Collegiate Golfers Put Up Varying Performances: Huskers, Creighton, Omaha

Husker Women

Vanessa Bouvet put together one of the best rounds by a freshman in Nebraska history with a four-under-par 68 in the second round of the Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Tuesday.

Bouvet, playing in her first collegiate tournament, followed Monday’s opening-round 72 with a spectacular 68 to match the second-best round by a freshman in Husker history. With a two-round total of 140, it also vaulted her into second place on the individual leaderboard in the 75-player event.

The Huskers will complete the three-day Ptarmigan Ram Classic on Wednesday, beginning with their first tee time off hole No. 1 at 10:40 a.m. (CT).

Creighton Men

The Creighton men’s golf team tied for fifth place on Tuesday at the Crusader Collegiate, which opened the 2018-19 season for the Bluejays.

Brad Keyer started his senior season with a tie for fifth-place, the best finish by a Bluejay in any meet since Kade Brown opened the 2016-17 campaign with a tie for second place at the UNO Invitational. Keyer followed up an opening-round 73 with consecutive 72s for a 217 total.

Creighton returns to the course on Sept. 24-25 at the Derek Dolenc Invitational in Madison, Ill.

Omaha Men

The Omaha men’s golf team opened the fall season with a 17th-place finish at the Ram Masters Invitational.

The Mavericks closed the 54-hole event with a team score of 304 to finish at 899.  Host Colorado State won the tournament with a score of 836.  Illinois State was second at 850, and South Dakota took third at 854.

The Mavericks return to action on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25 at the Derek Dolenc Invitational at SIUE.