SHEBOYGAN, Wis.—Sophomore Grant Smith shot a second-round two-under par 70 to help put the South Dakota State men’s golf team into third at the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate Monday.
The Jackrabbits shot a two-round 608 (308-300) at the par-72, 7,201 course and trail leader Youngstown State by 12 shots and second place Valparaiso by seven shots.
"Even though we did not play to our potential today, I was very happy the way the guys grinded it out. We got the true Irish experience today with fog, pouring rain, wind, and temperature fluctuations," Director of Golf Casey VanDamme said. "For the most part our guys did everything they could to focus on their process and the things they could control. We look forward to competing again tomorrow and expect continued growth.”
Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) shot a first round 75, followed by his 70, finishing with a one-over par 145. Junior Dylan Baker (Eden Prairie, Minn.) is tied for seventh, shooting a six-over par 150 with a pair of 75s.
In his first collegiate action, freshman Zach Sackett (Winnipeg, Manitoba) is tied for 17th after firing a 156 (78-78). Sophomore Trevor Tobin (Brandon) sits in a tie for 21st (80-77=157) while classmate Guillermo Gonzalez (Merida, Yucatan) is tied for 35th (89-79=168).
The Jackrabbits return to the Irish course for an 8 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday.