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Meyerink, Dannenbring lead Mitchell girls golf at Huron Invite

Mitchell’s Allison Meyerink and Quinn Dannenbring led the way for the Kernels, finishing tied for eighth place with matching scores of 83 strokes (11-over-par) as the team finished in fifth place overall

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HURON, S.D. — The Huron girls golf invitational drew many of the best Class AA teams in the state to Broadland Creek Golf Course on Thursday, where Mitchell High School finished in fifth place as a team.

Allison Meyerink and Quinn Dannenbring led the way for the Kernels, finishing the day tied for eighth place with matching scores of 83 strokes (11-over-par).

Maddie Childs and Lara Widstrom also finished in the top-25, with Childs placing 16th with an 87 (+15) and Widstrom placing 25th with a 91 (+19). Jaylie Rients (93 strokes, +21) and Ava Eliason (102 strokes, +30) rounded out the Mitchell performers.

Aberdeen Central won the team championship, finishing a combined 49-over-par, followed by Rapid City Stevens (+54) in second place and Huron and O’Gorman in third-place tie (+55). Mitchell placed fifth (+56) followed by Harrisburg (+60) in sixth, Pierre (+64) in seventh, Watertown (+88) in eighth and Brookings (+97) in ninth.

The Kernel girls will be back in action on Friday, May 6, at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton for the Yankton Invitational. Action is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

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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