Chamberlain's Caldwell wins Class A titleChamberlain senior Coleman Caldwell knew a comeback would be tough trailing by five strokes headed into the final day of the Class A state golf tournament.
Chamberlain senior Coleman Caldwell knew a comeback would be tough trailing by five strokes headed into the final day of the Class A state golf tournament.
Cadwell, a six-time state participant, rallied from behind and shot a 71 to finish with a two-day score of 145, claiming his first Class A state championship Tuesday at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club.
“I knew I had the game to do it,” said Caldwell, who was in third place after the first day with a 74. “This is the highlight of my year.”
Caldwell was two strokes ahead of Sisseton’s Ryan Medhaug headed into the final two holes. Medhaug is a two-time Class A state champion and finished with a two-day score of 147 for second place.
Caldwell, whose group started the day on the 10th hole, said his best shot of his day was on Hole 7, where he sank a 10-foot putt from off the green that gave him the two-stroke advantage with two to play.
“That really sealed the deal,” Caldwell said.
Cadwell’s previous best state tournament finish was a third-place finish as an eighth-grader. He also took fifth as a sophomore, placed 14th twice and 15th last year as a junior, a year he had a wrist injury that kept him from the top of his game.
Caldwell said his next plan is to get a scholarship to play collegiately. He said Dakota Wesleyan University, South Dakota State and Central College (Iowa) have all shown interest in his talents.
“This just feels really great right now,” he said.
Lead-Deadwood won the team title with a two-day score of 655, while Harrisburg took second with a 650.
Individually, Parkston’s Jake Weber tied for ninth with a two-day score of 161 and Caldwell’s teammate, Lane Shroyer, tied for 16th with a 16. Adam Bleeker was Mitchell Christian’s top golfer with a 177, Wes Vander Pol finished with a 195, Jackson Feiner finished with a 201 and Adam Rasmussen had a 220.
Class A State Boys’ Golf Tournament Complete Results
Tuesday in Spearfish
Team: Lead-Deadwood, 655; Harrisburg, 660; Aberdeen Roncalli, 672; Dell Rapids, 681; Sioux Falls Christian, 682; Sisseton, 683; Dakota Valley, 687; Madison, 693; West Central, 704; St. Thomas More, 706; Parkston, 718; Spearfish, 736; Chamberlain, 740; Mitchell Christian, 793.
Individual: 1, Coleman Caldwell, Chamberlain, 145; 2, Ryan Medhaug, Sisseton, 147; 3 (tie), Luke Rezac, Harrisburg, 154; Gabe Dirksen, Lead-Deadwood, 154; 5, Brett Enright, Lead-Deadwood, 157; 6, Andrew Welk, Aberdeen Roncalli, 158; 7, Ben Williams, Dakota Valley, 159; 8, Lee Wynja, Sioux Falls Christian, 160; 9 (tie), Brooklyn Devries, Harrisburg, 161; Jake Weber, Parkston, 161; 11 (tie), Zach Schroeder, Dell Rapids, 162; PJ Wetzel, Hot Springs, 162; 13 (tie), Thomas High, Dakota Valley,163; Tayler Anderson, Madison, 163; Dillon Orth, Spearfish, 163; 16 (tie), Lane Shroyer, Chamberlain, 164; Sean Zimmy, Milbank, 164; 18 (tie), Cade Mclaughlin, Harrisburg, 166; Nick Stern, Sioux Falls Christian, 166; 20 (tie), Kory Diefendorf, Beresford, 167; Garrett Mack, Lead-Deadwood, 167; 22, Keaton Deiter, Aberdeen Roncalli, 168; 23 (tie), Michael Duch, Aberdeen Roncalli, 169; Ted LaCoursiere, Dell Rapids, 169; 25 (tie), Blake Van Ginkel, Dakota Valley, 170; Trae Vandeberg, Madison, 170; Justin Ackerman, Milbank, 171; Marcus Schouton, Sioux Falls Christian, 171; Jordan Rolstad, Sisseton, 172; Alex Montoya, St. Thomas More, 172; Dylan From, West Central, 172; Riley Danielson, West Central, 173; Cole Rockafellow, West Central, 174; Jayden Bruun, Winner, 174; Devon Weber, Dell Rapids, 176; Adam Karst, Dell Rapids, 177; Ty Hoglund, Dell Rapids, 177; Adam Bleeker, Mitchell Christian, 177; Jackson Roberts, Spearfish, 177; Joe Michalewicz, St. Thomas More, 177; Will Graves, Belle Fourche, 178; JP Linquist, Milbank, 178; Oliver Farmen, Redfield-Doland, 178; Jeren Laurenti, St. Thomas More, 178; Gabe Heller, Aberdeen Roncalli, 179; Gunar Rang, Harrisburg, 179; Cameron Enright, Lead-Deadwood, 179; Braxton Olson, Madison, 180; Henry O’Meara, St. Thomas More, 180; Sidney Williams, Sisseton, 181; Alec Johnson, Bon Homme, 182; Ty Kinneberg, Parkston, 182; Brett Mattson, Lead-Deadwood, 183; Garret Hohn, Parkston, 184; Devlin Rue, West Central, 184; Brandon Burg, Madison, 185; Brett Korn, Sioux Falls Christian, 185; Andy Huntington, Sioux Falls Christian, 185; Caleb Ranschau, Canton, 186; Tyler Villbrandt, Mobridge-Pollock, 186; Austin Westland, Belle Fourche, 187; Hunter Jamison, Madison, 187; Eric Looyenga, Mobridge-Pollock, 187; Colton Sierra, Red Cloud, 187; Austin Chase, Sioux Valley, 187; Garret Brooks, Sisseton, 187; Colin Murphy, Tea, 187; Kory Schwan, Aberdeen Roncalli, 188; Hunter Sluka, St. Thomas More, 188; Nolan Keckler, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 191; Sam Viereck, Elk Point Jefferson, 191; Jacob Lee, Parkston, 191; Luke Levington, Belle Fourche, 192; Kevin Frick, Canton, 192; David Jensen, Mobridge-Pollock, 192; Brandon Koupal, Elk Point Jefferson, 193; Blake Tchida, Sisseton, 193; Carter Andre, Vermillion, 193; Tyler Schrunk, Dakota Valley, 195; Wes Vanderpool, Mitchell Christian, 195; Rhett Larsen, Custer, 196; Cameron Stone, West Central, 196; Blake Martinz, Custer, 198; Will Storhaug, Spearfish, 198; Luke Jedlicki, Winner, 198; Joe Fuhr, Harrisburg, 201; Jackson Feiner, Mitchell Christian, 201; Matt Peterson, Spearfish, 201; Brady Fechner, Tea, 203; Evan Kirkpatrick, Hot Springs, 204; Jordan Sehr, Canton, 205; Vint Furnish, Spearfish, 205; Lincoln Stoebner, Bon Homme, 207; Adam Hutmacher, Chamberlain, 208; Ryan Alley, Parkston, 208; Bobby Pourier, Red Cloud, 209; Anthony Bizardie, Todd County, 209; Brendon Boomsma, Tri-Valley, 210; Charles Bad Milk, Todd County, 216; Adam Rasmussen, Mitchell Christian, 220; Luke Stewart, Chamberlain, 224; Zac Pederson, Winner, 227; Brent Herman, Red Cloud, 227; Tiegan Priebe, Chamberlain, 228; Chase Palo, Hot Springs, 231