madeleine Sheils (77-76-153, T13th) and Kayla Knopik (77-77-154, T17th) on the opening day of the tournament. Sophomore Steffi Neisen added rounds of 77 and 81 to sit in a tie for 32nd, while sophomore Katelyn Wright settled for a tie for 50th after two rounds, but produced a counting round of 78 in the second round to help the Huskers.
Nebraska's second-round team total of 302 tied for the Huskers' season best, which was set in the final round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.
With all five golfers contributing, the Huskers closed the first 36 holes at the Hoosier Fall Classic in fourth place. NU was 10 strokes back of the team leaders from Notre Dame and just six strokes behind second-place Illinois. The Huskers were four strokes back of Eastern Michigan in third, and five strokes ahead of fourth-place Wichita State heading into Tuesday's final round.
The tournament concludes with the final 18 holes beginning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. central time. Live scoring is available at GolfStat.com.
Hoosier Fall Invitational
Oct. 17-18, 2011
Crooked Stick Golf Club (Carmel, Ind.)
Par 72, 6,030 Yards
Team Standings (Through Two Rounds)
1. Notre Dame - 306-297-603
2. Illinois - 314-293-607
3. Eastern Michigan - 303-306-609
4. Nebraska - 311-302-613
5. Wichita State - 307-311-618
6. Penn State - 305-315-620
T7. Indiana - 317-307-624
T7. Gonzaga - 316-308-624
9. Missouri - 323-307-630
10. Western Michigan - 327-306-633
11. Toledo - 329-316-645
12. Illinois State - 330-321-651
13. Ball State - 334-326-660
1. Ashley Armstrong, Notre Dame - 75-71-146
2. Shannon Warner, Eastern Michigan - 73-74-147
3. Hailey Koschmann, Illinois - 76-72-148
T4. Gretchen Huhnerkoch, Wichita State - 72-77-149
T4. Samantha Sloan, Illinois - 77-72-149
T4. Becca Huffer, Notre Dame - 76-73-149
7. Sarah Johnson, Eastern Michigan - 75-75-150
T8. Shelby Martinek, Nebraska - 80-71-151
T8. Christina Vosters, Penn State - 73-78-151
T8. Kelli Oride, Notre Dame - 78-73-151
T8. Meredith Fairbairn, Eastern Michigan* - 77-74-151
T8. Shelby Martinek - 80-71-151
T13. Madeleine Sheils - 77-76-153
T17. Kayla Knopik - 77-77-154
T32. Steffi Neisen - 77-81-158
T50. Katelyn Wright - 83-78-161
T61. Katie Keiser* - 82-83-165
*competing as an individual outside the lineup