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Jacks atop leader board in Macomb

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/29/2013 21:50:38
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MACOMB, ILLINOIS -- The South Dakota State men’s golf team shot the 6th lowest 18-hole score in school Division I history in the second round of the Beu/Mussatto Invitational and sit in first place after the first day of the tournament.

The Jacks shot 300 and sat in sixth place after the first round. Round two wrapped up Friday night with a round for the record books, 285, for a two-round total of 585.

Juniors Hudson Carpenter and Lukas Davison are tied for second place after two rounds with a score of 144.

Carpenter shot a two-over 74 in the first round and bounced back with a two-under 70 in round two. He jumped 10-spots on the leader board from round one to round two.

Davison posted a 75 in round one and came back with a personal best-tying 69 in round two, jumping 20 places between rounds. His 36-hole score of 144 is a career low as well.

Both Carpenter and Davison are one stroke back of leader Austin Winings from IUPUI (69-74-143)

Joining his teammates in the top-10, freshman Miles Knutsen shot even-par 72 in the first round and a 73 in round two for a day-one total of 145 and enters the final round tied for 6th place.

Sophomore Dillon Schultz is tied for 40th place after rounds of 79 and 73 (152).

Senior Greg Fehrman carded rounds of 81 and 74 and heads into the final round tied for 52nd with a 36-hole score of 155.

The tournament is being held at the 6,644-yard, par-72 Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb, Ill., and hosted by Western Illinois.

The Jacks head into the final round with a two-stroke cushion over Indian Hills Community College and IUPUI (587).

The last tournament win for the men’s golf program came at the same event back in 2009.

The final round kicks off Saturday morning at 8 a.m.