Golfing Lady Tigers finish sixth in state
By Jay Davis
A season that started in snow and ended in rain, also ended with the Lady Tigers earned sixth place at the Girls’ State A Golf Tournament at Pine Hills Golf Course in Milbank on Monday.
The tournament was cut short by the weather. After 100 girls played in rain on day one, the course proved to be too waterlogged on Tuesday. Day two was called because of weather and course conditions after just a couple of holes had been played.
The harsh weather upgrades the job done by the young Lady Tigers. With freshman Emily Dale earning all-state honors, the Lady Tigers earned the sixth-place plaque by shooting a 412. Parkston and Sioux Falls Christian were 50 strokes better than the field. The Lady Tigers were right in the mix after that. Third place Hot Springs was just 10 strokes ahead of Mobridge-Pollock with a 402.
“The girls persevered out there’s no question about that,” said coach Jason Weisbeck. “They had great attitudes. They weren’t complainers. They were competitors.”
Dale fired a 49-47-96 to finish in a tie for 18th place and earn all-state honors as a state tournament medalist.
All four Lady Tigers finished in the top 40. Chelsy Hoffman tied for 25th with 51-49-100. Aundrea Kramer tied for 36th with 51-56-107 and Miranda Eisemann tied for 40th with 51-58-109.
“The girls played really well in the rain during the first nine,” said Weisbeck.
With a freshman and three sophomores, taking sixth in state is just a steppingstone for this Lady Tigers team.
“It’s just the beginning for them,” said Weisbeck. “They are young and they are tournament-tested.”
Tournament favorite Parkston edged Sioux Falls Christian 350 to 353 for the team title.
Cassidy Vollmer of Hot Springs handled the rain the best to win the state title with an 82.
State A Golf Tournament
Team Scores: Parkston 350, Sioux Falls Christian 353, Hot Springs 402, Spearfish 405, Madison 409, Mobridge-Pollock 412, Belle Fourche 420, West Central 420, Vermillion 424, Milbank 450, Harrisburg 460, Aberdeen Roncalli 473, Winner 514.
Medalists: 1. Cassidy Vollmer, Hot Springs, 42-40-82; 2. Kiersten Warkenthien, Sioux Falls Christian, 41-42-83; 3. (tie) Sydney Bormann, Parkston, 44-41-85, Abby Perrenoud, Sioux Falls Christian, 41-44-85; 5. Logan Wagner, Parkston, 45-41-86; 6. Jordan Bormann, Parkston, 42-46-88; 7. (tie) Aspen Watts, Hot Springs, 43-46-89, Mikayla Gallegher, Lead-Deadwood, 47-42-89, Mikeala Theobold, Sioux Falls Christian, 47-42-89; 10. Nellie Enderby, Spearfish, 46-44-90;
11. Taylor Bormann, Parkston, 50-41-91; 12. Alexa From, West Central, 47-45-92; 13. Mackenzie Robson, Madison, 49-45-94; 14. (tie) Liz Day, Belle Fourche, 47-48-95, Mary High, Dakota Valley, 51-44-95, Sydney Weber, Parkston, 52-43-95, Brianna Grout, Spearfish, 45-50-95; 18. (tie) Emily Dale, Mobridge-Pollock, 49-47-96, Anna Perrenoud, Sioux Falls Christian, 50-46-96, Samantha Bot, Aberdeen Roncalli, 49-47-96, Sadie Swier, West Central, 55-41-96.
22 through 40: 22. (tie) Sam Langford, Madison, 47-51-98, Elly Miller, Vermillion, 49-49-98; 24. Morgan Darner, Harrisburg, 49-50-99; 25. (tie) Chelsy Hoffman, Mobridge-Pollock, 51-49-100, Lindsey Sorlie, Canton, 57-43-100, Alexis Stevens, Lead-Deadwood, 51-49-100, Jillian Enderby, Spearfish, 48-52-100; 29. (tie) Mikayla Christensen, Sioux Falls Christian, 53-49-102, Shyler Funck, Dakota Valley, 54-48-102; 31. Allison Heine, Vermillion, 57-46-103; 32. Ashley Hansen, Lead-Deadwood, 53-51-104; 33. (tie) Jade Burr, Belle Fourche, 53-52-105, Kayla Stammer, Vermillion, 53-52-105; 35. Kyla Oster, Hot Springs, 57-49-106; 36. (tie) Aundrea Kramer, Mobridge-Pollock, 51-56-107, Brigitte Byrd, Chamberlain, 51-56-107, Sydney Gustaf, Madison, 51-56-107; 39. Megan Schliesman, Milbank, 59-49-108; 40. (tie) Miranda Eisemann, Mobridge-Pollock, 51-58-109, Bailee Ward, Belle Fourche, 51-58-109, Sadie Jensen, Beresford, 58-51-109, Megan Zephier, Wagner, 54-55-109.