The Milbank Lady Bulldogs golf team battled tough conditions at the State Class A golf tournament June 5-6, in Hot Springs. “When I look at the tournament as a whole, I am very pleased with our play on a difficult golf course,” stated Milbank head golf coach Mark Keeton.”
“Day one we were able to post our second lowest team score of the year without the luxury of throwing out a score. Day two was tough as they moved some of the tees back and temps were in the 90’s. It was tough to keep focused for 18 holes on such a physically demanding course. Putting was also tough in Hot Springs as the greens were fast with a lot of break. Nothing was a gimme. When I look back at the year, I am extremely proud of these girls and can’t wait to get back at it next year.”
Kylie Kasuske led the Lady Bulldogs with a two-day score of 227. She shot a 108 the first day and came back with a 119 the second. Kylie wrapped up the tournament tied for 74th place. Clare Van Dover was close behind. She tied for 76th place with a 228 (110-118) and Mikaela Hoeke was next with a 232 (116-116). She tied for 78th place. Tori Quade rounded out the local team tied for 84th with a 235 (112-123).
Milbank landed in 13th place in the team standings with a final score of 922. The Lady Bulldogs tallied a 446 the first day and a 476 the second.
Parkston was crowned the Class A champions with a two-day total of 678. Vermillion was the runner-up with a 707 and Canton took third at 727. Rounding out the final team scores were Madison, 738; Hot Springs, 739; West Central, 778; Lead-Deadwood, 792; Belle Fourche, 801; Winner Area, 812; Spearfish, 838; Sisseton, 844; McCook Central-Montrose, 896; Mobridge-Pollock, 931; and Chamberlain, 1,000.