Four Jackrabbits finished in the top seven as the South Dakota State women’s golf team won the Omaha Invitational Sunday afternoon at the ArborLinks Golf Course in Nebraska City, Neb.
The Jacks won by 25 strokes over Summit League member North Dakota State, shooting a three-round 891 (309-288-294) on the par-72, 6,179 course.
Senior Megan Mingo finished second, firing a three-round 217 (74-73-70) with 13 birdies in the three rounds. Her final round 70 ranks as the third-lowest round in school history.
Teresa Toscano turned in the best finish by a freshman in their first collegiate event in SDSU history, finishing fourth with a 222 (78-70-74). For the tournament, she collected nine birdies, including four in the final round.
Senior Hallie Getz finished fifth, shooting a 225 (81-73-71) with eight birdies.
After playing 72 holes in three days, freshman Sydney Bormann shot an 80 to give her a three-round total of 229 (77-72-80) to finish seventh in her first collegiate event.
Freshman Jade Newman made the biggest move in the standings for the Jackrabbits, going from 31st Saturday to 25th Sunday after firing a final round 79 (84-80-79=243).
South Dakota freshman golfer Matt Tolan took medalist honors and senior Cody Seal tied for second as the Coyote men’s golf team won the team title with a combined score of 14-over par (878) at the UNO Invitational held Saturday and Sunday. The 54-hole tournament was held at ArborLinks Golf Course.
There were men’s and women’s tournaments at the event with eight teams and 45 competitors in both competitions.
This was Tolan’s first collegiate tournament. He entered the final round in a tie for third after shooting a tournament-low round five-under par (67) in the second round. He fired a three-under par in the final round and made seven birdies to claim the individual title. He won the tournament by three strokes with a final score of three-under par (77-67-69-213).
Seal shot a two-under par in the first and third rounds and finished in a four-way tie for second with Creighton’s Kade Brown, UNO’s Kevin Gordon and Missouri State’s Brad Carpenter. Seal made five birdies and was one of three golfers to make an eagle as he finished the tournament at even (70-76-70-216).
Freshman Tommy Vining placed 11th at two-over par (221), senior Grant Campbell was 36th at 19-over par (235) and junior Jack Holmgren tied for 43rd at 28-over par (244). Freshman Scott Fudenberg competed individually for USD and finished in a tie for 22nd at 13-over par (229).
Finishing behind USD was Northern Iowa with a team score of 885 (+21). Creighton and SIUE tied for third at 891 (+27).
On the women’s side, USD placed third with a three round total of 70-over par (934). Individually, senior Brenna Lervick and junior Abby Dufrane finished third and sixth, respectively. Lervick shot a 75-75-71-221 and finished five-over par. Dufrane competed individually and shot 81-70-77-228 for a total score of 12-over par. Dufrane made the second most birdies with 12 and Lervick had six.
Sophomore Jennifer Vincent tied for 13th at 19-over par (235). Freshman Katie Bartlett tied for 17th at 24-over par (240), classmate Karli Kerrigan finished at 26-over par (242) and sophomore Lexi Petersen finished in a tie for 25th at 27-over par (245).
North Dakota State’s Natalie Roth took home individual medalist honors with an even score of 216. South Dakota State’s Megan Mingo was one stroke back in second place as she led South Dakota State to the team title at 27-over par (891). North Dakota State was second at 52-over par and the Coyotes were third.
South Dakota’s golf teams will both be on the road next week. The men’s team travels to Pullman, Wash., for the Washington State Itani Quality Homes Collegiate and the women will be in Springfield, Mo., for the Missouri State Payne Stewart Memorial. Both tournaments are from Sept. 12-13.