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Junior golfers begin play in SDGA event

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014


Henry Rubish of Huron watches his ball on a chip shot during the opening round of the SDGA’s Junior Championship on Monday at Broadland Creek Golf Course. In the next photo, Huron’s Cassidy Entwisle makes a putt during the opening round of play on Monday. Next, Huron’s Nolan Wiegel putts during the opening round of the SDGA Junior Championships on Monday. Next, Ryan Stahl of Huron watches his ball during a putt on Monday. And next, Carson Hruby of Huron watches his putt during the opening round on Monday. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN


HURON — A total of 138 golfers teed off as part of the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Championships on Monday at Broadland Creek Golf Course.

Champions were crowned for boys and girls in the 11-and-under division as well as the divisions for ages 12-13 on Monday.

Jack Hilgenberg of Sioux Falls shot a 44 through nine holes of play to edge Jonah Swartz of Rapid City for the title in the boys’ 11-and-under division. Kade Russell of Watertown was third at 51, followed by Landon Moe of Brookings at 52 and Luke Honner of Sioux Falls at 53.

Ryan Stahl of Huron finished with a 59.

Emily Kolb of Sioux Falls won the girls’ 11-and-under division with a 67, while Alexandra Carr of Vermillion was second at 69.

The age 12-13 divisions played 18 holes of competition.

Jack Lundin of Sioux Falls topped the boys’ field with a 73, while Payton Phares of Rapid City was second at 76 and Lane Jensen of Rapid City was third at 79.

Cassidy Gough of Aberdeen used an 84 to win the girls’ division for ages 12-13. Molly Schwartz of Box Elder was second at 88, followed by Brooklyn Hofer of Aberdeen at 94.

The boys’ and girls’ divisions for ages 14-15 and ages 16-18 all completed the first half of the 36-hole competition on Monday.

Jacob Lee of Mitchell shot a 74 to take the lead in the boys’ division for ages 14-15. Will Grevlos of Sioux Falls, Andrew Van Gerpen of Pierre and Bryce Hammer of Sioux Falls all carded 76.

Huron golfers Nolan Wiegel and Carson Hruby both turned in 88s, while Henry Rubish finished at 98.

Brooke Piearson of Brookings led the girls’ division after the first day with an 85, while Jade Burr of Belle Fourche was second at 86. Natalie Young of Rapid City was third at 87.

Alex Shattuck of Sioux Falls shot a 70 on Monday to lead the boys’ division for ages 70. Max Donohue of Sioux Falls was second at 72, while Jace Guthmiller of Yankton was third with a 72 and Greg Koehn of Brandon was fourth with a 72.

Huron’s Brandon Haber carded a 105.

Katie Bartlett of Pierre led the girls’ division for ages 16-18 after the opening day with a 73. Kali Trautman of Clear Lake was second with a 75, while Ashley Eggebraaten of Sioux Falls and Sydney Bormann of Parkston each finished at 76.

Huron’s Cassidy Entwisle turned in an 89 through the first 18 holes of play.

The final round of the Junior Championship will be held today at BCGC.



Adult-Junior Championship

HURON — Four champions were crowned during the SDGA Adult-Junior Championship, which was held Sunday at Broadland Creek Golf Course.

Jeff and Jack Hilgenberg of Sioux Falls won the 11-and-under division with a 77, while Mike and Jonah Swartz of Rapid City were second at 81.

Phelan and Ryan Stahl of Huron finished seventh with a 94.

Eric and Jack Lundin of Sioux Falls were the winners in the division for ages 12-13 with a 75. Jamie and Tice McVay of Sturgis were second at 76.

Zane and Zane W. Swenson of Brandon were the champs in the division for ages 14-15 with a 75, while Todd and Justin Kolb of Sioux Falls were second at 78.

Corey and Nolan Wiegel of Huron were fourth at 79, while Chris and Carson Hruby of Huron finished at 89.

Tom and JJ Cooney of Lake Andes won the division for ages 16-18 with a 75, while Glen Herrick and Andrew Huntington of Sioux Falls were second at 76.

Jim and Cassidy Entwisle of Huron finished No. 5 with an 80.

Jake Steen of Sioux Falls recorded a hole-in-one on Sunday in the division for ages 16-18. He used a wedge to ace the No. 3 hole.









For the complete article see the 07-22-2014 issue.

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