LAS CRUCES, N.M. — South Dakota carded a second-round 308 at the Aggie Invitational hosted on the New Mexico State Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon and sits 13th in the team standings after 36 holes.
The 308 was the lowest for the Coyotes since a 306 in the second round of the Loyola Fall Invitational on Sept. 16, topping all three rounds of last week’s Johnie Imes Invitational at Missouri. Through two rounds, South Dakota sits at 625 (317-308) and is just five strokes outside of the top 10 in a crowded field.
Host New Mexico State took advantage of its familiarity with the par-72, 6,368-yard layout on Tuesday, firing a seven-under 281 that was 12 shots better than the next closest competitor. The Aggies lead Northern Arizona by 19 strokes entering the final round of play on Wednesday.
Sophomore Megan Munneke led the Coyotes in the second round with a two-over 74, matching the second-lowest round of her career. The 74 was her best round of the fall by four strokes and is topped by only a 72 in the opening round of the 2018 Loyola Fall Invitational on Sept. 17, 2018, for her career. Munneke was among the biggest movers of the day in the field, jumping from a tie for 77th after the first round to a tie for 53rd (82-74-156) following Tuesday’s action.
South Dakota will be paired alongside UTRGV, North Dakota and Stephen F. Austin for a shotgun start today (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. (CT) for the final round of the Aggie Invitational. Following tomorrow’s action, the Coyotes will be off for nine days before wrapping up their fall slate at the Louisville Cardinal Cup in Louisville, Ky., between Oct. 18-20.