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Fitts runner-up, women place 7th

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 04/25/2013 03:25:47

KELLER, Texas -- Senior Morgan Fitts fired an 81 in her final round as a Jackrabbit golfer and finished as the runner-up at the 2013 Summit League Golf Championship on Wednesday, firmly cementing her name as one of the best women’s golfers to ever play at South Dakota State.

The Brookings native carded rounds of 76 and 77 on the first two days of the tournament and finished with a 54-hole score of 234, including a birdie on her very last collegiate 18th hole.

Fitts was named to the All-Tournament Team and was also selected to the All-Summit League First Team on Sunday night at the Summit Golf Awards Banquet.

Fitts’ name is all over the Jackrabbit record book after yet another top-10 finish.

Here are her all-time ranks:

-Lowest 18-hole score: 71, twice. 2011 Jackrabbit Invitational (3rd round) and 2012 inaugural Jackrabbit Fall Invitational (2nd round)

-Lowest single-season scoring average: 77.58

-Most top-10’s in a season and career: four (2012-13) and seven (2009-13), respectively

-Most top-25’s in a career: 16

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The Jacks finished in 7th place at the conference tourney, held at the 6,119-yard, par-72 Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club, with a three-round total of 1023 (345-340-338).

Sydney MacDonald posted an 84 in the final round, her lowest score of the tournament, and finished tied for 32nd place. The freshman also had rounds of 85 and 91 for a three-day total of 260.

Sophomore Amber Houser also shot her lowest score of the tournament on Wednesday with an 86 after scores of 90 and 89 in the previous two rounds. She finished with a score of 265 and tied for 34th place.

Two SDSU golfers tied for 39th with a three-day total of 273. Freshman Brianna Janu posted rounds of 101, 85 and 87 while sophomore Alli Plath notched rounds of 94, 89 and 90.

North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson was tournament champion for the third straight year and lead NDSU (307-312-330-949) to a team title as well. Anderson was named Championship MVP after firing rounds of 76, 73 and 74 (223).

Due to the less than ideal spring, the 2013 Dakota Cup has been cancelled.

Some more of Fitts’ all-time ranks:

-Most events in a career: 38

-Most rounds played in a career: 106 (2009-13)

-Tied for best finish in women’s program D-1 history, finishing second twice in 2012-13

-Tied for best finish by any Jackrabbit golfer, women’s or men’s, at the Summit League Championships (Trent Peterson, 2009)

-Second for career scoring average: 79.25

-Second lowest 54-hole score: 223 at 2011 Palmetto Intercollegiate

-Third lowest 36-hole score: 149 (twice, 2011 Palmetto Intercollegiate and 2012 inaugural Jackrabbit Fall Invitational)