Junior Jake Trevett, Milbank’s lone participant in South Dakota’s boys State Class A golf tournament was just one
stroke shy of 25th place. The tournament, which included 101 golfers, concluded today in Vermillion.
“Jake had a great tournament,” stated head coach Mark Keeton. “He had only one big hole, but played great after that.”Trevett finished the tournament tied for 26th place with a two-day score of 176. He shot an 89 (44-45) the first day, and an 87 (46-41) the second day.
“Honestly, Jake didn’t play well during the practice round,” added Keeton. “But we had a good game plan going into Monday and Tuesday. We wanted him to stick with his four-wood, hit the fairways, and be short of the greens or at least short of the pin on every hole. That worked well…The greens were fast, so being above the holes meant trouble.”
Lance Christensen of Little Wound was named the Class A champion with a two-day score of 157. Sioux Falls Christian captured the team title with a 679.
Trevett, a two-time state qualifier, averaged 95 all season. “I think this will fuel him to work that much harder
heading into his senior year,” said Keeton. “And it for sure will help with his confidence of playing good when the pressure is on.”
Photo courtesy of South Dakota Public Broadcasting