HURON — The James Valley Christian boys’ team and the Deubrook Area girls’ squad came out on top of the team totals Thursday at the James Valley Christian Invitational Golf Tournament, held at Broadland Creek Golf Course.
The Vikings put all three scorers in the top seven in the boys’ race, carding a team total 255 to easily take the title in their own tournament. Howard finished a distant second at 269 and Potter County was third with 270. De Smet totaled 294 for sixth and Wessington Springs was seventh, with a 309.
Austin Boomsma took medalist honors for JVC, signing for an 82 on the day to take a two-stroke win over teammate Carter Wells and Ethan Gilbert of Ipswich. Shad Sharp of Potter County was fourth with an 85, and Ipswich’s Luke Peterson and Lane Hodges of Howard tied for fifth with matching 88s.
Jevin Goetz of JVC was seventh with an 89 and other Viking scores included Ryan Stahl, 10th with a 92; Richard Rink, 15th with a 94 and Zachary Hofer, 17th with a 95.
De Smet was led by Cody Cavanaugh, who finished 18th with a 96 Kasen Janssen carded a 96 as well, and Cael Schoenfelder ended with 103.
Wessington Springs was led by Jacob Messmer’s 95, while Brock Krueger shot 103 and Blake Larson ended with 111.
The Deubrook Area girls shot a team score of 319 to take the title by five strokes over De Smet. Howard was third with 343, one stroke ahead of Chester. Wessington Springs was a distant seventh with 391 and JVC failed to field a full three-person team.
Ayla McDonald of Chester, medalist for the girls, ended with a 100 and a one-stroke win over Savanna Vincent of De Smet. Deubook Area’s Allison Andrews. Bailey Landmark and Kamryn Landmark were third, fourth and fifth, respectively, scoring 105, 107 and 107 en route to the win.
Jacie McCune of De Smet finished seventh with a 109, while teammate Skylar Meier carded a 114 and Michelle Wiese scored a 124.
Wessington Springs was led by Cheyenne Burg’s 126, good for 18th place, while teammates Sierra Burg, Maddie Neely and Kirstie Munsen finished 22nd-24th, with scores of 132, 133 and 134, respectively.
All three Heartland area teams will play in a Pre-regional warmup tournament on Monday, followed by the Region 2B tournament on Tuesday. Both tournaments take place at Edgebrook Golf Course in Brookings.