Jacks take fifth at fall invitational

Jackrabbit Athletics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The South Dakota State men’s golf team placed fifth at the 2014 Jackrabbits Fall Invitational at the Minnehaha Country Club Tuesday after shooting a third-round 309.

The Jacks shot a three-round 890 on the 6,424-yard, par-71 course. South Dakota finished first (290-280-297=867) in the eight-team field.

Junior Dylan Baker (Eden Prairie, Minn.) recorded his first top-five and second top-10 finish of the season, tying for fifth after shooting a third-round 78 (66-72-78=216).

Sophomore Grant Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) fired 218 (72-70-76) to finish tied for eighth. Freshman Zach Sackett (Winnipeg, Manitoba) recorded a 227 (72-77-78) with a final-round 78 to place tied for 21st.

Sophomore Ian Rinken (Sioux Falls) tied for 34th after shooting 284 (75-78-81) and freshman Naqiuddin Fuad (Perak, Malaysia) finished tied for 33rd with a three-round 233 (74-82-77).

Competing as individuals, sophomore Trevor Tobin (Brandon) tied for 24th, shooting a 228 (74-78-76). Junior Austin Sitter (Sioux Falls) shot a 230 (77-76-77) to tie for 28th.

Sophomore Guillermo Gonzalez (Merida, Yucatan) tied for 39th (79-79-79=237) and freshman Michael Duch (Aberdeen) was 41st (89-84-78=251).