Huber wins SDGA Junior Championship

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN In the first photo, on the left, Bryn Huber of Huron putts on the No. 11 green during the final round of the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Championships on Tuesday. On the right, Karlie Bigelow of Huron chips on the No. 12 green during the on Tuesday. In the second photo, Huron’s Kenya Bigelow tees off on No. 12 during the final round of the SDGA Junior Championships on Tuesday.

McCormick defends title in girls’ division for ages 16-18

HURON — With two solid rounds of golf on her home course, Bryn Huber of Huron won the title in the girls’ division for ages 14-15 during the South Dakota Golf Association’s Junior Championships on Tuesday at Broadland Creek Golf Course.
Huber, who was second in last year’s tourney, shot a 78 during the opening round on Monday to carry a four-stroke lead into the second round. She fired an 80 through the final 18 holes of play on Tuesday to win the title by four strokes with a combined score of 158.
Maiya Muller of Beresford, who carded an 84 on Monday, turned in a 78 on Tuesday to finish second to Huber with a score of 162.
Rounding out the top five in the girls’ division for ages 14-15 were Olivia Sorlie of Canton at 164, Riley Zebroski of Watertown at 166 and Quinn Dannenbring of Mitchell at 171.
Shannon McCormick of Sioux Falls edged Masy Mock of Mitchell by a stroke to defend her championship in the girls’ division for ages 16-18. After shooting 76 on Monday, she carded a 75 on Tuesday to finish at 151.
Mock had a 78 in the opening round and turned in a 74 on Tuesday to finish at 152.
Reese Jansa of Sioux Falls was third at 155, followed by Kelsey Heath of Sisseton at 161 and Emily Kolb of Sioux Falls at 162.
Karlie Bigelow of Huron was ninth with a 183 (91-92), while her younger sister, Kenya, was 11th at 193 (96-97).
Ben Daane of Rapid City won a playoff against Nash Stenberg of Sioux Falls to claim the title in the boys’ division for ages 16-18. Both golfers finished with two-day totals of 139 (70-69).
Radley Mauney of Hartford was third at 146 (73-73), while Jackson Eggebraaten of Sioux Falls was fourth at 147 (71-76) and Garett Everson of Sioux Falls was fifth at 148 (75-73).
Austin Boomsma of Wessington shot a 75 on Tuesday after carding a 76 on Monday to finish 11th with a total of 151.
Landon Roberts of Huron was 28th with a 161 (82-79), while Jevin Goertz of Huron was 41st with a 186 (90-96).
Will Hurd of Sioux Falls shot a low round of 76 on Tuesday to force a playoff with Trey Even of Hartford for the top spot in the boys’ division for ages 14-15.
Even led after the first round with a 76, but slipped into the tie with an 80 during the final round on Tuesday.
Hurd, who had an 80 through the first 18 holes, won the playoff to claim the title with a 156 total.
Hayden Scott of Sioux Falls was third at 157 (78-79), while Carter Shawd of Sioux Falls was fourth at 160 (79-81) and Mac Drake of Sioux Falls was fifth 161 (78-83).
Aiden Zavesky of Huron was 22nd with a 217 (113-104).
Jayce Pugh of Miller and Kaihlyn Anderberg of Miller were third and sixth, respectively in the girls’ division for ages 12-13, which concluded Monday after just one round of play.
Pugh finished with an 94, while Anderberg carded a 105.
Alison Kennedy of Spearfish was the winner in the girls’ division for ages 12-13 with an 85, while Allison Meyerink of Mitchell was second at 88.
Riley Christensen of Sioux Falls was the winner in the boys’ division for ages 12-13 with a 73. Wyatt Larson of McLaughlin and Kaden Rylance of Watertown were second and third, respectively, with scores of 77.
Vincent Vanliere of Rapid City shot a 1-under-par 35 through nine holes to win the boys’ division for ates 10-11 on Monday. Asher Dannenbring of Mitchell was second at 37, while Drake Miller of Rapid City was third at 39.
Ronnie Wilharm of Vermillion won the girls’ division for ages 10-11 with a 41. Brynne Roehrich of Watertown was second at 48, followed by Erin Hurd of Sioux Falls at 51 and Taylor Brueggeman of Miller at 77.
Lincoln Trasamar of Sioux Falls won the boys’ division for ages 9-and-under with a 40 through nine holes. Liam Heiberger of Brookings was second at 43, while Rigley Kulesa of Pierre was third at 44.
Tafney Lunn of Brookings used a 59 to win the girls’ division for ages 9-and-under. Kensley Heath of Sisseton and Berkley Fligge of Watertown were second and third, respectively, with scores of 72 and 73.


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