Gregory boys take down team title at SESDSS golf meet

The Gregory boys took first place, while the Burke girls' fourth-place finish was the best among Mitchell-area squads.

Jessy Jo VanDerWerff
Gregory's Jessy Jo VanderWerff hits a shot out of the rough at the Southeast South Dakota Small School golf meet on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton.
James Cimburek / Yankton Press and Dakotan

YANKTON, S.D. — Mitchell-area golfers were all across the leaderboards at the Southeast South Dakota Small School golf meet on Thursday.

The Gregory boys won the team title at 251, besting Ethan and Platte-Geddes, which tied for second, by 10 strokes. Wessington Springs took sixth with a 267, with Hanson (268) in seventh, Howard (270) in eighth, Freeman (279) in ninth and Corsica-Stickney (286) rounding out the top 10.

P-G’s Dawson Hoffman came in first place out of the 110 competitors, shooting a 74. He beat Gregory’s Eli Fogel, who finished second, by three strokes. Kade Stukel, also from Gregory, was fourth with an 81, while Ethan’s Rylan Gerlach tied for fifth with an 82. Hanson’s AJ Wilber (83) was seventh and Lyman’s Cooper Long (84) tied for eighth.

On the girls side, Burke — led by Adisyn Indahl’s third-place finish with an 89 — finished in fourth place at 295, while Howard (206) came in fifth. Chester Area won the girls team title with a 275, followed by Deubrook (285) in second and Beresford (291) in third.

Gregory’s Jessy Jo VanderWerff shot a 90 to finish in fifth, while Parkston’s Kayla Neugebauer and Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s Abigail Svatos tied for eighth with a 94. Corsica-Stickney’s Jacey Kemp rounded out the top 10, finishing 10th with a 95. Deubrook Area’s Allison Andrews shot an 84 to win the girls event, edging Chester Area’s Jadyn McDonald by one stroke.

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