Former Lady Vol golfer Nicole Smith has kicked off 2013 competing on the Ladies European Tour at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters and the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women's Open.
At the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in Queensland, Australia, Smith came in a tie for 45th, finishing with a 5-over par 221. Through three rounds the Riverside, Calif, native carded nine birdies, six of which she recorded in the second round alone.
Smith tied for 72nd out of a field of 143 competitors at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch, New Zealand. In two rounds, she posted a 6-over par 150. After a first round score of 8-over par 70, Smith bounced back shooting 2-under par 70, notching five birdies in the round. Only the top 55 players advanced to the final round.
Smith wraps up February at the ISPS Handa Women´s Australian Open the 14th-17th in Canberra, Australia as part of the LPGA Tour.