Jacks in 5th, Carpenter tied for first
VICTOR,IDAHO-- The South Dakota State men's golf team sits in fifth place after the first 36 holes of the Battle at the Tetons, hosted by Weber State.
The Jackrabbits posted rounds of 304 and 290 (594) on Monday, the first day of tournament being held at the 7,373-yard, par-72 Headwaters Course at Teton Springs. SDSU sat in 7th place out of the eight teams competing after the first round.
Hudson Carpenter opened the first round with a 74 and tied for 11th place, but continued his hot swinging in the second round, firing a 67 for a 36 hole total of 141. The senior is in a tie for first with Wyoming's Eddie Stewart (73-68-141) and Utah Valley's Brayden Eriksen (69-72-141) heading into the final round on Tuesday.
Freshman Grant Smith was tied for 4th place after shooting a 73 in round one. The Johnston, Iowa-native carded a 75 in the second round for a 36 hole total of 148 and sits tied for 16th place.
New Jackrabbit Dylan Baker opened the tournament with a 79 in the first round. The sophomore transfer bounced back in the second round with a 73 and is tied for 27th place with a day one total of 152.
Two Jackrabbit freshmen are competing as individuals. Ian Rinkin posted rounds of 80 and 78 (158) and is tied for 40th place. Trevor Tobin shot rounds of 90 and 86 (176) and is in 50th place.
Utah Valley leads the team standings after posting scores of 293 and 284 for a total of 577 on Monday. Wyoming is three strokes back with rounds of 301 and 279 (580).
The Battle at the Tetons wraps up Tuesday, with Sitter teeing off at 9:00 a.m. (Central), Davison at 9:10 a.m., Baker at 9:20 a.m., Smith at 9:30 a.m., Carpenter at 9:40 a.m. and Rinkin and Tobin at 10:00 a.m.