LAS VEGAS — Sophomore Cassie Deeg shot an opening round 71 to lead the Nebraska women’s team to sixth place after the first round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Sunday.
Deeg’s one-under-par round put her in a tie for second place heading into Monday’s second round, one shot behind Texas Tech’s Elin Arvidsson. Sophomore Morgan Smejkal of Columbus shot a 82, putting her in a tie for 89th place.
As a team, the Cornhuskers shot a 295, just seven shots behind UNLV for the team lead. All 17 teams in the field are within 20 shots of first place.