SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- Senior Morgan Fitts was the runner-up at the first-ever Jackrabbit Fall Invitational which wrapped up Monday afternoon at the Minnehaha Country Club.
Fitts carded rounds of 78, 71 and 77 (226) to lead the young squad to a fifth place finish for the two day event. As a team, the Jacks had a three-round total of 975 (333-323-319).
Sophomore Amber Houser finished in 14th with rounds of 85, 78 and 79 (242) and freshman Michaela Kouri shot an 85, 86 and 82 (253) to finish in a tie for 29th.
Rounding out the top-five for the Jacks, freshman Sydney MacDonald and sophomore Alli Plath tied for 34th at a three-round total of 256 . MacDonald had scores of 86, 89 and 81, while Plath carded rounds of 85, 88 and 83.
SDSU had two roster members competing as individuals. Freshman Brianna Janu tied for 26th with rounds of 88, 82 and 79 (249) and sophomore Myranda Dunmire was five strokes behind with scores of 89, 81 and 84 to place in a tie for 31st.
North Dakota State took home top team and individual honors. Amy Anderson, whose brother won the men’s side of the tournament, posted rounds of 71, 70 and 75 (216) to win by 10 strokes.
NDSU shot a two-day total of 933 (309-310-314) and had three golfers in the top-ten. Northern Iowa was runner-up with a score of 951 (316-315-320).
Next up for the Jackrabbits is a trip to Florida for two tournaments that will close out the fall season. On Oct. 12-14, SDSU competes in the LPGA Invitational in Daytona Beach and then head to Jacksonville on Oct. 15-16 for the Fall Courtyard Classic.