Jacks tie for 6th in final fall tourney
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The South Dakota State women's golf team fired two school records in the final two rounds of the Payne Stewart Memorial on Tuesday, the last tournament of the fall season for the Jacks.
After playing the first round and 16-17 holes of the second round on Monday, play was suspended due to darkness. SDSU finished off a second round of 301 on Tuesday morning, which is tied for the lowest 18-hole score in school DI history, in relation to par (13 over).
The Jacks turned in a final round score of 309, tied for eighth-lowest in school history, to jump up to a tie for 6th place with Arkansas-Little Rock. SDSU entered the final two rounds in 11th place out of 17 teams.
Megan Mingo tied for 26th place with a 54-hole total score of 233, a season and career-low. The freshman carded rounds of 81 and 75 in the first two rounds for a career and season-low 36-hole score of 156 and posted a final round of 77.
Freshman Hallie Getz fired a 72 in the final round on Tuesday, which is tied for the lowest 18-hole score in relation to par (even) in school DI history. Combined with her first two rounds of 82 and 80, Getz posted a career and season-low 54-hole total of 234, finishing tied for 31st place.
Sydney MacDonald also joins the lowest 18-hole score club, notching a 72 in the second round, which ties her for first place in the SDSU ranks for lowest individual round. That marks a season and career-best low 18-hole total.
The sophomore recorded the third-lowest 36-hole score in school DI history with a 148, also a season and career-best. Overall for the tourney, MacDonald tied for 33rd place with scores of 76, 72 and 87 (235).
Freshman Islamiah Fuad closed out her first fall season with rounds of 80, 74 (season/career-low) and 83 for a two day total of 237, finishing tied for 41st place.
Brianna Janu tied a season and career-low 18-hole total with a 77 in the 3rd round. The sophomore posted scores of 82 and 86 on Monday for a tourney total of 245, finishing tied for 66th place.
Competing unattached, junior Alli Plath tied for 83rd place with a three-round score of 252. Plath posted rounds of 87, 83 and 82 to close out the fall season.
As a team, SDSU's 36-hole score of 620 is fourth-lowest in school DI history and the 54-hole total of 929 is the second-lowest in school DI history.
Former Summit League member Oral Roberts captured the tournament title with scores of 296, 296 and 299 (891) to beat Wichita State (297-298-310-905) by six strokes.
Redlands Community College's Lina Aguillon took first place with scores of 73, 71 and 71 (215) to edge out Wichita State's Meghan Schuetz (72-73-71-216) by one stroke.
The tournament was hosted by Missouri State and featured a 17 team field on the 6,081-yard, par-72 Rivercut Golf Course.
The Jackrabbits are done golfing outside for the year, but return to the links at the Lady Thunderbird Golf Invitational in St. George, Utah, hosted by Southern Utah on March 13-14, 2014, to kick off the spring season.