Nebraska’s Steffi Neisen finished in a tie for second in the stroke play portion of the 36th annual U.S. Women’s Amateur Publinks Championships on Tuesday. Neisen, a junior-to-be from New Prague, MN. qualifed as one of the top seeds for the 64-player match-play portion of the tournament that starts today.
Lisa McCloskey was the only golfer in the 156-player field to produce a better 36-hole score than Neisen. McCloskey, a first-team NGCA Division I All-American at USC in 2012, finished seven-under-par to earn the top seed. Neisen will square off with Lea Garner of Washington Terrace, Utah, in Wednesday’s opening round of match play at 10:36 a.m. (CT).
Fellow Husker junior-to-be Katelyn Wright also made the cut to advance into the 64-player match play field. Wright will face Burger in Wednesday’s opening round of match play at 11:12 a.m. Former Husker JC (Stevenson) Weaver from Grand Island, NE., finished with rounds of 79 and 78 and did not make the cut.