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Aug 1, 2012
University of Minnesota senior-to-be Jackie Shepherd defeated Cassie Deeg of Golden Eagle Golf Club 2-and-1 Aug. 1 in the championship of the 17th Minnesota Women’s State Match Play Championship at Mankato Golf Club.
The Delafield, Wis. native posted a pair of victories on Tuesday, playing a total of 38 holes in the process. She needed 19 holes to defeat McKenzie Neisen of New Prague Golf Club, 1-up, in the quarterfinal match and 19 holes to defeat Sarah Burnham of Rush Creek Golf Club in the semis.
Shepherd, a 2012 National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar, finished her junior campaign with a stroke average of 76.36, the second-lowest on the team and the eighth-lowest single-season effort in program history.
She will enter her senior season with a career stroke average of 77.62, currently the third-lowest in program history
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