Women golfers finish seventh at invitational

Women golfers finish seventh at invitational
The University of South Dakota women's golf team brought home a seventh-place finish out of 12 squads at the Concordia-St. Paul Invite held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17.

The Coyotes finished with a two-day score of 343-334=677, which was 33 strokes back of Augustana's winning score of 644. Winona State was second (656), just ahead of Nebraska-Omaha (660). North Dakota (663) took fourth in front of host Concordia-St. Paul (666), with Minnesota State (672) right behind in sixth. USD edged Southwest Minnesota State (679) for seventh.

Senior Amanda Young led the Coyote charge by placing 10th with her total of 83-81=164. Junior Amber Luitjens turned in identical 84's each day to finish at 168 and in a tie for 17th.

Senior Karrie Plate (Vermillion) and junior Brooke Bonte (Beresford) both finished with an aggregate score of 174 to tie for 35th, with Plate going 85-89 and Bonte showing an eight-stroke improvement on the second day with a 91-83. Junior Andrea Petersen tied for 43rd by shooting 91-86=177.

Besides the five Coyotes that combined for the seventh-place finish, USD had one individual playing in the field. Freshman Candice Bonrud matched Plate and Bonte's score of 174 to finish in the tie for 35th by carding an 88-86=174.

The Coyotes will return to the course on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, when they travel to Marshall, MN, to take part in the Mustang Invite.

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