Hoffman leads Lady Tigers to home win
By Jay Davis
Home cooking served up a successful day for the Lady Tigers at the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational golf tournament at Oahe Hills Golf Course on Thursday.
In a small field, the Lady Tigers used their course knowledge to post the top three scores and ran away with the team title.
Chelsy Hoffman won her second straight MP invite title with an 89. Miranda Eisemann was second with a 93 and Aundrea Kramer was third with a 96.
The Lady Tigers won the team title by a huge margin. They shot 277. Winner shot 321 and Pierre JV shot 330.
“It was nice to see our top three golfers take home the top three medals,” said coach Jason Weisbeck.
Weisbeck said his girls did a nice job of controlling the ball in the wind.
“The weather was the nicest we’ve had since the Parkston invite,” said Weisbeck, “but the wind was still howling.”
Martee Larson of Stanley County was the only other golfer in the girls’ division to break 100. She took fourth with an 86. Natalie Grunlund of Winner finished fifth with a 104.
Three more Lady Tigers competed in their first Mobridge-Pollock Invitational. Lily Miner shot 116, Cayla Hintz shot 121 and Chloe Jungwirth shot 123.
The Lady Tigers played without Emily Dale, who was out with illness.
With the weather cancelling the Groton Invitational on Monday, the Lady Tigers will close out the regular season with a busy weekend. The girls will compete in Redfield on Friday and Milbank on Saturday before playing in the pre-region meet in Mitchell on Monday.
“The girls still need some time to hone in their games,” said Weisbeck. “I hope we can put a string of good performances together.”
The home tourney was smaller than usual as this year’s event coincided with the Yellowstone Trail Conference Tournament. The YTC tourney kept Herreid, Selby, Eureka, Bowdle, Potter County and Sully Buttes from coming to Oahe Hills this year.
The boys’ division was a three-team affair that was dominated by Aberdeen Christian.
The Knights matched the Lady Tigers by claiming the top three medals and the team title. Matt Rohrbach shot 76 to win medalist honors. Cramer Johnson took second with and 85 and Judah Arnold took third with an 86.
The Knights teamed to shoot 243. Runner-up Stanley County shot 270.
Stanley County’s Seth VanDenHemel took fourth with an 89.
Jett Peterson of Timber Lake earned a top 10 finish, taking eighth with a 92.
Team Scores: Mobridge-Pollock 277, Winner 321, Pierre JV 330.
Medalists: 1. Chelsy Hoffman, Mobridge-Pollock, 89; 2. Miranda Eisemann, Mobridge-Pollock, 93; 3. Aundrea Kramer, Mobridge-Pollock, 95; 4. Martee Larson, Stanley County, 96; 5. Natalie Grunlund, Winner, 104; 6. Jaeda Doherty, Pierre, 105; 7. Ronae Klein, Winner, 105; 8. Halle Grunlund, Winner, 109; 9. Kennede Mathis, Pierre, 112; 10. Britney Hanson, Winner, 113.
Team Scores: Aberdeen Christian 243, Stanley County 270, Timber Lake 321.
Medalists: 1. Matt Rohrbach, Aberdeen Christian, 76; 2. Cramer Johnson, Aberdeen Christian, 85; 3. Judah Aderhold, Aberdeen Christian, 86; 4. Seth VanDenHemel, Stanley County, 89; 5. Cade Johnson, Aberdeen Christian, 89; 6. Nate Cronin, Stanley County, 89; 7. Tyler Smith, Stanley County, 91; 8. Jett Peterson, Timber Lake, 92; 9. Ezra Aderhold, Aberdeen Christian, 93; 10. Jacob Olson, Stanley County, 95.