Newell ends golf seasons at state B tournament

BROOKINGS — Newell golfers completed their seasons at the state B tournament Tuesday in Brookings.

The Irrigator girls’ team shot a 36-hole 588 to tie for 10th place in the team standings.

Kassidy Weeldreyer fired a 180 to tie for ninth in the girls’ individual standings. She recorded an 89 on Tuesday.

Newell also received a 192 from Kelsi Clements, who carded a 97 on Tuesday. Teammate Megan Jackson shot a 107 Tuesday to finish the two-day tournament at 216.

Chase VanDerBoom represented the Newell boys’ team and finished with a 181. He fired a 93 on Tuesday.

“I think our girls’ team performed very well,” Newell head coach Scott Wince said. He added Weeldreyer and Clements enjoyed personal-best rounds on Tuesday.

Wince said VanDerBoom performed very well in a difficult boys’ division. He added weather conditions were hot.

Brody Boltjes of Platte-Geddes shot a 152 to claim the boys’ individual title. Faulkton’s Bennett Cassens placed second at 153.

Chester edged Platte-Geddes by two shots (500 to 502) for the boys’ team championship.

Estelline-Hendricks shot a 542 to earn the girls’ team title. Bison placed second at 544. Miller’s Jayce Pugh emerged as the individual champion by shooting a 158: three shots better than Bison’s Allison Kahler and Estelline-Hendricks (both at 161).

Top-five teams and top-10 individual finishers follow.

BOYS’ DIVISION

Top 5 teams

1 Chester 500

2 Platte-Geddes 502

3 Deubrook 506

4 (tie) DeSmet 514

4 (tie) Great Plains Lutheran 514

Top 10 individual

1 Brady Boltjes (Platte-Geddes) 152

2 Bennett Cassens (Faulkton) 153

3 (tie) Tanner Preheim (Deuel) 156

3 (tie) Sam Hansen (Great Plains Lutheran) 156

5 (tie) Reid Hanson (Wall) 157

5 (tie) Blake Larson (Wessington Springs) 157

7 Chase McDonald (Chester) 158

8 Lane Hodges (Howard) 159

9 (tie) Wyatt Larson (McIntosh) 160

9 (tie) Dawson Hoffman (Platte-Geddes) 160

GIRLS’ DIVISION

Top 5 teams

1 Estelline-Hendricks 542

2 Bison 544

3 Deubrook 554

4 Howard 559

5 White River 560

Top 10 individual

1 Jayce Pugh (Miller) 158

2 (tie)Allison Kahler (Bison) 161

2 (tie) Kaylee Johnson (Estelline-Hendricks) 161

4 Greta Anderson (Bison) 167

5 Adisyn Indahl (Burke) 170

6 Bailey Landmark (Deubrook) 173

7 (tie) Makayla Kelley (Bon Homme) 174

7 (tie) Abigail Svatos (Andes Central/Dakota Christian) 174

9 (tie) Kassidy Weeldreyer (Newell) 180

9 (tie) Taylor Koisti (Hamlin) 180

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