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Former Lady Vol Nicole Smith competed in her first LPGA
event over the weekend at the 2013 ISPS HANDA Australian Open in Canberra,
Australia. Smith tied for 80th out of a field of 157 competitors.
The Riverside, Calif., native wrapped up the tournament 4-over par 296. She posted a 1-under 72 card in the first and second rounds each, while hitting even-par 73 in the third round. She finished the fourth and final round at 6-over 79. The top 82 competitors from the first and second rounds moved on to the third and fourth rounds.
Through the tournament, Smith notched one eagle and 11 birdies.
Smith's next LPGA event takes place March 14-17 at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix, Ariz.
For complete results, click here.
Former Lady Vol Nathalie Mansson finished in a tie for 28th at the LPGA International Legends Tournament, a part of the Suncoast Ladies Series.
Mansson shot a first-round score of 7-over par 79, followed by a second-round comeback of 1-over par 73. The Swede carded a final round score of 4-over 76 to wrap up the tournament at 12-over par 228 in a field of 57 competitors.
The next Suncoast Ladies Series event for Mansson takes place February 25-27 at the Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary, Fla.
To see final results of the event, click here.
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Smith is currently tied with Courtney Massey and Daniela Iacobelli for the lead. The Riverside, Calif., product tees off for the final round at 9:35 a.m. Sunday. You can view the complete list of pairings for round 2 here and live stats of the tournament are available here.
Smith has been part of the Symetra Tour's Volvik Race for the Card. The top-10 finishers on the money list at the conclusion of the tour will earn their LPGA cards. Smith is currently ninth on the list.
Smith is competing in her final tournament of the Symetra Tour where she is currently ninth on the money list. The top 10 finishes earn their LPGA cards at the conclusion of the Symetra Tour, which is the Daytona Beach Invitational this weekend.
The Riverside, Calif., native is currently in a tie for third after the first round, where she carded 3-under par 69. Smith shot three birdies and one eagle on the day. Even with Smith after the first round is Sara-Maude Juneau, who is $372 behind Smith on the Symetra Tour money list.
Smith tees off her second round at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning. You can view the complete list of pairings for round 2 here.
Live stats of the tournament can be found here.
Former Lady Vol Nicole Smith is becoming one step closer to punching her LPGA card as she tied for 23rd at the Vidalia Championship over the weekend.
Smith carded a 5-over par 221 total to contribute to her top-10 ranking on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. She currently is ranked ninth on the list with one tournament remaining, the Daytona Beach Invitational presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next weekend.
Smith would become the fourth Lady Vol to earn her LPGA card, joining Angela Oh, Jessica Shepley and Young-A Yang.
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