SDSU Takes #SummitWGF Tournament Lead After Day Two

SDSU Takes #SummitWGF Tournament Lead After Day Two

The Basics
Team Leader: South Dakota State
Individual Leader: Megan Mingo, South Dakota State
Location: ArborLinks Golf Course – Nebraska City, Neb.

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – South Dakota State battled through heavy winds to take control of first place at the conclusion of the second round of The Summit League Women's Golf Championship at ArborLinks Golf Course in Nebraska City, Neb., on Monday.

 

South Dakota State (611) owns a 2-stroke lead over defending League champion Denver (613) entering the final round of play. This marks the first time that the Pioneers have trailed in the tournament since joining The Summit League in 2013.

South Dakota State's Megan Mingo maintains a 3-stroke lead after she shot a second round 80. Her teammate Teresa Toscano moved up two spots after firing a 77, and is now tied for second after Denver's Jessica Carty finished the round 8-over par (80).

The wind was no factor for North Dakota State's Natalie Roth as she fired the rounds lowest score of the day (74) to move up 12 spots and into a tie for fourth. She enters the final round of tournament play tied with IUPUI's Aneta Abrahamova (78) and Denver's Sophie Newlove (79).

News & Notes

  • South Dakota State holds 2-stroke lead over defending League champion Denver
  • This marks first time that Denver has trailed in the tournament since joining the League in 2013
  • Position's 3-5 are separated by just five strokes.
  • North Dakota State's Camryn Roadley and Western Illinois' Alex Krehbiel both recorded an eagle on Par-5 No. 10, while Denver's Mariell Bruun sunk eagle on Par-5 No.1
  • Five players have recorded at least six birdies in the event -- Denver's Jessica Carty (7) and Sophie Newlove (6), Oral Roberts' Beatriz Garcia(6) and Kennedy Ishee (6), and South Dakota State's Megan Mingo (7)
  • A birdie has been registered on each hole during the tournament, including 18 times on No. 1 and 19 times on No. 10

 

Team Standings

1. South Dakota State – 611
2. Denver – 613
3. North Dakota State – 634  
4. Oral Roberts – 638
5. IUPUI – 639  
6. Western Illinois – 647  
7. South Dakota – 655  
8. Omaha – 657
9. Fort Wayne – 677

Up Next
The Summit League Women's Golf Championship concludes with the final round tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. The entire championship can be followed on live stats via Golfstat.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl. 

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