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Kate Smith named Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications

LINCOLN, Neb. -- After posting a career-best 54-hole score of 212 at the Pinehurst Challenge, sophomore Kate Smith has been named the Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week on Oct. 11.

Smith’s 212 is just three strokes off of Nebraska’s 54-hole school record of 209. The Huskers shot an overall 876 at the tournament (290-287-299), managing a 10th place finish of 19 competing teams.

The Detroit Lakes, Minn. native managed 48 holes at or below par, highlighted by seven birdies and two eagles in two days at Pinehurst GC No. 1 (-4; 69-72-71). She finished tied for seventh place, her third top-10 finish through four tournaments this fall. The honor is Smith's second of the fall season, and second consecutive honor for Nebraska as senior Audrey Judd (Olathe, Kan.) was named the Golfer of the Week on Oct. 4. 

This is the third Golfer of the Week honor of Smith's career, tied for the most of any Husker with Cassie Deeg, who earned three honors in 2013-14. This is also Nebraska's third Big Ten Golfer of the Week this fall, tying for the most honors earned in the fall season in NU history. 

Kate Smith and the Big Red will return to action on Oct. 22-24 at the UNLV Collegiate Showdown, the final tournament of the fall season. 

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