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Jacks golf teams set for Summit Tourney

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 04/19/2013 15:16:56
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The South Dakota State men’s and women’s golf teams are heading to Texas this weekend to compete at the 2013 Summit League Golf Championships on April 22-24.

The Jacks are also the host school for this year’s event in conjunction with The Summit League. The conference tournament was previously held at SDSU’s ‘home’ course, Primm Valley Golf Club, in Primm, Nev., the past three years.

Men’s Outlook

SDSU is third in The Summit League scoring standings with a 297.48 stroke per-round team average. The team’s lowest 54-hole score this season came at the 2013 Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev., and the Jacks recently won the Beu/Mussatto Golf Tournament on March 29-30, their first tournament victory since 2009.

Individual Summit League scoring ranks:

 #2 Hudson Carpenter (junior), 73.04 per-round average

#12 Greg Fehrman (senior), 75.00 per-round average

#13 Miles Knutsen (freshman), 75.13 per-round average

#22 Lukas Davison (junior), 76.00 per-round average

#25 Dillon Schultz (sophomore), 76.12 per-round average 

#32 AC Sitter (freshman), 77.13 per-round average

#41 David Smith (senior), 78.06 per-round average

#42 Brian Wynia (senior), 78.12 per-round average

Women’s Outlook

The Jacks sit sixth in the conference scoring standings with a 326.30 per-round team average. SDSU’s lowest 54-hole score came at the 2013 Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev. The team’s best finish came at the CSU Bakersfield Invitational with a 4th place finish.

Individual Summit League scoring ranks:

#2 Morgan Fitts (senior), 77.43 per-round average

#27 Amber Houser (sophomore), 82.65 per-round average

#32 Michaela Kouri (freshman), 83.47 per-round average

#36 Brianna Janu (freshman), 84.39 per-round average

#37 Sydney MacDonald (freshman), 84.65 per-round average 

#46 Alli Plath (sophomore), 85.64 per-round average

*Myranda Dunmire (sophomore), 86.91 per-round average, but less than 12 rounds played

Course

This year’s tournament takes place at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Texas. 

From the course’s website:

Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest’s Places to Play for 2008, Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club’s magnificent Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed championship golf course was carved from a pristine swath of land atop the highest point in Tarrant County.  Jones took full advantage of the existing topography’s sweeping panoramic vistas and bounty of lush foliage to create a compelling par-72, 6,953-yard test of golf that exhilarates and delights at every turn. 
 
Jones crafted this Texas golf gem in the old style, leaving the terrain completely natural.  Offering a perfect balance of playability and strategy, the course features undulating Bermuda fairways framed by corridors of stately oak trees, including numerous doglegs; meticulously manicured, tiered bentgrass greens; an abundance of white sand bunkers; and breathtaking views.  Jones’ reverence for nature is evident in every rugged bend.  The picturesque Big Bear Creek comes into play on 16 of the 18 holes, with numerous lakes and tributaries adding to the course’s spectacular beauty…as well as its challenge.
 
While difficult enough to test the mettle of scratch golfers, multiple tees on each hole enable golfers of all abilities to enjoy the subtle nuances and unique design elements that have brought Jones worldwide acclaim.  Among the numerous tournaments that have been held at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club are the 2007 Texas State Public Links Championships; the 2008 Gateway Tour; the 2008 Texas Mid Amateur Qualifier; and the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Amateur Qualifier.
 

COURSE SETUP:

MEN

 

WOMEN

Hole #

Yardage

Par          

 

Hole #

Yardage

Par

#1

413

4

 

#1

362

4

#2

440

4

 

#2

373

4

#3

407

4

 

#3

364

4

#4

169

3

 

#4

148

3

#5

534

5

 

#5

496

5

#6

371

4

 

#6

349

4

#7

556

5

 

#7

489

5

#8

171

3

 

#8

134

3

#9

424

4

 

#9

370

4

Out

3485

36

 

Out

3085

36

#10

400

4

 

#10

335

4

#11

196

3

 

#11

160

3

#12

524

5

 

#12

505

5

#13

424

4

 

#13

372

4

#14

212

3

 

#14

170

3

#15

526

5

 

#15

482

5

#16

433

4

 

#16

371

4

#17

228

3

 

#17

162

3

#18

525

5

 

#18

477

5

In

3468

36

 

In

3034

36

Total

6953

72

 

Total

6119

72

Schedule

Practice rounds will be held Sunday April, 21st with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. After the practice rounds are over, the teams will convene for a banquet that evening.

Tournament play begins Monday morning. The field of nine teams will be broken-up into threesomes of three, teeing-off in nine-minute intervals. All play for both the men’s and women’s teams will begin on hole one.

Day One

Men: 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Women: 10:24 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Day Two

Women: 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Men: 10:34 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Day Three

Men: 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Women: 10:34 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Field

Both the men’s and women’s field consists of the nine Summit League institutions and the seedings are as follows:

Men’s Seeds:

1. Kansas City

2. North Dakota State

3. South Dakota State

4. Oakland

5. Fort Wayne

6. South Dakota

7. IUPUI

8. Western Illinois

9. Omaha

 

Women’s Seeds:

1. North Dakota State

2. Kansas City

3. IUPUI

4. Oakland

5. Western Illinois

6. South Dakota State

7. Fort Wayne

8. South Dakota

9. Omaha

Follow Along

The tournament will feature live-scoring courtesy of golfstat.com. You can access the tournament pages here (men's) and here (women's).

2012 Championship results

Courtesy of thesummitleague.org

IUPUI Men, ORU Women Capture Summit League Golf Titles

PRIMM, Nev. − After finishing second last season, the IUPUI men won its third Summit League Championship by defeating Southern Utah in a team playoff on hole No. 18 of the Desert Course at the Primm Valley Golf Club. On the women's side, Oral Roberts won its record 15th-straight league crown by four strokes over North Dakota State on the Lakes Course.

IUPUI senior Michael Davan became the second-straight Jaguar golfer to win Championship MVP honors after firing a league 54-hole record 205 (64-71-70). The other members of the all-tournament team included IUPUI's Ben Engle(207), Oral Roberts' Scott Newell (208), Oakland's Nick Cunningham (211), Southern Utah's Jake Holt (211) and Western Illinois' Ben Kilborn (211). With his third-place finish, Newell won Newcomer of the Championship, while IUPUI'sJohn Andrews won his third Coach of the Year honor. Four men's teams beat the previous team record score of 860 (IUPUI, SUU, ORU, IPFW) set in 2009 and 2011.

North Dakota State's Amy Anderson won her second consecutive Championship MVP with her three-round 218 (72-70-76) on the women's side. Southern Utah's Monica Jung (221) placed second to earn the Newcomer of the Championship award, while ORU's Lance Watson captured the Coach of the Year award. Oral Roberts' Tiffany Robbins and Alheli Moreno and Western Illinois' Kristi Tschudin all tied for third with a 223 to earn all-tournament team honors.

The Jaguars earn The Summit League's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf Regionals which take place May 17-19, while the Golden Eagles will participate in the 2012 NCAA Women's Regionals from May 10-12. Announcement of the NCAA Men's Regional fields and pairings are slated for May 7, at 8 p.m. (CDT), while the NCAA Women's Regional fields and pairings are scheduled for April 30, at 8 p.m. (CDT).
 

2012 Men's Championship Standings and Awards

1. IUPUI: 265-291-293-849

2. Southern Utah: 278-288-283-849

3. Oral Roberts: 285-287-279-851

4. Fort Wayne: 279-287-290-856

5.North Dakota State: 291-288-282-861

6. Western Illinois: 285-292-288-865

7. Kansas City: 293-298-290-881

8. South Dakota State: 291-305-286-882

9. Oakland: 296-292-295-883

10. South Dakota: 302-305-308-915

Championship MVP: Michael Davan, IUPUI

Newcomer of the Championship: Scott Newell, Oral Roberts

Coach of the Year: John Andrews, IUPUI

All-Tournament Team:

Nick Cunningham, Oakland

Michael Davan, IUPUI

Ben Engle, IUPUI

Jake Holt, Southern Utah

Ben Kilborn, Western Illinois

Scott Newell, Oral Roberts

 

2012 Women's Championship Standings and Awards

1. Oral Roberts: 297-314-298-909

2. North Dakota State: 306-313-294-913

3.Kansas City: 308-309-299-916

4. Southern Utah: 308-312-300-920

5. IUPUI: 301-323-302-926

6. Western Illinois: 300-324-308-932

7. Oakland: 312-332-309-953

8. South Dakota: 311-327-315-953

9. South Dakota State: 320-327-309-956

10. Fort Wayne: 316-319-328-963

Championship MVP: Amy Anderson, North Dakota State

Newcomer of the Championship: Monica Jung, Southern Utah

Coach of the Year: Lance Watson, Oral Roberts

All-Tournament Team:

Amy Anderson, North Dakota State

Monica Jung, Southern Utah

Alheli Moreno, Oral Roberts

Tiffany Robbins, Oral Roberts

Kristi Tschudin, Western Illinois

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