Golfers have shiny moments at state


By Jay Davis

The Tiger golfers shot consistent golf, but no one had that breakout performance at the State A Golf Tournament at Spearfish Canyon Country Club on Monday and Tuesday.
The two juniors and one sophomore all ended up in the middle of the pack after two days of competition.
Tyler Villbrandt led the Tigers with a 92-94-186. Eric Looyenga was one back with a 92-95-187. David Jensen shot matching rounds with a 96-96-192.
“The boys definitely had their bright moments and showed hints of greatness,” said coach Jason Weisbeck, “whether it was Tyler chipping in on hole 10 for a birdie the first hole of the day, David getting a birdie on the 15,th one of the most difficult holes, or Eric drilling a putt from 25 feet on 16 after going just one over on the two most difficult holes on the course.”
Along with the high points, the players also had their struggles.
“The course is difficult as well and ate them up at points also,” said Weisbeck. “Overall they had a good learning experience and the challenges they faced will help make them tougher individuals and more savvy golfers.”
Noland Keckler of Cheyenne-Eagle Butte ended up in the same pack as the Tiger golfers. Keckler shot 95-96-101.
Big Dakota Conference foe Coleman Caldwell of Chamberlain shot an opening round 74 and came back with a one under par 71 to win the with state title.

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