The Mitchell High School girls golf team faced a couple of obstacles on Tuesday during the Rob Marchand Memorial Meet at Lakeview Golf Course.
The Kernels were short handed two golfers, meaning Jayli Rients golfed without a partner, and also had to battle rainy conditions. Yankton won the meet, 17.5-6.5. The first six holes were a four ball best-ball, holes 7-12 were a two-man scramble and holes 13-18 were individual match play.
"We battled, just tough elements," Mitchell assistant coach Mark Horan said. "We played short handed and we did our best."
Horan said the rain was a good learning experience for the inexperienced Kernels.
"The difference between recreational golf and high school golf is you have to play in tough conditions in high school," Horan said. "You have to learn to keep your grips dry."
Despite not having a partner, Rients won her four ball match 2-up for the Kernels. She followed it by winning 1-up over Gracie Brockberg in singles play.
"It was supposed to be 12 on 12, but we played with 11 against their 12," Horan said. "(Rients) had to play by herself and she actually scored a couple of points doing that, which was pretty amazing."
Quinn Dannenbring and Allison Meyerink also won 1-up against Yankton's Morgan Sundleaf and Jillian Eidsness. Lara Widstrom and Emily Moody tied in their four ball and scramble matches, while Widstrom also tied against Lily Diedrichsen in singles play. Mya Tupper won 1-up on Ellie Novak in singles, too.
Masy Mock "dominated," in singles play, according to Horan. She won the first four holes in singles play to win 4&2 over Morgan Strahl.
"Masy's got an all-around game," Horan said. "She drives it well. She has a good short game."
The Kernels host the Mitchell Invitational at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Golf Course.