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Brandon Sigmund, of Mitchell, putts the ball on the green of the 18th hole during the South Dakota Golf Association Two-Man Championship Sunday evening at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. (Brooke Cersosimo/Republic)

Sigmund, Meyerink win SDGA Two-Man Championship

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In the past, Brandon Sigmund and Jeff Meyerink have missed out on the South Dakota Golf Association Two-Man Championship title, but the pair pulled through over the weekend.

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The Mitchell golfers won their first two-man title Sunday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.

"It's a big tournament and we've been in there a couple times coming down the stretch but never could finish it off," Meyerink said. "To do it here on our home course really means a lot."

They finished the event at 16-under 128 to win, beating the rest of the field by two strokes.

Grant Smith and Trevor Tobin, who were teammates at South Dakota State University, had a 130 and tied for second with Chris Long, of Garretson, and Matthew Johnson, of Agar.

Sigmund and Meyerink have waited for the two-man championship to make its way to their home course.

"Jeff and I have had this one on our radar for quite a while, well as soon as it was announced years ago," Sigmund said. "It feels good to come through. We both wanted this one pretty bad being at our home course."

The pair trailed the former Jackrabbits by three strokes heading into Sunday's second round. Sigmund and Meyerink shot a 65 in the final round to beat Smith and Tobin, who carded a 70 after totaling a 60 Saturday.

Heading into Sunday's round, the Mitchell golfers knew they had to be patient.

"We missed a few that we shouldn't have but we made a couple that we needed to at the right time," Meyerink said.

Hole-in-one for Kulbel

Ryan Kulbel recorded his fourth hole-in-one Saturday during the tournament.

Kulbel, of Brandon, made the shot on No. 8, which is 142 yards, with a 7 iron.

"I didn't see it go in but I walked up and saw the ball in the cup," he said. "I was pretty excited."

The 34-year-old's last hole-in-one was when he was 16.

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