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Carpenter helps Mitchell to strong start

BRANDON -- The high school boys golf season got off to a good start for Cade Carpenter and the Mitchell Kernels on Monday in Brandon. Carpenter shot a 2-over-73 and finished tied for fourth place as an individual in a 78-player field at the Brand...

BRANDON - The high school boys golf season got off to a good start for Cade Carpenter and the Mitchell Kernels on Monday in Brandon.
Carpenter shot a 2-over-73 and finished tied for fourth place as an individual in a 78-player field at the Brandon Valley Lynx Invitational at Brandon Golf Course.

"Cade's performance was really the highlight of the day," Kernel coach Mark Horan said. "I think he started the day with three birdies ... I thought he putted really well today."

As a team, Mitchell was ninth in the 13-team field. Sioux Falls O'Gorman edged out Pierre for the overall team title, with the Knights shooting 298 and the Governors firing a 299. After that, teams 3 through 9 were all within 16 team strokes.

"I think our numbers are little ahead of where we were last year and I think some of the kids' work over the offseason and in the summer showed through today," Horan said.

Sioux Falls O'Gorman's Bryce Hammer was not going to be caught on Monday. He shot a 6-under-par 65 to win the individual competition by six strokes.

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Sam Mock and Ethan Huber also pieced together solid opening rounds for the season Monday. Mock shot an 81 to tie for 23rd and Ethan Huber shot 41s on both halves of the course, good for a tie for 29th place and a round of 82. Dillon Adams and Nick Bennett rounded out the scoring for Mitchell, shooting a round of 90 and finishing tied for 63rd. Max Dailey tied for 69th, shooting a round of 92.

"I think it was a real positive start for our team for the season," Horan said We're certainly not where we want to be at the end of the season but for the first meet, it was a good start."

Mitchell is at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron at 10 a.m. Monday for a dual with the Tigers.

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