USD Men 2nd at Summit League Golf Tourney
by KDLT Sports
April 24, 2013 9:32 PM
KELLER, Texas—South Dakota men’s golf shot 299-298-302—899 to finish as the runner-up at the Summit League Championships at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller. The Coyotes finished 19 strokes behind tournament champion Kansas City and 13 strokes above third-place South Dakota State.
Sam Matthew (73-75-76) and Miles Death (76-75-73) both took 224 strokes to finish +8, tied for sixth-place and two-shots short of making the All-Tournament team. Death birdied the 11th and 15th holes to finish 2-under on the back nine. Dakota Clark shot 75-76-74—225 to close at 9-up and ninth overall.
Alex Kline carded an 11-over-par 75-73-79—227 to come in 11th at the event. Jordan Rykal finished 22nd at the 45-man tournament after shooting 79-75-79—233. The ‘Yotes were the only team to have all five golfers finish in the top 25.
As a team, the Coyotes birdied nine holes on the tournament’s final day and totaled 39 birdies in three-rounds. Ten of those birdies came on par-3’s, 12 on par-4’s and 16 on par-5’s.
Kansas City took home the team title by carding 295-298-287—880. The ‘Roos had the top-three finishers at the event, including Championship MVP Korbin Kuehn.
UMKC’s Antoine Rozner and Nathan Hughes also made the All-Tournament team, as did Western Illinois’ Nate Davis and North Dakota State’s Bill Carlson.
The Coyotes will conclude their season with the Dakota Cup in Morton, Minn., on Saturday and Sunday. USD will take on South Dakota State and North Dakota State at the two-day event.