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Kernels place sixth in 10-team field

HURON--Mitchell's seventh-graders Quinn Dannenbring and Allison Meyerink continued to step up on Thursday. They both shot in the 90s, helping the Kernel girls golf team finish sixth at the Huron Invitational with 379 strokes. Mitchell edged seven...

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HURON-Mitchell's seventh-graders Quinn Dannenbring and Allison Meyerink continued to step up on Thursday.

They both shot in the 90s, helping the Kernel girls golf team finish sixth at the Huron Invitational with 379 strokes. Mitchell edged seventh-place Brandon Valley by one stroke, while Sioux Falls O'Gorman shot a 313 to win at the Broadband Creek Golf Course.

Dannenbring tied for 30th at 96 strokes, while Meyerink carded a 99 to finish in 36th for the Kernels. They combined to shoot three pars.

"They even left a few shots out there that I saw," Mitchell coach Keri Munsen said. "That's really nice to see the younger players stepping up the way I need them to."

Masy Mock kept her head in the game as she didn't allow a bad hole to shake her. Her focus resulted in a seventh-place finish as she shot a team-best 83. Mock started strong with a par on each of the first two holes and finished with nine pars for the round.

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"It's good to see her use the mental aspect of the game as a positive," Munsen said.

Despite Mock's top-10 finish and three players recording fewer than 100 strokes, Munsen still sees room for improvement.

Kailee Henglefelt (101) and Ella Flippin (102) finished in 38th and 39th, respectively. Olivia Huber shot a 113 to take 48th.

"We need two of them to shoot in the 80s and two in the 90s," Munsen said. "Each tournament we're working toward that goal. We're looking at each tournament as a practice for us because we haven't had a lot of time on the course."

The Kernels will compete in the Yankton Invitational at 10 a.m. today.

"We're just hoping to improve our team dynamic," Munsen said. "And to really get in the middle of the pack as far as state."

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