The University of South Dakota women's golf team opened the spring portion of its 2007 schedule by tying for fifth place out of eight teams at the Grand Valley State Invite, compiling a two-day score of 675, which equaled the score posted by Lewis. Detroit Mercy won the event with a score of 617.
Senior Amanda Young (Mitchell) was the top USD finisher by shooting identical rounds of 81 to take 12th with her two-day score of 162. Junior Amber Luitjens (Aberdeen) carded an 84-83=167 to place 17th, while senior Karrie Plate (Vermillion) took 30th with her 92-81=173.
Sophomore Kendra Neugebauer (Parkston) claimed a 32nd-place finish with her 89-85=174, and freshman Candice Bonrud (Burnsville, MN) rounded out the Coyote squad with a 91-86=177 that was good for 38th. South Dakota also had two individuals competing in the field, as junior Brooke Bonte (Beresford) shot an 85-87=192 to take 29th and junior Andrea Petersen (Austin, MN) had an 88-88=196 for a 34th-place finish.
The Coyotes will be off until Friday, March 30, when they begin play in the two-day Augustana Invitational in Sioux Falls.