MADISON — Both Chamberlain and Parkston have golfers in the mix for the individual state championship at the South Dakota Class A state boys golf championships after 18 holes at Madison Golf and Country Club.
Chamberlain’s Dakota Munger and Parkston’s Quinn Bormann each shot rounds of 9-over-par 80 on Monday, standing in a tie for fifth place, six shots off the lead of Tea Area’s Eric Munson.
Munson shot a round of 74, followed by Mason Carrels, of Aberdeen Roncalli, who carded a 76. Sioux Falls Christian’s Kaleb Jost stands third with a 77, followed by St. Thomas More’s Vincent Van Liere with a 78 in fourth place.
The leader Munson did his damage in the middle of the course. After a 4-over-par start on the first three holes, Munson had five birdies over the next eight holes to climb back under par. The Titan golfer had bogeys at the par-4 14th and 16th holes, along with a double bogey at the par-3 15th.
Both Munger and Bormann will be in the second-to-last foursome teeing off on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Munson, Carrels, Jost and Van Liere will tee off at 10:40 a.m. in the final group.
As a team, Parkston shot 360, good for sixth place in the 12-team competition and 31 shots off the pace set by leaders Tea Area (329). Aberdeen Roncalli is in second place, three shots back at 332, followed by West Central at 339 and Vermillion at 340. Sioux Valley stands fifth at 355.
The Trojans’ Payton Koehn shot 89, tying him for 31st place after Day 1, with Matt Ehler (94, tied for 52nd), Landon Weber (97, tied for 60th) and Kelby Neugebauer (106, 74th place) also competing for Parkston.
Chamberlain and St. Thomas More are tied at 366 for seventh place, followed by Winner Area at 372 in ninth place in the team standings. Teams bring five members to compete a team and the four-lowest scores count to the team standings.
The Cubs’ Sandler Wiekamp shot 91 to tie for 36th place, with teammate Cannon Speer shooting 92 for a tie for 43rd place, with London Houska (103, tied for 103) and Eric Strande (109, tied for 78th) also in action Monday.
Winner Area was led by Landon Calhoon, who shot 89 to tie for 31st place, with teammate Kaden Keiser shooting 91 and in 36th place. Ryder Halligan shot 92 (tied for 43rd place), Karson Keiser (100, tied for 66th) and Maxton Brozik (108, tied for 76th) rounding out the Warriors’ squad.