Jacks in 4th place at Creighton Classic
OMAHA, NEB. -- The South Dakota State women’s golf team opened play at the Creighton Classic on Monday and sit in 4th place entering the final 18 holes of the 36-hole tournament.
11 teams are competing at the tourney being held at the 6,010-yard, par-72 Oak Hills Country Club.
The Jacks carded a first round score of 319 and have four golfers in the top-25 heading into play Tuesday.
Sydney MacDonald leads the way for the young Jackrabbit squad and is 6-over-par. The freshman fired a 78(40-38) in the opening round and is tied for 6th after day one. MacDonald’s career-best finish was a tie for 17th at the 2013 Jackrabbit Invitational.
Senior Morgan Fitts is tied for 10th place at 7-over-par after a first round score of 79(39-40). Fitts can move into sole possession of first place in the SDSU record books for top-10’s in a season if she finishes in the top-10.
Sophomore Amber Houser is tied for 14th place after a round of 80(40-40), 8-over-par on the day.
Brianna Janu posted a first round score of 82 (41-41) and stands tied for 23rd heading into the final 18-holes. The freshman is 10-over-par.
Freshman Michaela Kouri is tied for 66th after a first round of 94 (42-52).
University of Northern Iowa sits atop the team leader board with a score of 311 and hold a four-stroke lead over North Dakota State.
NDSU’s Amy Anderson is in first place with an opening round of 74 (37-37) and is 2-over-par with a two-stroke lead heading into the final round.
The Jackrabbits are three strokes back of Western Illinois, four strokes behind NDSU and eight strokes off of leader UNI.
The final round kicks-off at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.