Jackrabbits place seventh in The Jackrabbit


Carson Herbert

The South Dakota State men’s golf team recently took seventh at The Jackrabbit, a tournament the program has hosted for the past four seasons at the Dunes Course at Prairie Club in Valentine, Nebraska Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

As a team, the Jacks finished seventh out of the 16 teams in the three rounds played and shot 22-over-par 886, overall.

In the history of The Jackrabbit, the SDSU men finished 11th overall out of 13 teams last season, fourth out of 11 teams in 2016 and fifth out of 14 teams in 2015.

Junior Jacob Otta set a new career-best by finishing tied for 16th overall as he shot 219 and collected nine total birdies in the tournament.  

Led by the tournament’s individual champion Harry Hiller, the Kansas Jayhawks dominated and won the tournament by shooting a team score of 845, 19-under-par.

The final tournament both men and women’s golf teams will play for the fall season will be Oct. 7-9 for the Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate in College Grove, Tennessee.