The MHS golf team tallied a 397 at the Hub City Invitational August 28, in Aberdeen. They improved their scorecard with a 390 at the Poet Invitational in Milbank on August 31.
Milbank finished in eighth place at the Hub City Invitational. Aberdeen Central won their home event with a 307. Watertown was the runner up with a 312, and Pierre took third with a 326.
Aberdeen Roncalli was 4th at 328; Huron and Sisseton tied for 5th at 335; Mobridge-Pollock was 7th at 358; and Redfield-Doland 9th at 421.
“Moccasin Creek is the number one course, in my opinion, for Northeast South Dakota,” stated Milbank Head Coach Mark Keeton. “The course was in fabulous shape with impeccable greens. The greens were an adjustment for our guys as they were faster than anything we have seen. As a team, we are still struggling to stay away from that big number or two that really hurts the card.”
Conner VanVooren led the Bulldogs as he tied for 21st place with an 18-hole score of 87. “Conner had a very nice meet,” stated Coach Keeton. “His round was highlighted by a birdie on the par three 13th hole. We couldn’t see how close because of the bunker, but when we got up there he was 12-16 inches behind the hole.”
Adam Thomas tied for 37th place with a 100. Logan Meyer fired in a 103 for 40th place, and Noah Pillatzki tied for 46th with a 107. Chase Pinkert rounded out the varsity team with a 117 in 53rd place.
Milbank hosted the Poet Invitational Thursday at Pine Hills Golf Course and finished fourth at 390. Roncalli won the meet with a 331. Sisseton was the runner-up with a 345, and Sioux Valley took third with a 378. Redfield-Doland was fifth with a 408. Groton Area competed, but did not field a complete team.
VanVooren again led Milbank with a ninth place finish. He shot a 91. Gage Sayler was close behind with a 92, and Pillatzki improved his play with a 98. Others competing in the varsity division were Logan Meyer, 109, and Thomas, 110.
In the junior varsity division, Chase Pinkert took first place with a 103. Isaac Nolz was second with a 105, and Jake Trevett finished in fifth with a 115. Keaton Hagen had a 127.
Senior Gage Sayler.