Boulder City, Nev. -- North Dakota junior Jenna Janu posted the highest finish ever by a Fighting Hawk at the 2018 Big Sky Championship, finishing in a tie for 10th as the 54-hole event wrapped up on Sunday at the Boulder Creek Golf Club.
Janu closed with a 75 (+3) and her three-round total of 222 (+6) also bettered the program's Division I league-tournament record she had shared with Sadie Martin when that duo both shot a 223 (+7) at the 2016 Big Sky Championship on the same course.
Sophomore Ally Rogers and Benedikte Pettersen both broke 80 for the first time to help the Fighting Hawks close with a 313 and tie for 10th with Weber State (944; +80). Rogers and Pettersen each shot a 78 (+6) and had a pair of birdies to tie Janu for the team lead in that category on Sunday. Junior Hanna Peterson also had a pair of birdies and the lone eagle on the week for the Fighting Hawks as she finished with an 83 (+11). Peterson was second among the UND golfers, tying for 44th with a 239 (+23) total.
"Jenna played really well all week and it was nice to see her playing her best at our conference championship," UND head coach Natalie Martinson said. "As a team, we played a lot more consistent today and got some nice production from Ally (Rogers) and Benna (Pettersen), who both shot their best rounds of the tournament."
Rogers finished 50th (241; +25) and Pettersen took 56th (248; +32). Freshman Ashlyn Guggisberg finished 55th in her first league tournament appearance, posting a 247 (+31) total after registering an 82 (+10) on her final loop in the desert.
Idaho (866; +2) captured the team title in convincing fashion as the Vandals finished with the best round of the tournament posting a 283 (-5). They were led by Sophie Hausmann, who took medalist honors with a 206 (-10). Hausmann shot a final round 68 (-4) and defeated teammate Michelle Kim (210; -6) by four strokes. Sacramento State (876; +12) held off Portland State 879; +15) for runner-up honors
This was the final competition for UND as a member of the Big Sky Conference, ending a six-year run in the league. The Fighting Hawks will join the Summit League for women's golf starting next fall.
Big Sky Championship (Final Results)
|1.||Idaho||296-287-283 = 866 (+2)|
|2.||Sacramento State||301-287-288 = 876 (+12)|
|3.||Portland State||296-294-289 = 879 (+15)|
|4.||Northern Arizona||306-294-291 = 891 (+27)|
|5.||Eastern Washington||306-289-299 = 894 (+30)|
|6.||Southern Utah||317-295-297 = 909 (+45)|
|7.||Montana||306-309-297 = 912 (+48)|
|8.||Montana State||315-301-304 = 920 (+56)|
|9.||Northern Colorado||315-305-307 = 927 (+63)|
|10.||North Dakota||320-311-313 = 944 (+80)|
|11.||Weber State||321-311-312 = 944 (+80)|
|12.||Idaho State||348-334-316 = 998 (+134)|
Big Sky Championship (UND Individuals)
|t10.||Jenna Janu||76-71-75 = 222 (+6)|
|t44.||Hanna Peterson||77-79-83 = 239 (+23)|
|50.||Ally Rogers||83-80-78 = 241 (+25)|
|55.||Ashlyn Guggisberg||84-81-82 = 247 (+31)|
|56.||Benedikte Pettersen||87-83-78 = 248 (+32)|
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