Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Make First Spring Trip to Arizona

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska women’s golf team will make its first trip to Arizona this spring when the Huskers travel to Peoria to compete in the Westbrook Spring Invitational Sunday, Feb. 25 and Monday, Feb. 26.  

The tournament hosted by Wisconsin on the Vistas Course (Par 72, 6,272 Yards) at the Westbrook Village Golf Club opens with 36 holes on Sunday with a 9:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start. The 54-hole event concludes with the final round on Monday with another 9:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start.

The 15-team field features a fill of Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 teams, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State and the hosts from Wisconsin representing the Big Ten. Kansas, Kansas State and Oklahoma carry the Big 12 flag, while Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State represent the Pac-12. Delaware, Notre Dame and UC Davis round out a talented field. 

Live scoring of the tournament will be available from BirdieFire.com.

Nebraska’s trip to the Westbrook Invitational will be its first of three consecutive tournaments in Arizona, joining the Clover Cup in Mesa, March 16-18, and the Mountain View Invitational in Tucson, March 23-25. 

Nebraska Coach Robin Krapfl and the Huskers will look for improvement after a rough start to the spring at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 11-13. The Huskers finished 11th in a loaded field.

Sophomore Jessica Haraden (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) provided a bright spot for the Huskers in Puerto Rico by carding a career-best 230 over three rounds to tie for 26th individually.Fellow sophomore Kate Smith produced Nebraska’s No. 2 finish in Puerto Rico with a 236, while freshman Noor Ahmed added NU’s No. 3 showing.

Nebraska’s six-player lineup in Puerto Rico featured only freshmen and sophomores, as senior Audrey Judd was out with an injury. Judd is expected to return to Nebraska’s lineup in Arizona this weekend.

Westbrook Spring Invitational
Sunday, Feb. 25 - Monday, Feb. 26
Host: Wisconsin
Location: Peoria, Ariz.
Course: Westbrook Village Golf Club (Vistas Course)
Par 72, 6,252 Yards
Sunday, Feb. 25 - 9:30 a.m. (CT) - Shotgun (36 holes)
Monday, Feb. 26 - 9:30 a.m. (CT) - Shotgun (18 holes)

Participating Teams (15)
Delaware
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kansas State
Nebraska
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oregon
Oregon State
UC Davis
Washington State
Wisconsin

Nebraska Lineup
1. Kate Smith
2. Audrey Judd
3. Noor Ahmed
4. Annie Sritragul
5. Haley Thiele
IND. Jessica Haraden

Live Scoring: BirdieFire.com

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