The MHS boys’ golf team hosted the annual Poet Invitational on Thursday, August 20, at the Whetstone Creek Golf Course. Seventy-five golfers participated. “I thought the meet ran pretty smooth with that many golfers,” stated Mark Keeton, head coach of the Bulldogs.
Milbank finished in sixth place in the team standings with a total score of 404. “I thought our scores were good, but we still have some work to do,” said Keeton. “We are losing a lot of strokes from 50 yards and in. We need to limit our strokes from that range to three or less. If we can improve from that distance and get our putting total down, our teams scores will
Watertown won the meet with a score of 333. Aberdeen Roncalli took second with a 344, and Sisseton took third with a 348. Other team totals included: Sioux Valley, 363; Redfield, 396; Flandreau, 405, and Tiospa Zina, 438. Kade Russell of Watertown was the individual winner. He carded a 78. Mark Mahowald of Watertown took second at 82.
The remaining top 10 winners included: Andrew Kranhold, Sisseton, 83; Micah Dohrer, Roncalli, 83; Kyler Bezdichek, Sioux Valley, 83; Riley Steen, Sisseton, 83; Jackson Henrich, Roncalli, 83; Mason Karels, Roncalli, 84; Ty Lenards, Watertown, 84; and Isaac Suchor, Redfield, 84.
Jake Trevett was the top golfer for the Bulldogs with an 18-hole round of 92. He shot a 45 on the front nine and a 47 on the back. Logan Meyer tallied a 99, and Jonathan DeBoer shot a 100. Eric Van Sambeek ended with a 113. Owen Fischer finished with a 122, and Christian Peery carded a 127.
Photo – Senior Jake Trevett