PRIMM, NEV.-- The South Dakota State women’s golf team opened the spring season with a sixth place finish at the 2013 Jackrabbit Invitational, held on the 6,181-yard, par-72 Lakes Course at the Primm Valley Golf Club.
Senior Morgan Fitts led the Jacks with a 10th place finish, shooting rounds of 80, 78 and 73 (231). After seven bogeys and two double bogeys in the first round, Fitts shook off the winter rust on the final day of the tournament, finishing with eight birdies and an eagle overall.
Fitts is currently second in The Summit league in scoring with a 77.67 per-round average. Her 10th place finish was the 5th top-10 of her career, moving into a tie for first on the school's career top-10 finishes list. It was also her 13th top-25, moving her into second place on the school's career top-25 finishes list.
Freshman Sydney MacDonald finished in a tie for 17th, a career-best, as she carded rounds of 80, 73 and 82 (235). Her second round of 73 is a career best and it was also the freshman’s first top-25 finish in college.
MacDonald also posted the best low-36 (153) and low-54 (235) hole scores in her career. She posted seven birdies at the tourney, five of which came in an up-and-down final round that included three bogeys and three double bogeys.
Competing unattached, Brianna Janu finished tied for 23rd, a career best. The freshman fired rounds of 79, 82 and 78 to finish with a final score of 239. She set personal bests for low-18 (78), low-36 (161) and low-54 (239) hole scores. She finished the tournament with five birdies.
Amber Houser shot rounds of 79, 85 and 79 to finish tied for 33rd. The sophomore posted six birdies over the two day event.
Also competing as an individual, Myranda Dunmire set personal bests across the board. The sophomore finished tied for 48th with rounds of 87, 80 and 84 (251). Her final score of 251 is a 54-hole low, including a low-36 hole score of 167 and an 18-hole low of 80, all personal bests.
North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson was the tournament champion and ran away with the event. She shot rounds of 70, 70 and 69 (209) to finish seven-under, 14 strokes better than runner-up Marissa Borja of Eastern Washington (223).
The Jacks hit the links again on March 25-26 at the Cal State-Bakersfield Invitational in Bakersfield, Calif.