Nebraska City, Neb. -- Junior Jenna Janu is tied for 21st and led the Fighting Hawks in the opening 36 holes of the UNO Invitational on Friday. Janu opened with a 73 (+1) and was in second place after the opening round. She finished with a 156 (+12) to pace UND, who went 317-329 = 646 (+70) and sits in eighth place.
Janu, who shot a three-under 33 on the back nine of her opening round, was the only UND player to a post a score in the 70's during the team's first loop around the ArborLinks Golf Course. Freshman Ashlyn Guggisberg and sophomore Ally Rogers put together respective scores of 81 (+9) as the team sat in sixth place with its 317 total (+29). Janu and Guggisberg shared the team lead with three birdies on the day.
In the second round, senior Haily Abel was 10 strokes better than her opening round and led UND with a 77 (+5). She finished the day tied for 38th with Guggisberg, who was making her collegiate debut. Both players finished with 164 (+20) totals.
Nebraska leads the eight-team field after posting a 591 (+15) team score. The Cornhuskers hold a three-shot lead on North Dakota State (594; +18). The next closest team to the Bison was South Dakota, who was 18 strokes behind their Summit League rival with a 612 (+36) total.
The final round of the 54-hole event is scheduled for Saturday morning.
UNO Invitational (First and Second Results)
|1.||Nebraska||301-290 = 591 (+15)|
|2.||North Dakota State||302-292 = 594 (+18)|
|3.||South Dakota||307-305 = 612 (+36)|
|4.||Northern Iowa||320-309 = 629 (+53)|
|5.||Creighton||316-314 = 630 (+54)|
|6.||Omaha||313-318 = 631 (+55)|
|7.||Drake||322-316 = 638 (+62)|
|8.||North Dakota||317-329 = 646 (+70)|
UND Individuals (First and Second Round Results)
|t21.||Jenna Janu||73-83 = 156 (+12)|
|t38.||Ashlyn Guggisberg||81-83 = 164 (+20)|
|t38.||Haily Abel||87-77 = 164 (+20)|
|t47.||Ally Rogers||81-86 = 167 (+23)|
|51.||Hanna Peterson||82-88 = 170 (+26)|
-- UND --