The Milbank Lady Bulldogs golf team traveled to Redfield April 29 for a six team invitational. Two young Bulldogs finished in the top ten in the individual standings.
Kylie Kasuske led Milbank with a final 18-hole score of 105. She shot a 56 on the front nine and fired in a 49 on the back for a fourth place finish. Eighth grader Alaina Rausch shot a 114 for the event. She earned tenth place. Rausch tallied a 56 on the front and a 58 on the back to complete her round. “This was Alaina’s first top-ten finish in a varsity meet,” said Milbank head golf coach Mark Keeton. “She is an eighth grader but is handling herself well against older competition.”
Mikaela Hoeke wrapped up the day at 126 (62-64) and Clare VanDover scored a 137 (69-68) in her first-ever 18-hole round. Korinne Roggenbuck rounded out the team with a 151 (68-83).
Christian Berbos of Aberdeen Roncalli was the individual champion with a 90. Other teams participating were: Redfield-Doland, Groton Area, Sisseton, Aberdeen Roncalli, and Aberdeen Central JV. Team scores were not available.
The Lady Bulldogs traveled to the Aberdeen Roncalli Invitational Monday, May 2, at Lee Park. “Lee Park can be a tough course with danger lurking all over,” said Keeton. “There are some holes where the water can be visually intimidating and the trees can cause scores to rise.”
Kasuske had another good meet. She finished third overall with a 106, shooting identical scores of 53 on the front and the back. Tori Quade made her first appearance and finished fourteenth overall with a 120 (55-65). Rounding out the team were Hoeke, 127 (65-62); Rausch, 134 (61-73), and Roggenbuck, 144 (71-73)
“When looking over the cards, we had a lot of good holes and stretches,” said Keeton. “Then there were those holes that hurt the card and overall score. I feel with a young team, this is expected. The best way to learn course management is by playing and gaining experience.”. “It was nice to get in a couple meets after being stuck indoors for a few days,” added Keeton.
Milbank finished fourth in the team standings with a 487. Roncalli won the event with a 429 and Sisseton took second at 445. Mobridge finished third with a 465. Groton Area rounded out the team totals with a 512.
Claire Mischel competed in the junior varsity nine-hole competition. She finished second among four players by tallying a 75.