Mock finishes second at SDGA junior championship
HURON -- The South Dakota Golf Association junior championship saw its 14-15 year-old and 16-18 year-old golfers conclude its two-round competition on Tuesday at Broadland Creek Golf Course.
Mitchell’s Masy Mock finished a stroke off the leader in the 16-18 girls division after carding a round-best 74 strokes on Tuesday. She had a two-day score of 152, which was one stroke behind Sioux Falls’ Shannon McCormick’s 151. Mock had three birdies on Holes No. 1, 3 and 18, with 10 pars mixed in on Tuesday.
Sioux Falls’ Will Hurd won the 14-15 boys division championship in a playoff with 156 strokes. He entered the day tied in sixth, but carded 76 strokes in the second round. Hartford’s Trey Even finished in second with 156 strokes.
Gregory’s Eli Fogel showed consistency over the two rounds, as he carded 81 strokes in both rounds to take sixth. He birdied Holes No. 3 and 11 and shot par on eight holes on Tuesday. Payton Koehn, of Parkston, took eighth with 163 strokes. Koehn shot an 80 on Monday and finished the championship with 83 strokes, as he birdied Holes No. 2 and 6 in the second round.
Mitchell’s Quinn Dannenbring rebounded from an 89 on Monday by carding an 82 to place her fifth in the 14-15 girls division. On Tuesday, she ended her round with birdies on Holes No. 16 and 17 to go with a birdie on the eighth hole. She also shot six pars. Huron’s Bryn Huber won on her home course by four strokes, as she carded a 158.
Ben Daane, of Rapid City, won a playoff over Sioux Falls’ Nash Stenberg in the 16-18 boys group, as each shot a five-under-par 139. Platte’s Brody Boltjes finished in 22nd with a 156, shooting a 79 and 77. On Tuesday, Boltjes had 13 pars and a birdie on Hole No. 6.
The 10-11 year-old boys division only played one round, which concluded on Monday. Asher Dannenbring’s nine-hole one-over-par 37 placed him in second behind Rapid City’s Vincent Vanliere, who carded 35 strokes. Dannenbring hit three birdies and four pars.
The 12-13 girls group saw Spearfish’s Alison Kennedy (85) win by three strokes over Mitchell’s Allison Meyerink (88). Meyerink had birdies on Holes No. 4, 6 and 11 to go with three pars.