The Lady Bulldogs golf team battled the course as well as their opponents during the Sisseton Invitational on Thursday, May 20. “Sisseton is one of those courses that seems to just give all golfers fits,” noted head coach Mark Keeton. “The course slopes in all directions, and you can never seem to find a level lie. The ball is always above or below your feet, and the greens tend to break in the opposite direction from what your eyes are telling you. With the course in poor condition, I was happy with how the girls hung in there.”
Marion Mischel placed seventh with an 18-hole round of 102. Shaylee Schuchard finished 20th with a 116, and Ella Kasuske came in 24th with a 125. Camila Monray and Jaclyn Wiik carded a 131 and 147, respectively.
Milbank did not participate in the golf meet in Watertown on Monday, May 24. Instead, the team traveled back to Sisseton for a 9-hole practice round. “It was good for us as a team to get there twice in one week and really see the course,” added Keeton. “Sisseton is a course you need to play to figure it out.”
Milbank finished fifth in the team standings at 474. They tied with Aberdeen Central JV. Sisseton won the meet with a 407. Madison was second at 420. Dell Rapids was third with a 421. Flandreau was just ahead of the Bulldogs with a 466. Aberdeen Roncalli wrapped up the scoring with a 492. Groton and Tiospa Zina did not field complete teams.
The Lady Bulldogs will once again go back to Sisseton for the Region 1A meet on Thursday, May 27, for a chance to earn a spot in the state Class A tournament. The state meet is slated for Monday and Tuesday, June 7-8, at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club in Spearfish.
Photo – Camila Monray