South Dakota will begin its season at the North Dakota State Fall Invitational Tuesday morning. The two-day event takes place at Oxbow Country Club in Fargo, North Dakota.
The course at Oxbow Country Club was opened to the public in 1975 and fully renovated in 2019. It has become recognized as one of the premier courses in the area, as well as the country.
Other teams participating in the NDSU Fall Invitational include St. Thomas and North Dakota. Both teams participated in the invite last year, receiving second and third place respectively. North Dakota State University won the invite last year with a score of 601 on a par 72 course.
South Dakota’s roster consists entirely of freshmen and sophomores. The team is coming off a record-breaking finish at last year’s Summit League Championships where the Coyotes broke several records including the lowest round in school history (286) and the program record for lowest 54-hole score (868). South Dakota had its best finish in the Summit League Championships last year with a runner-up placement.
Individually, the Coyotes had three individuals place in the top 10. Two of those players have moved on, but returning sophomore Catie Nekola is back following a ninth-place finish. Emma Henningsson placed 16th as a freshman last year at 9-over par.
Over the summer, freshman Ella Greenberg (Rockford, Illinois) participated in the United States Golf Association U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships. Greenberg was one of 154 golfers from 12 different countries and 31 different states who qualified for the event. Other newcomers this season are Ava Schoreder (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Lara Gehring (Ulm, Germany) and Avery O’Donnell (Elk River, Minnesota).
Source: South Dakota