Kernel golfers tied in 10th place at state golf

Mitchell's Macon Larson watches his tee shot on Hole No. 2 during the opening round of the South Dakota State Class AA Boys' Golf Tournament, Monday at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls.

SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell High School golf team had a tough day with the putter on Monday.

The Kernels shot a 349 and are tied for 10th place after the first round of the Class AA state golf tournament at Willow Run Golf Course.

“Disappointing overall team performance and 90 percent of it was the flat stick,” Mitchell coach Mark Horan said. “We just did not putt very good. I saw so many three and four-foot putts.”

The Kernels were prepared for the greens, too. They had played at the course earlier in the season and took in a practice round Sunday.

But they still weren’t prepared for them on Monday.


“It’s just hard to adjust to really sloped, really fast greens that we just did not have the speed control down,” Horan said. “We would lag them by and leave them short.”

Mitchell’s Macon Larson shot a 78 and is tied for 11th place. Larson’s round was highlighted by a 37 on the back nine, which included seven pars and one birdie.

“That’s the harder nine, too,” Horan said. “So he did real good job there.”

Jackson Childs (T-45, 88), Lincoln Bates (T-55, 90), Ashton Reminitz (65, 93), Noah Larson (T-70, 95) and Carter Harris (T-88, 106) rounded out the Kernel golfers.

“It showed today we had two juniors, two sophomores and two freshman,” Horan said. “Only three of the kids had played in the state tournament before and it kind of showed. They were kind of nervous.”

Sioux Falls Lincoln is in first place with a 307. Watertown’s Kaden Rylance, Lincoln’s Nash Sternberg, O’Gorman’s William Sanford and Rapid City Central’s Alex Duran are tied in first with 73’s.

Chamberlain sits in third place at Class A

HOT SPRINGS -- The Chamberlain boys golf team is in third place after the first day of the Class A state tournament at Southern Hills Golf Course.

The Cubs shot 61 shots over par. Sioux Falls Christian (+38) and Tea Area (+55) are in first and second, respectively.


Sioux Falls Christian’s Andrew Dykstra (75) leads the individual race. Chamberlain’s Dakota Munger shot a 78 and is tied for fourth place, while Cameron Caldwell (80) is tied for sixth place.


First round, Willow Run GC, Par 70

TEAM SCORES: 1, Lincoln — +27; T-2, O'Gorman, Watertown — +37; 4, Yankton — +40; 5, Roosevelt — +45; 6, Harrisburg — +49; 7, Pierre — +53; 8, Spearfish — +60; 9, Rapid City Stevens — +62; t-10, Brandon Valley, Mitchell — +69;

12, Rapid City Central — +70; 13, Washington — +79; 14, Aberdeen Central — +87; 15, Brookings — +101; 16, Huron — +112; 17, Sturgis — +169.

TOP 25: T-1, Nash Stenberg, LHS, William Sanford, OG, Alex Duran, RCC, Kaden Rylance, WTN — 73; T-5, Sawyer Sonnenschein, PIE, Bennett Geraets, LHS, Gavin Haselhorst, YAN — 76; T-8, Sam Grout, SPE, Hayden Scott, HAR, Jack Eggebraaten, RHS — 77;

T-11, Luke Honner, LHS, Jonah Swartz, RCS, Macon Larson, MIT, Garrett Everson, RHS — 78; 15, Jacob Stewart, OG — 79; T-16, Jack Hilgenberg, LHS, Sam Mahowald, WTN, Jack Kray, WHS, Drew Norberg, WTN, Landon Moe, YAN, Jimmie Cunningham, YAN — 80;

22, Will Allen, HAR — 81; T-23, Braydon Jones, ABC, Liam Sarmiento, OG — 82; T-25, Luke Olson, PIE, Gavin Hatch, HAR, Radley Mauney, OG, Lake Hamilton, WHS, Alec Humke, RCS — 83.



First round, Southern Hills GC, Par 70

TEAM SCORES: 1, Sioux Falls Christian — +38; 2, Tea Area — +55; 3, Chamberlain — +61; T-4, Aberdeen Roncalli, St. Thomas More — +63; 6, Vermillion — +68; T-7, Dakota Valley, Lennox — +73; T-9, Elk Point-Jefferson, Madison — +79;

11, Winner — +84; 12, Parkston — +88; 13, Sioux Valley — +90; T-14, Custer, Tri-Valley — +102; 16, Hot Springs — +125.

TOP 25: 1, Andrew Dykstra, SFC — 75; T-2, Micah Dohrer, ABR, Eli Anema, SFC — 77; T-4, Dakota Munger, CHAM, Mason Carrels, ABR — 78; T-6, Paul Bruns, DV, Eric Munson, TEA, Konnor Gayle, LEN, Cameron Caldwell, CHAM, Lucas Berg, DR — 80;

T-11, Braden Eimers, MAD, Caleb Barse, TZ, Cade Jacobson, STM, Brodie Van Den Brink, SFC — 81; T-15, Keeton Newborg, TEA, Balke Whitethorn, MAD, Cade Kandolin, STM, Jacob Harris, HS — 82; T-19, Isaac Bruns, DV, Trey Even, WC, Brevin Fliehs, GRO — 83;

T-22, Cooper Leslie, TEA, Hunter Lavin, VERM, Nathan Buenger, EPJ — 84; T-25, Kaleb Jost, SFC, Payton Koehn, PART, Willis Robertson, VERM, — 85.

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