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Class B boys golf: Familiar territory for Seubert

Tyler Eaton, of Wessington Springs, chips onto the green at Wild Oak Golf Course Monday morning during the first day of the Class B boys golf tournament. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Drew Seubert is no stranger to being in the top spot after the first round of the Class B boys state golf tournament.

He hopes that experience will help him prevail in today’s second round at Wild Oak Golf Club in Mitchell.

“I don’t think I’ll be as nervous as I was last year because I’ve been through it,” said Seubert, who was tied for the lead after the opening round and went on to finish 10th. “I felt that I kept the ball in the fairways and I didn’t get into any trouble (Monday).”

Monday, Seubert carded a 73 to lead the field by four strokes. Philip Area’s Tristen Rush (77) is in second, followed by Lemmon’s Josh Sackmann (78), Garretson’s Micah Mader (79) and Andes Central’s J.J. Cooney (79).

“Drew has a strong game overall,” Canistota coach Mike Satter said. “He doesn’t have too many weaknesses.”

Garretson is on track to defend its title with a two-stroke lead after the first round. Garretson tallied a 248 and leads Aberdeen Christian (250), Hamlin (251), Deubrook Area (259) and Howard (261).

Howard and Deubrook also finished in the top five in last year’s state tournament. Howard coach Alan Wiese said his team played well on the opening day, but is looking to cut several strokes to move up in the team standings.

“The greens are tough at Wild Oak,” he said. “On the back nine, you’ve really got to decide where you’re going to hit the ball, otherwise you could end up in trouble.

We’ve got to chip and putt better on those holes.”

Play continues at 9 a.m. today with the lead group teeing off at 11:30 a.m.

Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.