SDSU finishes 16th in Badger Invitational

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MADISON, Wis. – The South Dakota State men’s golf team finished 16th in the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course.

The Jackrabbits shot 295 Sunday, 305 Monday and 313 Tuesday for a 913 total.

“Disappointing finish,” said SDSU coach Casey VanDamme. “We need to learn how to play when we don’t have our A-game. The ability to grind it out is what will decide if we have a successful team or not moving forward. I think we will figure it out and look forward to competing with each other at home!”

Notre Dame went deep in Round 3 to win by 14 strokes with a 22-under-par 842 (283-285-274) total. The Fighting Irish shot 14-under Tuesday.

Kansas (286-282-288—856) was second, Mississippi (291-289-278—858) third, Illinois State (289-282-290—861) fourth, Nevada (291-293-278) fifth and Coastal Carolina (300-282-282—864) sixth.

The Wolf Pack’s Sam Harned posted a 54-hole tally of 12-under 204 (70-70-64) to win by one. He shot 8-under in the final round.

Notre Dame’s Hunter Ostrom was second at 11-under 205 (69-70-66). Iowa State’s Tripp Kinney placed third with a 10-under 206 (70-68-68) tally.

The Rebels’ Jackson Suber (69-74-65) and UNC Greensboro’s Jonathan Brightwell (70-68-70) tied for fourth at 8-under 208. The Redbirds’ Dave Perkins (70-68-71), the Fighting Irish’s Davis Chatfield (71-72-66) and Kansas’ Andy Spencer (74-67-68) tied for sixth with 7-under 209 totals.

Twenty players broke par, with three others shooting even.

Jack Tanner led the Jackrabbits with a 2-over 218 total, which put him in a tie for 27th. He opened with back-to-back 70s before carding a 78 in the third round.

Jones Comerford (75-77-80) and Matthew Schaefer (73-82-77) tied for 83rd at 232. Jacob Otta was 90th at 236 (77-81-78) and Harry Duggan ended up 95th at 243 (82-77-84).

Competing as an individual, Sam Batta finished 88th with a 234 (82-79-73) total.

Sixteen teams and 95 individuals competed in the tournament.

The Prairie Club Invitational is Sept. 29-30 in Valentine, Nebraska.


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