Mitchell girls golf team finishes fifth at Yankton Invitational

Allison Meyerink once again had the low score for the team, scoring an 84 to finish tied for ninth place.

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YANKTON, S.D. — Just a day after finishing fifth at the Huron Invitational, the Mitchell girls golf team was back in action as they traveled to Fox Run Golf Course to take on 14 other teams in the Yankton Invitational on Friday.

Sophomore Allison Meyerink led the way for the Kernels again, finishing with a score of 84 strokes (12-over-par) to tie for ninth place overall, as Mitchell finished in fifth place in the team standings. Senior Jayli Rients followed Meyerink, finishing with a score of 89 stokes (+17) to finish tied for 21st.

Maddie Childs and Quinn Dannenbring were not far behind, with Childs tying for 25th with 90 strokes (+18) and Dannenbring tying for 28th 91 stokes (+19).

Lara Widstrom and Mia Larson rounded out the Mitchell performers, shooting scores of 94 strokes (+22) and 97 strokes (+25), respectively.

Mitchell finished with a combined score of 354 strokes (+66), finishing just behind Pierre (352 strokes, +64). Harrisburg won the event (335 strokes, +47), followed by Aberdeen Central (337 strokes, +49) and Rapid City Stevens (345 strokes, +57).


The Mitchell girls return to Yankton to face off with the Yankton Gazelles for the Marchand Cup on Tuesday, May 10.

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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