Judd in Hunt for Title at Westbrook Spring Invitational
Peoria, Ariz. - Audrey Judd fired a three-under-par 141 through the first 36 holes at the Westbrook Spring Invitational on Sunday to enter Monday's final round in a tie for second.
Judd, a junior from Olathe, Kan., opened with an even-par 72 on Sunday morning, before carding a three-under 69 on the 6,269-yard layout of the Vistas Course at the Westbrook Golf Club. Judd's performance helped the Huskers produce rounds of 299 and 298 to close the day at 597. Nebraska enters Monday's final round in 12th place at 597 in the strong 13-team field hosted by Wisconsin.
Judd heads into the final 18 holes in a four-way tie for second, trailing Notre Dame's Isabella DiLisio by three strokes after DiLisio fired rounds of 68 and 70 to end Sunday with a 36-hole score of 138.
Kansas sits on top in a wide open team race after producing 576 through two rounds. Kansas State is just two strokes back at 578, while Illinois is in third at 580. Ohio State's 582 and New Mexico State's 585 round out the top five. The Huskers are just 11 strokes back of sixth-place Iowa.
Judd's strong rounds were supported by rounds of 75 and 73 from freshman Kate Smith. However, Smith's 148 through 36 holes was only good for a tie for 31st in the 76-player field. Husker senior Sarah Pravecek added solid rounds of 78 and 76, while junior Emily Gillman opened with a strong 74 before settling for an 80 in the second round. Pravecek and Gillman enter Monday's round in a tie for 58th at 154.
Freshman Annie Sritragul rounded out the Husker lineup with rounds of 79 and 80 to close the day in a tie for 72nd at 159. Fellow freshman Jessica Haraden completed the Nebraska contingent in Arizona with a two-round total of 156 that included a second-round 74 while playing as an individual outside the Husker lineup. Haraden enters the final round in a tie for 65th.
The two-day Westbrook Spring Invitational concludes with the final round, which begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (CT) on Monday. Live scoring will be available at BirdieFire.com.
Westbrook Spring Invitational
Feb. 26-27, 2017
Westbrook Golf Club (Vistas Course)
Par 72, 6,269 Yards
Team Standings (Two Rounds)
1. Kansas - 280-296-576 (E)
2. Kansas State - 290-288-578 (+2)
3. Illinois - 288-292-580 (+4)
4. Ohio State - 295-287-582 (+6)
5. New Mexico State - 286-299-585 (+9)
6. Iowa - 292-294-586 (+10)
7. Notre Dame - 292-295-587 (+11)
T8. Wisconsin - 291-300-591 (+15)
T8. Oregon State - 288-303-591 (+15)
T10. Indiana - 300-296-596 (+20)
T10. UC Davis - 299-297-596 (+20)
12. Nebraska - 299-298-597 (+21)
13. Washington State - 292-309-601 (+25)
Individual Standings (Two Rounds)
1. Isabella DiLisio, Notre Dame - 68-70-138 (-6)
T2. Audrey Judd, Nebraska - 72-69-141 (-3)
T2. *Gabby Curtis, Wisconsin - 69-72-141 (-3)
T2. Chomchana Phuchanbanchob, Kansas - 68-73-141 (-3)
T2. Madison Talley, Kansas State - 71-70-141 (-3)
T6. Brooke Ferrell, Wisconsin - 70-72-142 (-2)
T6. Tristyn Nowlin, Illinois - 71-71-142 (-2)
T6. Ana Sanjuan, Indiana - 73-69-142 (-2)
T9. Connie Jaffrey, Kansas State - 73-70-143 (-1)
T9. Sophie Liu, Iowa - 70-73-143 (-1)
T2. Audrey Judd - 72-69-141 (-3)
T31. Kate Smith - 75-73-148 (+4)
T58. Sarah Pravecek - 78-76-154 (+10)
T58. Emily Gillman - 74-80-154 (+10)
*T65. Jessica Hararden - 82-74-156 (+12)
T72 Annie Sritragul - 79-80-159 (+15)