Golf: Deeg and Carpenter win college tournaments

Stillwater grad and South Dakota State University senior Hudson Carpenter won the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of SDSU)

Stillwater grad and South Dakota State University senior Hudson Carpenter won the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of SDSU)

Former Stillwater standouts Cassie Deeg and Hudson Carpenter recently won their first collegiate golf tournaments.

Deeg, an individual state champion for the Ponies in 2011 and a sophomore at the University of Nebraska, captured the individual title at the Chip-N Club Invitational at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln earlier this month.

Deeg fired rounds of 72-71-70 for a 213 total that bettered her previous best tournament score of 221 by eight shots. Deeg edged senior teammate Steffi Neisen by four shots to claim medalist honors and notch the second top-10 finish of her collegiate career.

Playing in front of her high school coach Mike O’Rourke, right, Stillwater graduate Cassie Deeg recently claimed medalist  honors for the Nebraska women’s golf team at the Chip-N Club Invitational earlier this month.

Playing in front of her high school coach Mike O’Rourke, right, Stillwater graduate Cassie Deeg recently claimed medalist honors for the Nebraska women’s golf team at the Chip-N Club Invitational earlier this month.

Deeg also helped the Huskers to their first team victory since 2008, outdistancing runner-up Central Arkansas by 18 shots in the 13-team field.

Following that performance, Deeg was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Sept. 11.

More recently, Deeg also placed 30th with a score of 237 while competing at the Minnesota Invitational on Sept. 16-17 at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis.

Carpenter, meanwhile, fired a final-round 68 to claim medalist honors at the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Tuesday.

Playing in windy conditions on Monday, Carpenter shot 69 and 70 on Day 1 and followed that up with a 68 to edge the University of South Dakota’s Alex Kline (209) by two shots. Carpenter’s 207 total is the third lowest 54-hole score in school history and the finish marks the 11th top-10 individual finish in his career. He became the first SDSU player to win a tournament since David Smith in 2011.

The Jackrabbits also captured the team title with a score of 871, which was two shots better than runner-up North Dakota State (873).

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