Six area golfers earn state berths in Region 2B

BROOKINGS — Four area girls and two area boys earned berths in the Class B State Golf Tournament during the Region 2B Meet on Tuesday at Edgebrook Golf Course in Brookings.
Kennedy Ruml of De Smet and Jaycee Hohn of Wessington Springs recorded scores of 103 to finish eighth and ninth, respectively, in the girls’ division. AbbyRose Miller of James Valley Christian was 10th with a 105, while Chloe Munsen of Wessington Springs claimed spot No. 14 with a 119.
With three of the top four golfers in the meet, Deubrook Area won the Region 2B girls’ title with a score of 272. Courtni Frank was the medalist for Deubrook Area with an 87, while teammates Caitlyn Christianson and Maci Colberg wer second and fourth, respectively, with scores of 90 and 95.
Howard was second in the final team standings with 298, followed by Flandreau at 323, Wessington Springs at 345, De Smet at 360 and Sanborn Central-Woonsocket at 385.
James Valley Christian teammates Carter Wells and Ryan Stahl earned spots in the Class B Boys’ State Golf Tournament, finishing with scores of 89 and 94 on Tuesday. Wells finished ninth overall, while Stahl was 14th.
Kade Groos and Mason Hemmer of Colman-Egan both carded scores of 77 to finish first and second, respectively. Haydn Gilbertson of Arlington/Lake Preston was third with a 78, while teammate Scott Sampson was fourth at 84.
Colman-Egan used a score of 243 to win the Region 2B boys’ team title, while Arlington/Lake Preston was second at 257. Rounding out the top five were Deubrook Area at 272, Howard at 274 and Chester Area at 281.
James Valley Christian was sixth at 287, followed by De Smet at 306 and Sanborn Central-Woonsocket at 318. Wessington Springs was 11th at 353.
The Class B Girls’ State Tournament is scheduled June 5-6 at Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The Class B Boys’ State Tournament is scheduled June 5-6 at Spring Creek Country Club in Sioux Falls.


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