Parkston claims Region 3A girls' golf title
The Parkston's girls golf team took the top four spots and the team title at the Region 3A golf tournament Monday in Pierre.
This was Parkston's fourth straight region victory. Parkston finished with a team score of 295, Mobridge/Pollock came in second with a final score of 371 and Winner finished third after shooting 427. Parkston's final total was a season low and a school record.
"This was an incredible performance by our whole team, being out there and watching it," Parkston coach Tyler Hockett said. "I would call it one of the greatest high school performances that I have ever seen or watched. It was just amazing to watch the team perform the way they did."
Parkston's Jordan Bormann eked out the individual title over her younger sister, Sydney.
Jordan Bormann shot a 68 en route to claiming the title, beating Sydney Bormann by a single stroke, and Logan Wagner and Sydney Weber shot 77 and 81 to finish third and fourth, respectively. Parkston's Taylor Bormann finished just outside of the top five after shooting an 89 to take sixth place.
"It was a nice day, good weather and the golf course was looking great," Jordan Bormann said. "I was hitting a lot of greens in regulation, and I think that was the key today. I love playing against my sister. ... It was really intense the whole time and I just had a good approach on the final hole, which led to a birdie that helped me win."
Heading into the final hole of the tournament, Sydney Bormann was up by one stroke, but the difference was the pair's second shots. Jordan hit a drive that landed within a foot of the hole, while Sydney's second shot went awry. Sydney went on to bogey the hole and relinquish the lead to her sister.
Parkston won the Class A girls' state championship last year for the first time since 2009. In 2010 and 2011, the Trojans were state runners-up.
On its conquest to repeat as state champions this season, Parkston has finished in first place in all nine of the golf events it has participated in.
Jordan Bormann, who is headed to Augustana College in the fall, and Sydney Bormann have traded top finishes for the Trojans all season long.
Monday was Jordan's second win of the season and she won the pre-region tournament May 6 and has finished second a handful of times, including at the Mitchell Invitational, Harrisburg Invitational and the Parkston Golf Classic. Sydney Bormann has won five tournaments this season, including the Harrisburg invitational, Dakota Valley Invitational and Southeast South Dakota Conference meet.
"All five of our girls are playing their best golf," Hockett said. "We have five number one golfers and I don't know if anyone else has that. If we continue to work on our putting this week, man, we are going to be pretty tough to beat," Hockett said.
The Trojans will have the chance for a second straight championship when they compete in the Class A state tournament, which begins Monday in Milbank.
Region 3A girls' golf tournament
Team scores: 1. Parkston, 295; 2. Mobridge/Pollock, 371; 3. Winner, 427; 4. Chamberlain, 441; 5. Bon Homme, 453; 6. Wagner, 454; 7. St. Francis, 473; 8. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 535; 9. Todd County, 597.
Individual results: 1. Jo. Bormann, PARK, 68; 2. Sy. Bormann, PARK, 69; 3. Wagner, PARK, 77; 4. Weber, PARK, 81; 5. Hoffman, MOB, 87; 6. T. Bormann, PARK, 89; 7. Byrd, CHAM, 90; 8. Mathis, WIN, 93; 9. Dale, MOB, 94; 10. Kramer, MOB, 95; 11. Eiseman, MOB, 95; 12. Juffer, WAG, 97; 13. Zephier, WAG, 99; 14. Grunlund, WIN, 102; 15. Kriz, BH, 107; 16. Scherr, WAG, 108; 17. Quick Bear, STF, 110; 18. Byrd, CHAM, 111; 19. Mendoza, CEB, 112; 20. Walloch, BH, 113; 21. Schroeder, WIN, 113; 22. Espinoza, STF, 116; 23. Schamp, BH, 116; 24. Burbach, BH, 117; 25. Story, CHAM, 119; 26. Hansen, WIN, 119; 27. Larson, CHAM, 121; 28. Reynolds, STF, 122; 29. Schad, CEB, 123; 30. LaPointe, STF, 125; 31. Swalley, TC, 125; 32. Klein, WIN, 130; 33. Reis, CHAM, 130; 34. Tamayo, TC, 152.