Mingo wins Summit League

By ANDREW HOLTAN Sports Editor

The South Dakota State women’s golf team had their first player win a conference championship since the team moved to Division I in 2004, and the fourth ever. 

Senior Megan Mingo won the individual title at The Summit League Championships Tuesday afternoon in Nebraska City, Nebraska at the Arbor Links Golf Course.

The Jacks had a two-shot lead heading into the final round Tuesday, but Denver stormed out ahead of them and won the Championship, after the Jacks shot a 912 overall.

Mingo took the lead after shooting a 69, a school record at The Summit League Championship Sunday, and led for the rest of the Championship. Mingo shot an 80 Monday and 73 Tuesday. Mingo also had a championship-best 10 birdies. She was named The Summit League Championship MVP.

Freshman Teresa Tuscano tied for third in the championship, after shooting a three-round total of 227 and had six birdies. She was named to the All-Championship team.

This was the first time since 2008 the Jackrabbits had two players place in the top-five at The Summit League Championship.

Freshman Sydney Bormann tied for ninth, with a total of 231. Senior Hallie Getz shot a 232 and finished in 11th. Senior Islamiah Fuad rounded things out for the Jacks, finishing in 39th with a 253.

This was SDSU’s highest finish in the championship since they came in fourth in 2008.

SDSU finished the season with five team titles after having five total in the three previous seasons. The Jacks also finished in the top-three in 10 of the 11 tournaments they participated in. They also set a single-season school record for stroke average with 299.11.