Kate Smith opened with a two-under-par 70 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Sunday.
Photo by Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications

Smith, Judd Start Strong at Showdown

By NU Athletic Communications

Boulder City, Nev. - Kate Smith and Audrey Judd continued their strong play to lead the Nebraska women's golf team in the opening round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Sunday at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Smith, a freshman from Detroit Lakes, Minn., fired a two-under-par 70 on the 6,301-yard layout at Boulder Creek. It marked her fifth round better than par in 12 rounds to open her Husker career and put her in a tie for 15th through the first 18 holes. She also owns four straight top-15 tournament finishes to open her career.

Judd, a junior from Olathe, Kan., added a one-under-par 71 to notch her third round better than par in her last four rounds. Judd enters Monday's second round in a tie for 26th.

With Smith and Judd leading the way, Nebraska produced an opening-round team score of 290 to close the day in a tie for 11th in the solid 19-team field.

Baylor carded the best team score of the day with a sizzling four-player score of 273 - 15 strokes under par. Idaho added a 10-under-par 278 to sit in second heading into the second round.

Baylor's Maria Vesga and UC Riverside's Hannah Facchini posted the two best individual rounds on Sunday with six-under-par scores of 66.

Husker freshman Annie Sritragul (Bangkok, Thailand) provided Nebraska's No. 3 round of the day with a 74, while senior Sarah Pravecek (Omaha, Neb.) added a 75. Junior Emily Gillman (Austin, Texas) rounded out the Husker contingent with a 77.

Nebraska resumes action on Sunday with 18 holes at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Tuesday. Tee times off No. 1 and No. 10 begin at 9:30 a.m. (CT).

Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Boulder City, Nev.
Boulder Creek Golf Club (Par 72, 6,301 Yards)
Oct. 23-25, 2016

First Round Results

1  Baylor -15 F E 273 0 - 273
2  Idaho -10 F E 278 0 - 278
T3  S.Diego St -8 F E 280 0 - 280
T3  UNLV -8 F E 280 0 - 280
5  San Jose S -7 F E 281 0 - 281
6  Indiana -5 F E 283 0 - 283
T7  UC Riverside -4 F E 284 0 - 284
T7  Texas -4 F E 284 0 - 284
9  Vanderbilt -3 F E 285 0 - 285
10  Missouri +1 F E 289 0 - 289
T11  Colorado State +2 F E 290 0 - 290
T11  Nebraska +2 F E 290 0 - 290
T13  Gonzaga +4 F E 292 0 - 292
T13  Fresno State +4 F E 292 0 - 292
15  Long Beach State +5 F E 293 0 - 293
T16  Nevada +8 F E 296 0 - 296
T16  UC Irvine +8 F E 296 0 - 296
18  New Mexico State +9 F E 297 0 - 297
19  New Mexico +11 F E 299 0 -

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Individual Results

T1 Hannah Facchini UC Riverside -6 - - 66 - - -
T1 Maria Vesga Baylor -6 - - 66 - - -
T3 Clara Moyano Idaho -5 - - 67 - - -
T3 Alexandra Farnsworth Vanderbilt -5 - - 67 - - -
T5 Kendall Gray Idaho -4 - - 68 - - -
T5 Milagros Chaves S.Diego St -4 - - 68 - - -
T5 Amy Lee Baylor -4 - - 68 - - -
T5 Franziska Friedrich San Jose S -4 - - 68 - - -
T5 Jakeishya Le UC Riverside -4 - - 68 - - -
T5 Evelyn Arguelles Baylor -4 - - 68 - - -
T11 Avery French UC Irvine -3 - - 69 - - -
T11 Ana Sanjuan Indiana -3 - - 69 - - -
T11 Elisabeth Rau Colorado State -3 - - 69 - - -
T11 Julia Beck Texas -3 - - 69 - - -

Nebraska Individuals

T15 Kate Smith (1) -2 (F) 70 - -
T26 Audrey Judd (2) -1 (F) 71 - -
T60 Annie Sritragul (5) +2 (F) 74 - -
T71 Sarah Pravecek (4) +3 (F) 75 - -
T91 Emily Gillman (3) +5 (F) 77 - -

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