True freshman Steffi Neisen led the Huskers at the Chip-N Club Invitational.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Freshmen Lead Huskers at Chip-N Club

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - Three Husker freshmen posted the top individual scores for the Nebraska women's golf team at the Chip-N Club Invitational at Wilderness Ridge on Tuesday.

True freshman Steffi Neisen (New Prague, Minn.) led Nebraska's five-player lineup with a two-round total of 155 (76-79) to tie for 29th in the individual standings in the 87-player field.

She was joined by fellow true freshman Remy Molyneux (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), who played as an individual outside of NU's lineup, in a tie for 29th at 155 (79-76).

A third true freshman, Katelyn Wright (Incline Village, Nev.) tied for 36th (74-82-156) while playing as an individual outside of Nebraska's top five.

Nebraska's freshman class provided the highlights for the Huskers at their season-opening home tournament. As a team, the young Huskers settled for 13th in a 15-team tournament that was shortened to just 36 holes by Monday's severe storms in Lincoln.

It marked the first time in the history of Nebraska women's golf (dating back to 1975) that the Huskers have had a home tournament cut short by weather.

The Huskers finished with a two-round total of 627 (314-313), 29 strokes behind the tournament champions from Arkansas State. ASU fired the tournament's best round with a 292 on Tuesday to vault from a tie for sixth after the opening round to claim the crown.

Arkansas State's 598 was one shot better than both Kansas (300-299-599) and Kansas State (299-300-599), which finished in a tie for second. Texas-San Antonio, which led the tournament after the first 18 holes, slipped to fourth at 604 (294-310). Texas State (305-312-617) rounded out the tournament's top five.

North Dakota State sophomore Amy Anderson captured the individual title for the second straight season, finishing with an even-par 144 (71-73) on the par-72, 6,238-yard layout at Wilderness Ridge. Kansas State's Paige Osterloo claimed runner-up honors with a one-over 145 (74-71), while Arkansas State's Anna Carling took third at 146 (72-74).

Nebraska's top returning golfers all settled for a tie for 48th individually. NU's lone senior, Mary Kate Bird, managed rounds of 81 and 77 to finish at 158. Juniors Madeleine Sheils (80-78), Kayla Knopik (79-79) and Carolyn Schorgl (78-80) also closed the tournament at 158.

Transfer Katie Keiser, a junior from Gothenburg, Neb., by way of Winthrop University, tied for 72nd (79-83-154).

Nebraska returns to action for the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Lawrence, Kan., Sept. 27-28.

2010 Chip-N Club Invitational
Monday, Sept. 13-Tuesday, Sept. 14
Wilderness Ridge Golf Course (Lincoln, Neb.)
Par 72, 6,238 Yards

Team Results (Final)
1. Arkansas State - 306-292-598
T2. Kansas - 300-299-599
T2. Kansas State - 299-300-599
4. UTSA - 294-310-604
5. Texas State - 305-312-617
T6. Missouri - 313-305-618
T6. Iowa - 308-310-618
T6. Akron - 309-309-618
9. James Madison - 306-316-622
10. Central Arkansas - 301-322-623
11. South Dakota State - 314-311-625
12. North Dakota State - 314-312-626
13. Nebraska - 314-313-627
14. Sacramento State - 316-317-633
15. Creighton - 325-321-646

Individual Leaders
1. Amy Anderson (North Dakota State) - 71-73-144
2. Paige Osterloo (Kansas State) - 74-71-145
3. Anna Carling (Arkansas State) - 72-74-146
T4. Meghna Bal (Kansas) - 72-76-148
T4. Grace Thiry (Kansas) - 75-73-148
T4. Laura Cilek (Iowa) - 74-74-148
T4. Taylor Newlin (UTSA) - 70-78-148
T8. Ami Storey (Kansas State) - 74-75-149
T8. Whitney Pyle (Kansas State) - 73-76-149
10. Krista Puisite (Texas State) - 79-71-150

Nebraska Individuals
T29. Steffi Neisen - 76-79-155
T29. *Remylee Molyeux - 79-76-155
T36. *Katelyn Wright - 74-82-156
T48. Mary Kate Bird - 81-77-158
T48. Kayla Knopik - 79-79-158
T48. Madeleine Sheils - 80-78-158
T48. *Carolyn Schorgl - 78-80-158
T71. Katie Keiser - 79-83-162
*competing as an individual outside of Nebraska's lineup

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