College women's golf: Jackrabbits in 5th in Nevada

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The South Dakota State women’s golf team sits in a tie for fifth place following the opening two rounds of the Spring Jackrabbit Invitational at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.

The Jacks were led by Piper Stubbs and Shakira-Ann Kuys through the first 36 holes. Stubbs opened the day with a 72 (E) on the first 18, followed by a 75 (+3) on the second lap. Kuys reversed those scores, recording a 75 on round one and 72 on round two. The duo is tied for 20th place (147, +3).

Stubbs tallied two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine of round one, then was steady with nine pars on the back nine. The highlight of Stubbs’ second round was an eagle on hole five.

Kuys carded 10 birdies over her first two rounds, including birdies on back-to-back holes three times.

McKenzie Mages is tied for 28th place. She was fairly steady through both rounds, collecting 27 pars and four birdies over the first 36 holes. A few tough holes toward the end of both rounds pushed her to 4-over-par (148, +4).

Alex Kandolin is tied for 36th place (150, +6) and Tatum Depuydt is tied for 59th place (153, +9).

Grand Canyon leads the team standings by 10 shots with a 10-under team score. GCU’s Constanza Guerreo is 8-under to lead the individual leaderboard.

The final round of the tournament is set for Tuesday morning. Action will resume with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. PT.