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Huskers Head to South Carolina

Huskers Head to South Carolina

After a pair of impressive performances to open the spring, the Nebraska women’s golf team will try to build more momentum against a strong tournament field at the Briar’s Creek Invitational in Johns Island, S.C. (March 13-14).

The Huskers, who are coming off their second tournament title of the season with a win at the Westbrook Spring Invitational (Feb. 26-27), will be part of a 16-team tournament field in South Carolina that features 12 top-100 teams, including No. 25 UCF, No. 31 SMU, No. 36 NC State, No. 38 Maryland and No. 39 Nebraska among the top-40 teams in NCAA Division I women’s golf. 

Pre-tournament action begins with Sunday’s practice round at 7 a.m. (CT), before the Huskers open competition on Monday, March 13 with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m. (CT). Following a 36-hole day on Monday, the tournament will conclude with the final round on Tuesday, beginning again with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m. (CT). Live scoring for the tournament will be available through

True freshman Kelli Ann Strand leads Nebraska with a team-best 71.46 stroke average after earning her fifth top-10 finish of the season with her fifth-place effort at the Westbrook Spring Invitational. Strand, who finished with a seven-under-par 209 (71-69-69) in Arizona, owns 14 rounds better than par this season, including six straight rounds of 71 or better to open the spring. Her 71.46 stroke average has her on school-record pace, and she heads to South Carolina ranked No. 94 nationally by Golfweek. 

Miu Takahashi joined Strand in the top 10 for the second straight tournament, tying for eighth at Westbrook with a career-best 212 (71-71-70) to finish four-under-par. The sophomore from Nasu-Machi, Japan has trimmed her stroke average to 72.59 and ranks among the top 200 players in Division I according to GolfStat (190) and Golfweek (191). She owns four top-10 finishes on the year including a tournament title at the Dale McNamara Invitational in Oklahoma (Oct. 10-11).

Graduate student Megan Whittaker continues to be the model of consistency in the Husker lineup with seven top-30 finishes on the year, including her tie for 11th with a three-under-par 213 (70-71-72) at the…


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