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SDSU Sweeps Jackrabbit Invitational

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- Hudson Carpenter fired a 68 in the final round of the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational on Tuesday, earning his first career tournament victory by two strokes over USD's Alex Kline (72-72-65-209) at the Minnehaha Country Club.

Carpenter (-6) notched rounds of 69 and 70 in the windy opening rounds on Monday and finished with a two-day total of 207, the lowest 54-hole score of his career and third-best in school DI history . The senior carded 10 birdies at the fall home tournament.

Carpenter's 36-hole score of 139 is tied for fifth-best in the Jackrabbit record book. The Stillwater, Minn., native's tournament win is the first since former Jackrabbit David Smith at the Kansas Invitational in 2011.

The Jacks took home the team title, edging out North Dakota State(292-296-285-873) by two strokes. SDSU shot rounds of 295 and 292 on Monday and then posted the sixth-best round in the final 18 holes Tuesday with a score of 284. SDSU's 54-hole score of 871 is sixth-lowest in school DI history.

Joining Carpenter in the top-10, freshman Grant Smith (+3) fired a 66 in the final round on Tuesday, tied for third-best round in DI program history. It was also Smith's first top-10 of the season and his short career.

Smith carded rounds of 76 and 74 on Monday with four birdies through 36-holes. The Johnston, Iowa, native came out hot Tuesday, posting five birdies and no holes over par for the best round of his short season and career. Smith's 54-hole score of 216 is also a season and career-low.

Dylan Baker (+11) tied for 19th place at the 6,424-yard, par-71 Minnehaha Country Club. The sophomore shot rounds of 75, 72 (season-low) and 77 for a two-day total of 224 (season-low). The Eden Prairie, Minn., native posted seven birdies and two eagles over the course of the tournament.

Lukas Davison (+14) fired a steady 227 with rounds of 75, 76 and 76. The senior tied for 24th place and carded six birdies during the home tourney.

Freshman Ian Rinken shot rounds of 78, 77 and 74(season-low) to finish in 31st place. The Sioux Falls-native had a 54-hole score of 229, the lowest of his season and career. Rinken knocked in seven birdies over the course of the two-day event.

The Jacks also had Austin Sitter (+9) and Trevor Tobin (+40) competing unattached as individuals.

Sitter tied for 14th place with a three-round total of 222. The sophomore posted rounds of 77, 73 and 72 (season-low), posting nine birdies and one eagle along the way. Six of his nine birdies came in the final round Tuesday.

Tobin finished in 44th place after rounds of 82 (season-low), 83 and 88 for a two-day total of 253 (season-low).

The second annual Jackrabbit Fall Invitational marks the first time in 11-year head coach Jared Baszler's career that both the men's and women's teams finished in first place while competing at the same tournament.

The Jacks compete next at the Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate (Santa Clara) on Oct. 6-8, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
 
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The South Dakota State women's golf team captured the program's first 54-hole Division I tournament on Tuesday at the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational at Minnehaha Country Club.

The Jacks held a 15-stroke lead after 36 windy holes Monday, posting rounds of 317 and 318. SDSU scored a 315 in the final round Tuesday to seal the win by 11 strokes with a total of 950, tied for eight-lowest in SDSU's DI history.

Megan Mingo paced the young Jackrabbit squad, firing rounds of 80, 79 and 75 to finish tied for 3rd place, with four birdies along the way . The freshman's 54-hole score of 234 is a season and career-low and the Fall Invite marks the first top-25 and top-10 finish of the young Yankton-native's career. 

Sophomore Sydney MacDonald notched the first top-10 finish of her career at the 5,865-yard, par-71 course. The Calgary, Alberta-native shot rounds of 77, 78 and 81 for a two-day total of 236. MacDonald carded four birdies during the tournament. 

Junior Alli Plath and freshman Islamiah Fuad tied for 13th place with 54-hole totals of 242, the best finish of each golfer's career. Plath posted rounds of 79, 84 and 79 and Fuad carded rounds of 85, 77 (season-low) and 80. Each golfer had three birdies over the tournament.

Hallie Getz posted the first top-25 finish of her career with rounds of 81, 84 and 81 for a total of 246. The freshman tied for 20th place and notched four birdies over 54-holes.

SDSU had four individuals competing unattached, with some good numbers in the mix.

Sophomore Brianna Janu earned her first top-10 finish with rounds of 80, 77(season/career-low) and 83. The Glenwood, Minn., native finished in 10th place, the best finish of her career, and carded three birdies over the course of the tournament for a two-day total of 240.

Amber Houser posted scores of 82, 83 and 81 to finish tied for 20th place. The junior had a three-round total of 246.

Sophomore Michaela Kouri had rounds of 83, 86 and 83 for a two-day total of 252 to finish in 32nd place.

Sophomore Myranda Dunmire finished in 36th place, shooting rounds of 81, 90 and 83.

NDSU was the runner-up in the team standings with scores of 317, 335 and 309, finishing 11-strokes behind SDSU with a tournament total of 961.

The tournament champion had be to decided by a playoff hole between NDSU's Sarah Storandt (74-82-76-232) and USD's Brenna Lervick(77-75-80-232). Lervick came out on top in the playoff, held on the 18th hole.

The second annual Jackrabbit Fall Invitational marks the first time in 11-year head coach Jared Baszler's career that both the men's and women's teams finished in first place while competing at the same tournament.

The Jacks are back in action next week, Sept. 30-Oct.1, at the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational in Kansas City, Mo.
 
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