The University of South Dakota women's golf team finished in eighth-place out of 11 teams with a score of 351-342 – 693 at the two-day Maverick Invitational hosted by Minnesota State University over the past two days. North Dakota ran away with the team title by completing the tourney with a 332-338 – 670. Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State tied for second as the eight teams that finished directly behind UND were separated by only nine strokes.
For the fifth time this spring, senior Amanda Young (Mitchell) was USD's top finisher by tying for seventh with her 84-83–167. Fellow senior Karrie Plate (Vermillion) tied for 16th by going 90-81 �171, while junior Amber Luitjens (Aberdeen) finished two shots back in a tie for 21st with her 85-88 – 173.
Freshman Candice Bonrud (Burnsville, MN) closed out the event by tying for 54th at 92-91 – 183, with junior Brooke Bonte (Beresford) finishing one shot behind Bonrud in 56th with her 90-94 – 184. Closing out the South Dakota contingent was sophomore Kendra Neugebauer (Parkston) in 69th-place, carding a score of 106-90 – 196.
The Coyotes will wait to hear if they have been selected for the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Championships to be held on May 1 and 2.