A Four-Ball Sweep Propels Nebraska to Early Lead
MARSHALLTOWN (June 30 2022) – Team Nebraska took an early lead in Four-Ball matches on Thursday morning and never looked back.
Emily Karmazin and Katie Ruge fell 2 down to Team Iowa through 8 holes and fought their way back winning 5 of the next 10 holes to bring home the first point with a 2 up victory.
The next match featured Julia Karmazin and Karsen Morrison and the pair only trailed to Team Missouri for one hole after a bogey on the par-5 No. 7. Karmazin and Morrison went on to win the next two holes and cruise through the back nine to a 2&1 win, giving Team Nebraska their second point.
The final Four-Ball match for Team Nebraska finished on No. 16 where Kaitlyn Hanna and Emily Krzyanowski did not trail at any point in the match after being tied through 4 holes. Hanna and Krzyanowski carried a 1 up lead into the back nine and won Nos. 11, 12 and 16 to sweep the morning Four-Ball matches and lead the championship with 3 points.
In the afternoon Foursomes matches, Team Nebraska sent out Kaitlyn Hanna and Katie Ruge against Team Missouri and both sides went back and forth before tying on No. 18 green. Hanna and Ruge earned a half point to remain in the top spot.
The sister-duo, Emily and Julia Karmazin, faced off with Team Kansas in the next match and held a 2 up leading heading to the back nine. A birdie on No. 17 finished the job and brought team Nebraska to 4.5 points and still atop the leaderboard.
In the final match of the day for Team Nebraska, Emily Krzyanowski and Karsen Morrison combined for 3 birdies on the back nine to close out a dominant day one with a 3&1 victory.
Team Nebraska is currently in first place with 5.5 points. Team Missouri sits right behind in sole second with 4.5 points. Emily Karmazin will kick off Friday's Singles matches at 7:46 a.m.
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