Huron's Taylar Rotert follows through on her tee shot on Hole No. 15 during the Eastern South Dakota Conference girls' golf Championships, held on Monday at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton. In the next photo, Huron's Halee Allerdings hits an approach shot on Hole No. 10 Monday during the Eastern South Dakota Conference Championships. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JAMES D. CIMBUREK/YANKTON P&D
YANKTON — The Huron girls’ golf team had a pair of golfers earn All-Eastern South Dakota Conference honors on Monday during the conference meet at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton.
Finishing in the top third of the 47-golfer field for the Tigers were Taylar Rotert and Cassidy Entwisle.
After recording a 44 on the front nine, Rotert shot a 38 on the back nine to finish at 82, which placed her in a tie for seventh place overall.
“She had a great day considering she walked the course for the first time today, after riding in a cart up to this point,” Rozell said of Rotert, who is coming off surgery from a knee injury she suffered during the basketball season. “She was hitting the ball great, but her putting was a little suspect at times. She was able to pull things together and finish strong. Every time out she continues to get better.”
Entwisle finished just a stroke behind Rotert with an 83. She had a 43 on the front nine and a 40 on the back nine.
“She had a good day, too,” Rozell said of Entwisle. “It’s the second time out that she has shot in the low 80s and it was a good day to have it in the ESD Meet. We’re looking for her to keep improving as the year goes on.”
With the cut for earning All-ESD honors being 90, Huron had a trio of golfers within striking distance of that mark at the end of the day.
Kami Love finished at 93 for the Tigers, while Taylor Flanery shot a 94 and Halee Allerdings carded a 95.
Rounding out the lineup for Huron was Sara Skorheim at 107.
Pierre claimed the Eastern South Dakota Conference team championship with a 329. Yankton was second at 339, followed by Watertown at 350 and Huron at 352. Rounding out the field were Aberdeen Central at 361, Mitchell at 376, Brookings at 381 and Brandon Valley at 436.
“Our goal going in was the get that third and it was within reach. It was a pretty positive day,” Rozell said. “Hopefully, we can keep improving and shave a few points off our total.”
Kristin Sabers of Mitchell won the individual title with a 69, which put her three strokes in front of Watertown’s Hailee Pieper. Megan Mingo of Yankton was third at 74, followed by Hallie Getz of Pierre at 76 and Becky Frick of Yankton at 79.
The ESD Meet was originally scheduled for Saturday, but officials opted to postpone it until Monday in hopes of some nicer weather. The moved paid off.
“It was a great day today at 65 degrees and no wind,” Rozell said.
“I’m glad it was moved today. The girls deserved this kind of weather after what they have had to put up with this spring.”
The Huron golfers will return to action today at the Watertown Invitational, which gets under way at 10:30 a.m.
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