Larson earns 12th-place finish at state golf

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SIOUX FALLS -- Macon Larson claimed a 12th-place finish at his first state golf tournament.

The junior shot a two-day total of 158 to finish in 12th at the Class AA state golf tournament on Tuesday at Willow Run Golf Course. After his 78 on Monday, he followed it up with an 80 on Tuesday for a 158.

On Tuesday, he shot a 35 on the front nine, including five pars and two birdies. He shot a 45 on the back nine to fall back in the pack.

“Macon’s our bright spot in his first state tournament ever and he got 12th place,” Mitchell coach Mark Horan said. “He really had it going on the first nine. He dropped off a little on the second nine, but overall two days on that course -- he played really well.”

As a team, the Kernels finished in 11th place with a 705. Sioux Falls Lincoln claimed the team title with a 617. Watertown (622) and O’Gorman (636) finished second and third, respectively.


Lincoln’s Nash Sternberg was the individual medalist. He shot a two-day total of 142, while shooting a tourney-low 69 on Tuesday.

Jackson Childs was the next Kernel finisher, tying for 53rd place with a 177. He shot an 88 and an 89 in his two rounds. Lincoln Bates finished in 64th place and shot a 183 (90-93).

Ashton Reimnitz (T-68, 187) and Noah Larson (T-70, 189) rounded out the Kernel golfers.

Horan said the 11th-place finish will only fuel the fire in the offseason.

“We talked about how hard state is when you get there and how hard we have to work in the offseason,” Horan said. “We don’t have any seniors, two juniors, two sophomores, two freshmen. The future is bright if they will put the work in.”

Chamberlain captures 2nd-place finish at Class A

HOT SPRINGS -- The Chamberlain High School boys golf team fired a 330 on Tuesday, finishing second at the Class A state tournament at Southern Hills Golf Course.

The Cubs finished second behind Sioux Falls Christian, which shot a 349 through the two rounds. The Chargers fired a 318 on Monday to jump ahead in the team standings.

Dakota Munger and Cameron Caldwell paced Chamberlain. Munger shot a 157 (78-79) and claimed third. Caldwell was just behind in fourth place with a 158 (80-78).


Aberdeen Roncalli’s Micah Dohrer was the individual medalist with a 152 (77-75). He finished four shots ahead of Dakota Valley’s Paul Bruns.

Parkston’s Payton Koehn (164) and Quinn Bormann (168) finished 14th and 20th, respectively.

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