Jackson Childs, Lara Widstrom post top finishes at SDGA Junior Tour event in Yankton

MHS golfers Jackson Childs and Lara Widstrom were among the top golfers at the Yankton SDGA Junior Tour event on June 16.

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YANKTON — Mitchell High School golfers Jackson Childs and Lara Widstrom both posted top-three finishes in the boys and girls age 16-18 divisions, respectively, at the SDGA Junior Tour event Thursday at Fox Run Golf Course.

Childs carded an 8-over-par 80 to finish in second place, one stroke back of winner Austin Merrow, of Sioux Falls. Widstrom took third, as her 94 strokes trailed only Sioux Falls’ Lauren Yu (89) and Yankton’s Jillian Eidsness (92).

In the girls age 14-15 division, Mitchell’s Ava Eliason shot a 95, which was good for second place just behind Vermillion’s Saige Jorgensen. Canova’s Halle Schulz (113) and Mitchell’s Abbi Schnabel (128) were also among the six-person field. Mitchell’s Marshall Widstrom took fifth place in the boys age 14-15 division with 86 strokes, while Yankton’s Easton Vellek claimed the top spot at 77.

Rounding out the 18-hole competitions, Mitchell’s Anna Eliason shot a 103 to take fifth in the girls age 12-13 division, while Mitchell’s Jordan Meyerink (92) was the top area boys finisher on the boys side, coming in ninth.

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