Hullinger, Keeton win Mid-Amateur Two-Man


YANKTON – Brodie Hullinger and Michael Keeton are back on top.

The duo won the SDGA Mid-Amateur Two-Man Championship for the second time in three years over the weekend.

Hullinger and Keeton defeated Dell Rapids’ Colin Karst and Sioux Falls’ Michael Hoxter on the first hole of a playoff.

Both teams finished regulation at 9-under-par 135.

Hullinger and Keeton shot 67 at Hillcrest in Saturday’s four-ball format and 68 at Fox Run in Sunday’s chapman format.

Keeton birdied Nos. 5, 9, 12 and 18 in the first round, while Hullinger dropped in birds at the first and 15th. They took a bogey 5 at the 10th.
The winning duo came out hot in Round 2 with five birdies in the first eight holes (Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7-8). They bogeyed the sixth.

Hullinger and Keeton birdied No. 10, bogeyed No. 11 and birdied No. 14 to get to 10-under. They three-putted the 18th for a bogey 5.

Karst and Hoxter shot 65-70. They shared the first-round lead with Sioux Falls’ Matt Neu and Ryan Sailor and Gregory’s Matthew Johnson and Sioux Falls’ Julean Michels.

Karst and Hoxter made eight birdies in Round 1, including a four-bagger to close it out. They bogeyed the 10th. In Round 2, the duo bogeyed No. 4, birdied Nos. 7, 10 and 14, and bogeyed No. 15. Karst and Hoxter made a birdie 2 at the 17th to get to 9-under and parred the 18th.
Mitchell’s Brandon Sigmund and Jeff Meyerink (67-69), Sioux Falls’ Charlie Jacobson and Watertown’s Heath Rylance (67-69), and Yankton’s Chris Schaefer and Ryan Elwood (69-67) tied for third at 8-under 136.

Neu and Sailor (second-round 72) and Michels and Johnson (73) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, with totals of 6-under 138 and 5-under 139.

Keeton has six career SDGA titles and Hullinger two.

Thirty-three teams competed in the tournament.


Pre-Senior Two-Man Championship

Sioux Falls’ Ryan Jansa and Keith Kogel defeated Chris Long, of Garretson, and Galen Vavra, of Hartford, on the first playoff hole to win the SDGA Pre-Senior Two-Man Championship.

Both teams finished at 10-under-par 134 in regulation.

Jansa and Kogel rallied with a final-round, 8-under 64 in the chapman format Sunday at Fox Run after shooting 70 in the four-ball format Saturday.

Long and Vavra shot 68-66.

Sioux Falls’ Brian Prisbe and Rob Walpole held a three-stroke lead following an opening round 65. They shot 74 in the second round and placed third at 5-under 139.

Rapid City’s Jeff Salter and Jon Lesselyoung (70-70) and Sioux Falls’ Lonnie Struckman and Scott Elwood (68-72) tied for fourth at 4-under 140.

Aberdeen’s Brad Pinkman and Chris Dohrer were sixth at 3-under 141 (69-72).

The Brookings duo of Scott Holm and Matt Krogman shot 72-71 and ended up seventh with a 1-under 143 total.

Twenty-eight teams competed in the event.

Notes: Jansa, 46, pushed his record SDGA win total to 28. He was also victorious in the Adult-Child Championship with his daughter Reese earlier this summer and added a runner-up finish (to Chris Long) in the Pre-Senior Championship. Jansa has 13 career second-place finishes. … Jansa won the Mid-Amateur Two-Man Championship a record four times, with three of the victories (2011-13) coming with Kasey Kogel – Keith’s twin brother.


Senior Two-Man Championship

Rapid City’s Mike Brummer and Sioux Falls’ Tom Reynolds won the SDGA Senior Two-Man Championship.

They shot 67 in Saturday’s four-ball format at Fox Run and 68 in Sunday’s chapman format.

Flandreau’s Derek Burshiem and Watertown’s Duane Broek were second (71-68—139), Madison’s Tim Begeman and Richard Fawbush (72-68—140) third, Yankton’s Steve Weiland and Dave Rothluebber (70-71—141) fourth and Sioux Falls’ Chuck Eide and Dave Beranek (68-74—142) fifth.

Hall of Famers Pat Lockwood and Paul Shock placed sixth with a 1-under 143 (70-73) total.

Brummer, 69, now had 19 SDGA titles. It was his fifth Senior Two-Man crown (2006, 2010, 2015, 2017) and he also has five senior wins (2005-08, 2015).

Eighty-six teams competed in the tourney.

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