Coyote golf team finishes sixth at SMSU Invitational

Coyote golf team finishes sixth at SMSU Invitational
The South Dakota women's golf team matched its first round total of 331 on the second day (April 15) of the Southwest Minnesota State Invite to finish sixth with a 662 at the Marshall Golf Course.

USD junior Amanda Young (Mitchell) posted the highest finish of any Coyote this spring, as she finished fifth with a 79-77-156. Junior Karrie Plate (Vermillion) recorded a pair of 83s, to finish in a tie for 20th place with a 166.

Sophomore Kristi Tighe (Homer, NE) finished three strokes behind Plate with an 83-86-169, while junior Starr Jones (Sheldon, IA) completed the two-day tournament in a tie for 34th with an 87-75-172. Also adding to the team score was sophomore Amber Luitjens (Aberdeen) who shot an 86-89-175 to finish 39th.

North Dakota won the team title with a 318-316-634, five strokes ahead of Minnesota State. UND's Liz Kaler garnered medalist honors by shooting a six-over-par 74-76-150.

South Dakota will return to action on April 22-23, when they travel to Waseca, MN, to participate in the Minnesota State Invitational.

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