SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Alex Kline and Sam Matthew placed tied for third and sixth, both career-bests, while the team placed fourth at the South Dakota State Jackrabbit Invitational today.
Kline and Matthew’s excellent outings highlighted the tournament for USD. Kline’s career-low one-under-par second round helped him finished +9, while Matthew took 220 shots, +10 for the tournament.
The Coyotes fired their best two rounds of the year Sunday (302-291) before carding a 317 final round to finish +70 with 940 shots.
“Alex and Sam stepped their game up this weekend,” said head coach Nick Hovden.
“They both had solid finishes to their tournament. That said, as a team today was a bit disappointing after playing so well day one. The conditions in the final round really tested our mental toughness and ultimately got the best of us.”
Also competing for USD was Nolan Schmidt, Jordan Rykal and Miles Death. Schmidt’s one-over-par 71 second round was a career-best and helped him finish 23-over and tied for 37th. Rykal opened with a career-low 76 and carded 239 to finish while Death was +30.
The tournament was held at the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D. Minnehaha is a par-70, 6,424-yard course.
The Coyotes return to action Oct. 15 for the Kansas City Bill Ross Invitational in Kansas City, Mo.
Tee times have not been announced yet.