Audrey Judd captured Big Ten Women's Golfer-of-the-Week honors on Thursday after earning her first career individual title at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz., on Monday.
Judd, a junior from Olathe, Kan., fired a career-best 209 (-7) in a strong 76-player field on the 6,269-yard, par-72 layout at the Vistas Course at Westbrook Golf Club. Judd closed the tournament with a career-best 68 (-4) to overcome a three-shot deficit heading into Monday's final round. She tied her previous career best with a 69 in the second round, after opening the tournament with an even-par 72.
Judd's 209 was six strokes better than her previous career-best tournament score, which came when she tied for seventh in a 102-player field at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Oct. 7-9. She owns two top-10 finishes and three top-20 finishes in six tournaments this season.
Judd improved her season stroke average to 74.50, which represents a 3.66 stroke per round improvement over her sophomore season average. Judd's performance in Arizona came in a Westbrook Spring Invitational field that featured six Big Ten teams, and the only Big Ten golfer to finish within four strokes of Judd's winning effort was Tristyn Nowlin from Illinois (211).
Judd became Nebraska's second Big Ten Women's Golfer-of-the-Week award winner of 2016-17, joining Husker freshman Kate Smith who earned the honor on Oct. 12.
Judd and the Huskers return to action at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz., March 17-19.
2016-17 Big Ten Women’s Golfers of the Week
Sept. 14: Kacie Komoto, Sr., Northwestern
Sept. 21: Jessica Porvasnik, Sr., Ohio State
Sept. 29: Sarah Burnham, Jr., Michigan State
Oct. 5: Elodie Van Dievoet, So., Michigan
Linn Andersson, Jr., Purdue
Oct. 12: Kate Smith, Fr., Nebraska
Oct. 19: Hannah Kim, Jr., Northwestern
Oct. 26: Brooke Ferrell, Sr., Wisconsin
Nov. 2: August Kim, Sr., Purdue
Nov. 9: Katja Pogacar, Sr., Ohio State
Feb. 8: Jessica Reinecke, So., Wisconsin
Feb. 15: Panitta Yusabai, Sr., Maryland
March 2: Audrey Judd, Jr., Nebraska