The NDSU men’s golf team finished the Jacksonville State Grub Mart intercollegiate in eighth place Tuesday. The two-round tournament was played at the par-72 Silver Lakes Golf Course in Glencoe, Ala., and was won by Jacksonville State.
Junior Bill Carlson shot a 75 in the opening round and finished strongly, shooting a 73 in the final round to lead the Bison. Carlson’s effort was good enough to land him in 14th place individually for the tournament.
Redshirt junior Ursinio Puga tied for 22nd place, shooting a Bison-leading 71 in the opening round. Puga finished the second round with a score of 80 to put him at a 7-over 151.
Trent Olson finished third for the Bison, shooting a 77 and 83 through the two rounds to put him in a tie for 49th place with a 160. Connor Holland finished a single stroke shy of matching Olson with scores of 82 and 79 and Kyle Jandro rounded out the Bison top five with a total score of 167.
The Bison as a whole shot a 304 in the first round and a 315 in the final to finish with a 619.
Jacksonville State dominated the tournament, leading both rounds and finishing 14 strokes better than runner-up Columbus State. Jacksonville University rounded out the top three with a score of 595.
The men’s team next meet is at the Summit League Championship on April 21 in Keller, Texas.
The women’s team finished an impressive showing on Tuesday in Kansas City, taking third place at the Gary Crossley Ford Kansas City Shootout. NDSU’s own Sarah Storandt led all individual competitors with a score of 223.
Storandt shot a 76 and 72 in the first two rounds to position herself in a tie for first place. Storandt broke the tie in the final round, shooting a 3-over 75 to take the individual crown.
Only a few strokes separated the next three Bison finishers. Sophomore Hailey Boner, freshman Alex Schmid and sophomore Cassie Wurm each finished with scores of 242, 243 and 245, respectively.
Maggie Crippen and Megan Swan competed individually for the Bison, scoring 242 and 259.
Wichita State took first in the tournament, scoring 306, 301 and 319 over the three rounds for a total of 926.
South Dakota State, led by Sydney MacDonald, finished a spot ahead of NDSU and totaled 937.
The women’s team will join the men on April 21 in Texas for the Summit League Championship.