HURON — With three of the top 11 golfers in the field, Sioux Falls O’Gorman edged Brandon Valley for the team title during Huron Invitational held Thursday at Broadland Creek Golf Course.
The Knights finished with a score of 331 to top the 11-team field. Brandon Valley was second at 334, followed by Aberdeen Central at 336, Harrisburg at 348 and Pierre at 355.
Huron was ninth in the final standings with a score of 378.
Liz Duncan of Brandon Valley earned the medalist honors, shooting a 4-over-par 76, while Reese Jansa of Harrisburg was second at 78. Emmy Sundby of Rapid City Stevens was third with a 79, while Ashley Zimmer of Mitchell, Cassidy Gough of Aberdeen Central and Sophia Salter of Sioux Falls O’Gorman shared the fourth spot with scores of 80.
Helping the Knights clinch the team title were Janna Sutcliffe, who was seventh at 82, and Shannon McCormick, who had an 83 to share the eighth spot with Sydney Wirebaugh of Aberdeen Central, Halle Gronlund of Pierre and Masy Mock of Mitchell.
Sophie Jansa carded an 86 to round out the lineup for O’Gorman.
Huron was led by Karlie Bigelow, who finished in a four-way tie for 12th with a score of 84.
Jayda Shillingstad finished at 90 to finish tied for 24th for the Tigers, while Kenya Bigelow used a 96 to finish tied for 34th.
Rounding out the lineup for the Tigers was Bryn Huber, who had 108 to share spot No. 48.
Huron will head right back into action today with the Yankton Invitational at 10 a.m.
PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN
Huron’s Karlie Bigelow chips onto the No. 9 green during the Huron Invitational on Thursday at Broadland Creek Golf Course.
Next, Huron senior Jayda Shillingstad lofts a soft chip shot Thursday during the Huron Invitational.