Kelly Ann Strand It charged 16 points to the individual leaderboard in the final round to take fifth in the top spot and help the Nebraska women’s golf team win the championship at Badger Invitational in Wisconsin on Tuesday.
The Hulkers, who entered the final round four strokes behind the leaders of Notre Dame, dominated the field on a windy day laying out 6,248 yards from University Ridge Golf Course in Verona. Nebraska put together the team’s best run for the second day in a row, closing the final eight holes with a 288 tie to finish the championship at 863 (-1) over three rounds. Big Red defeated Notre Dame (874) and Old Dominion (874) by 11 strokes in the team’s final standings. ODU finished the tournament with a final round of 293 (+5), while Fighting Irish struggled down the stretch with 303 (+15).
Strand, a real freshman from Challis, Idaho, picked up a 67 (-5) in the final round to jump from a tie for 20 to a tie for fourth place in the final standings. The Strand’s final round included an eagle on a 16th and three birds to go along with 14 mare. Strand finished the tournament with 213 (-3) from 54 holes. She made her way into the top five after finishing the opening day in a tie for 50th with a score of 77. The last round of 67 was the low round of the day and only one of 10 rounds better than a tie on the last day of the game. Championship in the field of 75 players.
Mio Takahashi She added a top 10 singles team on her own, wrapping up an impressive course with an average of 72. The sophomore from Nassau-machi, Japan, crowned her career best in eighth at 215 (-1). Takahashi’s final round featured birds on No. 5, No. 9 and No. 16 to beat a trio of stealth, with an addition of 12 mare. Her three-round total of 215 was a three-stroke better than her previous career best of 218 (+2), which she set last week at the Green Wave Classic in New Orleans.
While Strand and Takahashi continued to climb the leaderboard on the final day, Husker Megan Whitaker He struggled in the Final 80 after leading Nebraska through the first 36 holes (71-69-140). Whitaker finished off with a strong 54-hole 220 (+4) score to tie for 19th place individually, but her last round didn’t count toward Team Nebraska’s score in a five-count four.
Michaela Favrova She climbed to her best run of the tournament, scoring 74 (+2) to close in a 34 tie at 224 (+8). After a lightning delay of 1 hour and 20 minutes in the middle of the afternoon, Vavrova cardsed the birds in 18th and No. 1, before finishing her run with a ghost in second place. Round to help offset six bogey while managing only eight pars.
junior fellow Lindsey Thiel (Wahoo, Neb.) Nebraska hit the final count with a 75 (+3) tie for an individual 31st at 223 (+7) for the championship. Thiele produced four birds while taking only seven ghosts and seven classes on a challenging day.
“We learned a lot last week in New Orleans by playing alongside LSU in their recent pairing,” Jane Sutherland He said. “We stumbled last week, and then came back and talked about it as a group. I thought it was really important to discuss it openly and honestly. Our goal today was to finish strong, and we did. It was an amazing team effort. It’s clear that Kelly Ann was really wedded today with a tour. Ghost free but Megan was great for us the first two days and Mio was solid all three. Lindsey and Michaela gave us solid results in the three rounds. It was really a great win for the team. We still have a long way to go as a team to get to where we want to be But we are heading in the right direction.”
The last time Nebraska opened a season with a top two pair came in 2008-09, when the Huskers won their Chip-N Club Invitational invitations before equalizing for the first time and dropping a playoff at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational. Big Red has never opened a season with three consecutive finals in first and second places.
The Huskers will return to action at the Big O Classic at Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha (October 3-4), before traveling to the Dale McNamara Invitational in Broken Arrow, Okla (October 10-11).
University Ridge Golf Course (Bar 72, 6,248 yards)
September 18-20 2022
Team results (final)
1. Nebraska – 292-283-288 = 863 (-1)
T2. Old Dominion – 293-288-293 = 874 (+10)
T2. Our Lady – 284-287-303 = 874 (+10)
T4. North Florida – 293-290-293 = 876 (+12)
T4. Wisconsin – 296-291-289 = 876 (+12)
T4. Washington State – 295-288-293 = 876 (+12)
7. Colorado – 295-289-293 = 877 (+13)
8. Rutgers – 298-295-295 = 888 (+24)
9. Delaware – 298-299-292 = 889 (+25)
T10. University of California at Davis – 300-296-308 = 904 (+40)
T10. Iowa – 298-304-302 = 904 (+40)
12. Indiana – 317-295-297 = 909 (+45)
13. East Carolina – 313-305-308 = 926 (+62)
Individual results (final)
T1. League Devine, Rutgers – 72-69-68 = 209 (-7)
T1. Montgomery Ferreira, Notre Dame – 72-66-71 = 209 (-7)
3. Panchalika Arphamongkol, Colorado – 73-70-69 = 212 (-4)
T4. Kelly Ann StrandNebraska – 77-69-67 = 213 (-3)
T4. Lauren Boudreaux, Notre Dame – 67-73-73 = 213 (-3)
T6. Alexis Florio, Indiana – 75-70-69 = 214 (-2)
T6. Windom Burnett, North Florida – 70-72-72 = 214 (-2)
8. Mio TakahashiNebraska – 73-70-72 = 215 (-1)
T9. Dominika Burdoua, Indiana – 79-67-70=216 (E)
T9. Christine Eisenbees, North Florida – 73-71-72 = 216 (E)
T9. Federica Toure, Old Dominion – 73-67-76 = 216 (E)
T4. Kelly Ann Strand – 77-69-67 = 213 (-3)
8. Mio Takahashi – 73-70-72 = 215 (-1)
T19. Megan Whitaker – 71-69-80 = 220 (+4)
T31. Lindsey Thiel – 73-75-75 = 223 (+7)
T34. Michaela Favrova – 75-75-74 = 224 (+8)
* T60. Andrea Velez – 76-76-84 = 236 (+20)
* Compete as an individual outside the Husker squad