HENDRICKS, Minn. – Colman-Egan’s Berkley Groos shot 104 and placed ninth in the Dakota Valley Conference Golf Tournament on Monday at Hendricks Golf Club.
It marked the lowest score of her varsity career.
“I’m extremely proud of Berkley carding her career best at a very difficult course in very difficult conditions. It’s a major step toward proving to herself she can compete with the best and qualify for State,” said Head Coach Billy Stitz.
On the boys’ side, the Hawks carded a team score of 320 and took sixth.
All four individuals carded career-low rounds as Nick Whitehouse shot 104, Cole Hannasch 105, Camden Schmidt 111 and Noah Anderson 111.
“The boys team all carded their best 18 hole scores of their careers, so you can’t ask for much more than that in a conference meet. I look forward to watching each of them improve as we get closer to Regions,” he added.
Sawyer Uhing placed fourth in the JV boys’ tourney with a nine-hole tally of 45. Noah Bowen shot 53, Cole Tolley 55 and Xander Mallory 56.
MADISON – The Big East Conference Golf Tournament was Friday, May 3, at The Lakes.
Grace Johanson took home the individual title after shooting a tournament PR of 83.
Keva Burshiem finished in seventh place, shooting a 92.
“Both girls really stepped up to the challenge in the conference tournament and are continuing to play some extremely great golf,” said Otkin. “They are really interchangeable on the course and hold each other to very high standards. It has been many years since Flandreau had a Big East champion on the girls’ side, so this is a very high honor.
“Both girls earned All-Big East Conference honors. We are really looking for a third girl to step up to the challenge of being competitive right now as we are still one golfer away from being extremely competitive in every meet we go to. Keva and Grace were the only two girls to go to the Big East Conference meet.”
The rain and wind made it a very tough day for golf as it was cold and wet. However, Tanner Christenson overcame the weather to medal in his first ever varsity meet and shoot a competitive tournament PR of 92. He finished in 15th place, earning All-BEC honors.
Tathan Headrick shot a tournament PR 103, Devon Burggraff a 108 and Bradley Heinemann a 118 to round out the scoring.
“Overall I was very proud of the guys efforts overcoming some very cold/challenging conditions to shoot two tournament PRs and garner a Big East medal and all-conference member,” said coach Jake Otkin.