Lakeview Golf Course to host SDGA women's senior championship

The SDGA women's senior championship will be held at the Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell on July 17-18.

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The South Dakota Golf Association women's senior championship will be held July 17-18 in Mitchell at the Lakeview Golf Course.

The championship, open to women age 50 and older, will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The field includes 30 golfers. They will play from the red tees at Lakeview, which measure about 5,700 yards on the par-72 course.

On Sunday, the final round will take place with the first tee times at 8 a.m. and the leaders expected to tee off around 9:30 a.m.

Tara Volesky and Debra Eilts are two Mitchell women competing for the championship. In 2020, Volesky finished in a three-way tie for second place in the tournament held at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls. Also in the tournament this weekend is Stickney's Julie Van Gorp.

Jackie Witlock, the 2018 and 2020 champion in the SDGA women's senior, will be in the lead group teeing off at 8 a.m.


Along with Volesky, fellow second-place finisher Joan Hegerfeld-Baker, of Volga, is also in the field, as is top-five finisher from 2020 Pam Hoiland, of Sioux Falls. Hoiland was the 2017 women's senior champion when it was played at Hillcrest Golf Course in Yankton.

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Branden is a sports reporter that graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a bachelor's degree in communications and a focus in journalism. He joined the Mitchell Republic in June 2021 and covers prep and collegiate athletics. He was also the lead on the Mitchell Republic Full-Court Press, providing a weekly web-exclusive look at high school basketball throughout all of South Dakota. Branden can be reached at and found on Twitter at @bhullreports.
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