Allison Meyerink leads Mitchell girls golf to second place finish at Bill Scholten Invite

A Kernel-leading score of 77 strokes was good for a tie of second place individually as Mitchell tied for second as a team

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — Mitchell’s girls golf team has found its groove in the past three tournaments.

After falling just short at the Mitchell Invite last week, the Kernels were able to take home the team championship at the Warrior Invite in Sioux Falls on Monday.

On Thursday, the Mitchell girls turned in another impressive performance, as the team finished tied for second-place at the Bill Scholten Invite at Brookings Country Club on Thursday.

Mitchell tied with Sioux Falls O’Gorman with a team score of 333 strokes, or 45-over-par, finishing behind Aberdeen Central girls, who won the tournament with a score of 322 strokes (+34).

Allison Meyerink had the best individual score for Mitchell, finishing with a score of 77 strokes (+5) to tie for second-place with Aberdeen Central’s Olivia Braun and Harrisburg’s Reese Jansa. Quinn Dannenbring was not far behind, finishing with a score of 81 strokes (+9) to place 12th overall.


Lara Widstrom and Maddie Childs rounded out Mitchell’s top four, with Widstrom placing 25th with a score of 87 strokes (+15) and Childs tying for 26th with 88 strokes (+16). Jayli Rients (92 strokes, +20) and Mia Larson (97 strokes, +25) both also played well, with all six Kernels finishing with scores under 100 strokes.

O’Gorman’s Lauren Sutcliffe took home the individual, shooting a score of 72 strokes to finish even par for the day.

Mitchell will be back in action on Tuesday, May 24 to try to defend their Eastern South Dakota Conference championship at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre.

Dylan is sports reporter for the Mitchell Republic. A native of Michigan, he graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelors of science in journalism before joining the sports staff in March 2022. He covers 35 high schools along with NAIA's Dakota Wesleyan, which are all within Mitchell Republic's 17 county coverage area. Before joining the Mitchell Republic, Dylan covered sports in Michigan for a year, coached baseball for the Lakeland High School freshman team in White Lake, Mich. and played baseball and basketball in high school.
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