Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Nebraska's Audrey Judd fired an even-par 72 to sit in a tie for second after the opening round of the Hawkeye El Tigre on Sunday.
Judd, a junior from Olathe, Kan., is just one stroke back of Pi-Lillebi Hermansson from Ole Miss, who was the only golfer in the 79-player field to break par in the first round. Judd is tied with Cal State Fullerton's Martina Edberg in second, while seven golfers are two strokes behind the leader in a tie for fourth.
While Judd played well on the challenging 6,085-yard layout at El Tigre, the rest of the Huskers struggled to stay within striking distance of the leaders. Freshman Kate Smith managed a 78 to enter Monday's second round in a tie for 43rd. Fellow freshman Annie Sritragul settled for an 84, as did Nebraska's lone senior Sarah Pravecek. Both scores counted toward Nebraska's 318 team total in the opening round. The Huskers enter the second round in 14th place in the 14-team field, one stroke behind the tournament hosts from Iowa.
Freshman Claire Robertson rounded out the Husker lineup on Sunday with an 87 to tie for 77th. Fellow freshman Jessica Haraden carded Nebraska's third-best individual round of the day with a 79. Haraden enters the second round tied for 51st while playing as an individual outside the NU lineup.
Washington produced the top team round of the day with a 295, which was two strokes better than UTSA's 297. Ole Miss notched a 298, while Wisconsin added a 299 as only four teams in the field broke 300 in the opening round.
Action continues tomorrow in Puerto Vallarta with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. (CT). Live scoring will be available at GolfStat.com.
Hawkeye El Tigre
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
El Tigre Golf Club (Par 72, 6,085 Yards)
April 2-4, 2017
Team Standings (First Round)
1. Washington - 295
2. UTSA - 297
3. Ole Miss - 298
4. Wisconsin - 299
5. Kansas - 301
6. Idaho - 302
T7. Coastal Carolina - 303
T7. Kennesaw State - 303
T9. Indiana - 307
T9. CSU Fullerton - 307
11. Rutgers - 308
12. New Mexico State - 309
13. Iowa - 317
14. Nebraska - 318
Individual Leaderboard (First Round)
1. Pi-Lillebi Hermansson, Ole Miss - 71 (-1)
T2. Audrey Judd, Nebraska - 72 (E)
T2. Martina Edberg, CSU Fullerton - 72 (E)
T4. Julianne Alvarez, Washington - 73 (+1)
T4. Nikki Long, UTSA - 73 (+1)
T4. Brooke Ferrell, Wisconsin - 73 (+1)
T4. Dulcie Sverdloff, Kennesaw State - 73 (+1)
T4. Damla Bilgic, Coastal Carolina - 73 (+1)
T4. Michelle Kim, Idaho - 73 (+1)
T4. Karen Miyamoto, Washington - 73 (+1)
Nebraska Individuals (First Round)
T2. Audrey Judd (3) - 72
T43. Kate Smith (1) - 78
T51. Jessica Haraden (IND) - 79
T68. Annie Sritragul (2) - 84
T68. Sarah Pravecek (4) - 84
T77. Claire Robertson (5) - 87