Women’s golf finishes strong at Iowa


In its first outing of the season, the South Dakota State women’s golf team finished fifth Sunday at the third annual Diane Thomason Invitational hosted by Iowa.

The Jackrabbits shot a third-round 307 on the par-72, 6,158-yard Finkbine Golf Course and finished with a 921 (306-308-307).

Junior Megan Mingo (Yankton) secured her first top-15 finish of the season, shooting a 77 Sunday to tie for 13th (76-75-77=228). Senior Brianna Janu (Glenwood, Minn.) was in the top 25, tying for 21st (78-74-79=231).

Junior Hallie Getz (Pierre) made up some ground in the third round with a 72 to tie for 25th (80-80-72=232). Classmate Islamiah Fuad (Perak, Malaysia) shot a 78, tying for 39th (77-79-78=234).

Senior Sydney MacDonald (Calgary, Alberta) tied for 43rd (75-81-80=236).

Playing as individuals, sophomore Natcha Srimaneerungroj (Thailand, Bangkok) registered her first eagle of her SDSU career on the par-five 11th hole. She tied for 46th (83-78-76=237). Freshman Elle Carlson (Sioux Falls) tied for 69th (86-83-84=253).

The Jackrabbits return to action Sept. 21-22 at the Mercedes Benz Women’s Collegiate Championships hosted by Tennessee.