Bulldogs hit the greens

Conference play keeps the golf clubs swinging

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The De Smet Golf teams headed to Lake Regions Golf Club the last two weeks for different Conference competition. Lake Region Golf Club is an 18-hole course with views of Lake Poinsett and Lake Albert. This week, May 9 was the Dakota Valley Conference play, while last week, May 2 was Lake Central Conference. Both events were held at the same course.

DAKOTA VALLEY CONFERENCE MAY 9

The temperatures were just right, but the wind made the golfing even more challenging. The De Smet Golf teams headed to Lake Region Golf Course at Lake Poinsett for a meet hosted by Arlington.

The tournament included both varsity and junior varsity competition with ten schools competing. The boys varsity had a total of 39 players, and the girls varsity had 28 golfers.

In the boys varsity competition, Deubrook took first place with a score of 254; De Smet took second place with 266, and Castlewood scored a 278 for third place.

In individual play, Carter Wermers from Oldham-Ramona/Rutland took first place with an 83. Taylor Kriech from Colman-Egan placed second with an 83, and Gavin Landmark of Deubrook scored an 83 as well to finish third.

The De Smet varsity boys finished with Kasen Jansen scoring an 88 to clinch seventh place, while Kalen Garry scored an 88 as well to take eighth place. Rett Osthus scored a 90 to finish in eleventh place. Tom Aughenbaugh took fifteenth place with a 95.

In the junior varsity competition, there were 25 players. Braylon Oftedal from Oldham-Ramona/Rutland scored a 46 to claim first place; De Smet’s own Cody Aughenbaugh placed second with a 47, and Colt Wilkinson scored a 48 to take third place. Tory Holland scored a 48 to finish fourth. Cael Schoenfelder scored a 50 to claim eighth place.

In the girls team competition, Deubrook took first place with a 271, while Castlewood took second place with a score of 305, and Estelline/Hendricks scored a 316 for third place. De Smet finished in fourth place with a 320.

In the individual girls varsity competition, the top three positions all attend Deubrook. Allison Andrews placed first with a score of 88. Bailey Landmark took second place shooting a 91, and Abby Olsen scored a 92. From De Smet, Jacie McCune shot a 100 to earn eighth place. Harper Anderson scored a 106 to claim thirteenth place. Ivey Schoenfelder shot a 114, and Brooke Jennings scored a 123.

LAKE CENTRAL CONFERENCE MAY 2

With the weather finally cooperating, on May 2 the De Smet golf teams headed to Lake Poinsett for another conference event. This time it was for the 2022 Lake Central Conference golf meet.

The tournament had both varsity and junior varsity competitions with five schools competing. The boys varsity had a total of 25 players, and the girls varsity had 21 golfers.

In the boys varsity team competition, Sioux Valley took first place with a total of +28. Castlewood and De Smet tied for second at +45.

Lane Tvedt of Castlewood and Kyler Bezdicheck both scored a 77 and five over par. Tvedt took first place. Carson Pedersen from Hamlin shot a 79 that was seven over par to earn him third place.

The De Smet varsity boys finished with Rett Osthus scoring an 83, and 11 over par to earn fifth place. Kasen Janssen shot an 86 that was 14 over par and earned seventh place. Kalen Garry scored a 92 that was 20 over par and earned eleventh place. Colt Wilkinson took twelfth place with a score of 92, and 20 over par. Tom Aughenbaugh placed fourteenth with a 94 that was 22 over par.

In the boys junior varsity competition, there were 17 golfers. River Hornig claimed second place with a 91 that was 19 over par. Cody Aughenbaugh scored a 93 and was 21 over par, taking third place. Edger Wilkinson placed fourth with a 97 and 25 over par, while Cael Schoenfelder shot a 99 and 27 over par to earn fifth place. Tristan Olson rounded up the team with a ninth-place finish and a score of 108 that was 36 over par.

Team competition for the girls had Sioux Valley finishing first with 52 over par. Castlewood and Clark/Willow Lake tied for second with 85 over par and De Smet finished in fifth place.

In the girls varsity competition, there were 21 players. Julia Steffensen of Sioux Valley shot a 78 and six over par to take first place. Brynn Roerich finished second with a score of 81 and just nine over par. Keva Burshiem took third place with a score of 87 that was 15 over par.

In the De Smet girls varsity, Jacie McCune took ninth place with a score of 98 and 26 over par, while Harper Anderson scored 109 that was 37 over par to take fourteenth place. Brooke Jennings shot a 112 that was 40 over par to earn seventeenth place. Meanwhile, Ivey Schoenfelder earned nineteenth place with a score of 116 that was 44 over par.

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