High School Golf: Six Arrows among 64 region golf players set to play in state competitions

High School Golf: Six Arrows among 64 region golf players set to play in state competitions

Six Watertown High School young ladies are among the 64 region golf players who will contend Monday and Tuesday in state golf competitions at Sioux Falls, Spearfish and Brookings.

Golf players in every one of the 4 state competitions play 18 holes every day. The main 6 groups and 25 people in each competition decoration.

The Arrows will play in the Class AA young ladies competition at the Bakker Crossing Golf Course in Sioux Falls. Play starts off at 8 a.m. every day.

Watertown tied for sixth in the 2019 state competition at Cattail Crossing Golf Course — the Arrows’ most noteworthy completion since 2013. There was no spring High school sports season in 2020 because of COVID-19.

“In the event that we can complete in the main 6, that would be useful for us once more,” said Watertown lead trainer Zach Wevik. “We did it 2 years prior and it was our best completion in for some time. That would be a decent achievement for this group also.”

Sioux Falls O’Gorman, drove by senior and 2019 state champion Shannon McCormick, and Mitchell are conceivable the top challengers for the state group title. O’Gorman has won the past 3 state competitions.

Harrisburg junior Reese Jansa tied for fourth in 2019 is the probable top pick in the individual fight.

Watertown’s state-competition unforeseen incorporates sophomore Riley Zebroski, rookie Aspen Reynolds, green bean Maia VanLaecken, junior Samantha Anderson, junior Jordyn Geerdes and first year recruit Shelby Pearson.

Zebroski has been the group’s top player the entire spring and could battle for top individual distinctions at state.

“Jansa is by a wide margin the best golf player in the competition, however 2-6 can be somewhat totally open particularly with the 2-day competition,” said Wevik. “You need to put 2 very great days together.”

Heath tied for third independently in 2019 when the Redmen completed second in the group standings behind West Central.

Sisseton senior Kelsey Heath is hoping to battle for the state Class A young ladies golf title Monday and Tuesday at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club

Individual seniors Kierra Silk and Emma Dahl will likewise finish off their professions for a Sisseton group that additionally includes sophomore Ashlynn LaFromboise and seventh grader Elliot Hortness.

Other region golf players in the field incorporate Julia Steffensen, Laryn Stevens and Caitlyn Cradduck of Sioux Valley and Marion Mischel and Shaylee Schuchard of Milbank Area.

Play starts at 8:30 a.m. every day.

Class B Boys

Sam Hansen of Great Plains Lutheran (Region 1B) and Nash Colberg of Deubrook Area (Region 2B) each won medalist respects and conveyed their groups to district titles. They wouldn’t see any problems with trying for individual and group titles this week at state.

Hansen, as an eighth grader, was an individual from the GPL young men group that caught the 2018 state title — the solitary state title in school history. The group was instructed by his dad Tony Hansen — still the Panthers’ lead trainer — and drove by his more seasoned sibling Nick.

Seniors Colin Jaeger and Nolan Hansen and junior Gavin Dornbusch round on the GPL crew seeking fight for another state title.

“I’m pretty wure we will progress admirably, that is the most ideal way I can put it,” said Coach Hansen. “The mentality of the folks is consistently a similar when they head out on the course. They comprehend they will play another round of golf and afterward let the chips fall where they may.”

Mentor Hansen considers Chester Area, James Valley Christian, Gregory and Burke among the groups to beat alongside Deubrook Area, Region 1B next in line Hamlin, Platte-Geddes and Ipswich.

Platte-Geddes’ Brody Boltjes set fourth in the 2019 state competition and Sam Hansen tied for sixth. They’re playing in the principal foursome on Monday.

“I realize Sam has his sights set on progressing nicely,” Tony Hansen said. “He super needs to play well and perceive how everything shapes out.”

Two other region schools — Webster Area in Region 1B and De Smet in Region 2B — qualified 3 people and furthermore will be qualified for group praises at state.

Play is booked to open at 8:30 a.m. every day. The field highlights 28 region golf players.

Class B Girls

District 1B hero Castlewood, Region 2B boss Estelline-Hendricks and Region 1B next in line Hamlin each desire to find real success at state alongside 2 other region schools — Deuel in Region 1B and Deubrook Area in Region 2B — who qualified 3 people for state and furthermore will be qualified for group respects.

Seniors Taylor Koisti of Hamlin (Region 1B) and Kaylee Johnson of Estelline-Hendricks (Region 2B) won district titles and are in the initial foursome on Monday. They’re among 22 region golf players in the field.

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