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Parkston’s Jayden Bormann putts on Hole No. 1 at the second annual Parkston Girls Golf Classic Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. (Aaron Saunders/Republic)1 / 2
Mitchell’s Kylie Barrington chips onto the green on Hole No. 11 at the second annual Parkston Girls Golf Classic Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. (Aaron Saunders/Republic) 2 / 2

In two years of competition at the Parkston Girls Golf Classic, two different teams have claimed the title. Last year Parkston won, but this year, Class AA Pierre shot 333 to come away with the victory.

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Sixth-year Parkston coach Tyler Hockett would have liked to have come away with the team title, but getting his girls to play the best competition is what he cares the most about.

Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell, the Trojans took on some of the state’s best Class AA and Class A teams, finishing second to reigning Class AA state champion Pierre. 

“We had nine great teams show up and play,” Hockett said. “This was just an excellent meet today. There were some great individual performances and some great team performances. Pierre played really well and we played really well.”

The tournament featured several other Class AA teams, including Mitchell, Yankton, Aberdeen Central, Spearfish and Sioux Falls Lincoln. Class A teams participating were Sioux Falls Christian and Mobridge-Pollock, along with Parkston.

Sydney Bormann won the individual title for the Trojans, shooting a season-low 72. Bormann edged Pierre’s Karissa Guthrie (75) and Lincoln’s Abbie Grevlos (76), who finished second and third, respectively. Grevlos finished second at the Class AA state tournament last year, while Guthrie was 10th.

Bormann has won all three tournaments she has competed in this season, including the Southeastern South Dakota Small Schools Golf Meet Thursday in Yankton. She finished third in a rain-shortened Class A state tournament last year, while the Trojans won the team title.

“My group was awesome to play with,” Bormann said. “We were all going back and forth and it was really competitive. It is always a lot of fun playing against the double-A schools because the competition is always a step further. It was awesome to see that type of competition because when you are playing with girls that good, it makes you play that much better.”

Pierre’s Katie Bartlett finished fourth (78) in the event, while Spearfish’s Nellie Enderby (78) took fifth and Parkston’s Sydney Weber took sixth (80).

Eastern South Dakota Conference member Yankton shot 358 to finish third, while Sioux Falls Christian finished fourth, carding a 361.

“Our top two golfers, Karissa and Katie, both shot in the 70s to carry us,” Pierre golf coach John Knox said. “It looks like Yankton, as far as the ESD, is going to be our main competition. This was a good tournament for us to see Yankton and some other good teams. Parkston puts on a really classy tournament. They lost some girls from last year and are not quite as strong, but they will still probably win the Class A title.”

Mitchell got a pair of top 15 finishes from Macy Miller and Madison VanWalleghen. Miller finished 10th after shooting an 87, while VanWalleghen shot a 92 for 15th place. The Kernels shot 380 and finished sixth.

Parkston Girls Golf Classic

Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell

Team scores: 1. Pierre 333; 2. Parkston 334; 3. Yankton 358; 4. Sioux Falls Christian 361; 5. Aberdeen Central 367; 6. Mitchell 380; 7. Sioux Falls Lincoln 389; 8. Spearfish 414.

Individual: (Top 15 and Mitchell/Parkston competitors only)

1. Sydney Bormann, PAR, 72; 2. Karissa Guthrie, PIE, 75; 3. Abbie Grevlos, SFL, 76; 4. Katie Bartlett, PIE, 78; 5. Nellie Enderby, SPEAR, 78; 6. Sydney Weber, PAR, 80; 7. Becky Frick, YAN, 81; 8. Jillian Enderby, SPEAR, 84; 9. Brianna Kuckelburg, AC, 84; 10. Macy Miller, MIT, 87; 11. Kate Wynja, SFC, 88; 12. Tatum Richards, PIE, 88; 13. Anna Perrenoud, SFC, 89; 14. Kiersten Warkenthien, SFC, 90; 15. Madison VanWalleghen, MIT, 92; 21. Jayden Bormann, PAR, 93; 29. Sierra Stands, PAR, 99; 31. Taylor Volesky, MIT, 99; 35. Allison Miller, MIT, 102; 36. Kylie Barington, MIT, 103; 38. Tianna Kruse, PAR, 107; 41. Trisha Flemmer, MIT, 111; 44. Jadee Matteis, PAR, 120.