Second In State

Members of the Vermillion Tanagers Girls Golf Team are Emma Willert, Stephanie Carr, Kensie Mulheron, coach Kirk Hogen, Megan Brady, Kaitlin Tracy and Georgia Johnson.

SIOUX FALLS — The Vermillion Tanagers improved by seven strokes in the second round, holding on for second place in the South Dakota State Class A Girls’ Golf Tournament. The final round was played on Tuesday at Bakker Crossing Golf Course.

Sioux Falls Christian, which led by two strokes after the opening round, improved by 11 strokes on the second day, shooting 693 to earn an eight-stroke victory over Vermillion (701). Canton (730) was a distant third, followed by Winner Area (768), Madison (772) and West Central (780).

Canton’s Olivia Sorlie shot a final round 80, but held on for a one-stroke victory in the individual ranking. She finished at 155 over the two-day event, beating out Flandreau’s Keva Burshiem (156) and Beresford’s Maiya Muller (157). Muller won the event in 2021.

Vermillion put four golfers in the top 14, led by Kensie Mulheron’s eighth place finish at 172. Stephanie Carr (176) tied for ninth. Megan Brady and Emma Willert (179) tied for 12th. Kaitlin Tracy also made the awards stand, shooting 182 to tie for 17th.

Elk Point-Jefferson’s Elise Hajek (180) and Madison Buenger (187) each made the top 25, with Hajek tying for 14th and Buenger finishing 25th.

Beresford’s Juliann Seeley (190) tied for 29th. Parkston’s Gracie Oakley (194) finished 38th. Dakota Valley’s Lexi Squier (198) placed 42nd. Parkston’s Kayla Neugebauer (199) tied for 43rd.

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