Xavier, South Dakota State finish 1-2

Xavier (Ohio) and senior Mikayla Smith of Appleton, back middle, won the Jackrabbit Invitational on Tuesday by one shot over host South Dakota State and freshman Mia Seeman of Milton, second from right.

BOULDER CITY, Nevada — Mia Seeman of South Dakota State won the battle with Mikayla Smith of Xavier (Ohio) for low Wisconsin golfer in a Jackrabbit Invitational field that was seemingly full of women's golfers from the state.

Smith and her Musketeers, however, won what became a thrilling finish over the Seeman and the host Jackrabbits Tuesday at Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Seeman, a former WIAA Division 1 state champion from Milton, shot a 2-over-par 74 and, with a 54-hole total of 10-over 226, finished second to teammate Teresa Toscano, who completed her wire-to-wire victory and prevailed by four shots. Smith, the 2017 Wisconsin Women's State Golf Association Match-Play champion from Appleton matched Seeman's 74 and tied for fourth at 230.

Xavier, however, placed three golfers in the top five and all four scoring golfers in the top 10, shooting a final-round 305 to edge South Dakota State by one shot for the team title. Smith, a senior from Appleton Xavier, helped get the job done, playing her final 11 holes in even-par to record the best finish a collegiate career that now features seven top-10s over four years.

Likewise, Seeman turned in the best performance of her freshman season. She birdied Nos. 14 and 15 to put South Dakota State in position to catch Xavier, but she bogeyed No. 18 one group ahead of Toscano, who also bogeyed the pivotal, 377-yard finishing hole that the Jackrabbits' four scoring golfers played in 3-over while the Musketeers played the hole in even-par.

Seeman and Smith were two of three Wisconsin golfers to finish in the top 15. North Dakota State's Taylor McCorkle, a sophomore from Oregon, shot 78 to finish tied for 12th place at 20-over 236.  

Meanwhile, Wales' Abby Cavaiani of Missouri State (83-79-78) tied for 24th, Middleton's Alexis Thomas of North Dakota State (86-88-74) tied for 44th and North Prairie's Katelyn Martin (89-85-81) tied for 59th.

North Dakota State's 302 in the final round was the lowest by any team over the three rounds The Bison shot a 969 and finished eighth as a team.

Xavier, South Dakota State and North Dakota State will return to action Thursday in St. George, Utah, at the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational, a two-day event at Sunbrook GC.  


Team/Player Leaderboard
Boulder Creek Golf Club - Jackrabbit Invitational Par: 72 Yardage: 6322
Boulder City, NV US
Mar 11-12, 2019
Congratulations to North Dakota’s Ashlyn Guggisberg who made a hole-in-one on #13 during Round 1!
Click on the round header, (Rd 1, Rd 2, etc), to view previous round data
Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
1 Xavier 312 306 305 923
3 Mikayla Fitzpatrick (1) 77 75 77 229
T4 Mikayla Smith (3) 75 81 74 230
T4 Andie Shukow (4) 78 77 75 230
T8 Lyndsey Hunnell (2) 82 73 79 234
T66 Amy Kucera (5) 87 87 88 262
2 South Dakota State 315 303 306 924
1 Teresa Toscano (1) 71 76 75 222
2 Mia Seeman (2) 78 74 74 226
T22 Sydney Bormann (5) 81 82 76 239
T24 Lani Potter (3) 85 74 81 240
T41 Cassidy Laidlaw (4) 86 79 82 247
3 Northern Illinois 326 315 303 944
7 Brielle Ward (2) 82 74 76 232
T10 Lauren Ingle (1) 81 77 77 235
T17 Sofia Gomez Enriquez (5) 81 83 74 238
T27 Ahra Ko (4) 84 81 76 241
T38 Kelly Anderson (3) 82 86 77 245
4 CSU - Northridge 321 318 307 946
6 Brianna Steger (3) 79 77 75 231
T17 Kayla Yn (4) 81 78 79 238
T17 Michelle Duan (5) 79 81 78 238
T22 Kiran Sangha (1) 82 82 75 239
T41 Ashley Phelps (2) 84 83 80 247
5 High Point Univ. 332 318 305 955
T12 Tonrak Tasaso (2) 81 80 75 236
T14 Samantha Vodry (3) 84 79 74 237
T31 Olivia John (4) 85 79 78 242
T36 Sarah Kahn (1) 83 83 78 244
T38 Caitie Gehlhausen (5) 84 80 81 245
6 Wichita State 334 317 310 961
T17 Laine Evans (3) 82 79 77 238
T27 Michelle Ledermann (5) 87 78 76 241
T34 Hana Mirnik (2) 83 83 77 243
T51 Annika Chickering (4) 82 78 90 250
T57 Gavrilla Arya (1) 91 82 80 253
7 UMKC 325 330 307 962
T14 Caroline Klemp (5) 82 79 76 237
T24 Theresa de Bochdanovits (1) 79 85 76 240
T34 Jaime Bellingham (2) 80 83 80 243
T44 Cynthia Diaz (3) 87 83 78 248
T51 Megan Lucas (4) 84 89 77 250
8 North Dakota State 332 335 302 969
T12 Taylor McCorkle (2) 78 80 78 236
T27 Emma Groom (1) 82 86 73 241
T36 Sierra Bennion (4) 86 81 77 244
T44 Alexis Thomas (5) 86 88 74 248
T63 Camryn Roadley (3) 91 88 81 260
9 Missouri State 331 325 314 970
T14 Rachel Johnson (1) 80 80 77 237
T24 Abby Cavaiani (2) 83 79 78 240
T41 Allison Bray (3) 82 83 82 247
T44 Bridget Schulte (5) 86 83 79 248
T59 Faith Belmear (4) 87 88 80 255
10 Oklahoma City U. 336 326 319 981
T17 Natalie Gough (2) 80 76 82 238
T27 Melissa Eldredge (1) 82 82 77 241
T31 Lauryn Pritchard (3) 81 85 76 242
T66 McKenzie McCoy (4) 95 83 84 262
72 Regan McQuaid (5) 93 93 98 284
11 North Dakota 338 325 331 994
T31 Jenna Janu (1) 82 80 80 242
40 Ashlyn Guggisberg (2) 89 79 78 246
T68 Hanna Peterson (4) 98 78 88 264
T68 Ally Rogers (5) 83 96 85 264
70 Abby Schramel (3) 84 88 93 265
12 CSU - Bakersfield 345 346 319 1010
T47 Vanessa Watkins (2) 87 86 76 249
T57 Sara Scheidt (4) 82 83 88 253
T59 Brandi Borjon (5) 86 89 80 255
62 Macey Mills (1) 90 89 80 259
65 Jenni Chun (3) 90 88 83 261
 
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total
T8 Ke'Asha Phillips (Xavier ) 87 73 74 234
T10 Isabella Samudio (Northern Illinois) 82 77 76 235
T47 Ashley Childers (Missouri State) 89 80 80 249
T47 Lauren Behnken (Oklahoma City U.) 79 87 83 249
T47 Abby Kiefer (Xavier ) 87 81 81 249
T53 Morgan Tinsley (Xavier ) 85 88 78 251
T53 Lexi Geolat (North Dakota State) 85 84 82 251
T55 Maddie Herzog (North Dakota State) 87 85 80 252
T55 Kayla Benge (Xavier ) 83 84 85 252
T59 Katelyn Martin (North Dakota State) 89 85 81 255
T63 Sydney Wirebaugh (South Dakota State ) 88 89 83 260
71 Brooke Newell (Missouri State) 88 92 91 271

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