O’Gorman wins in Watertown

Roger Merriam/Watertown Public Opinion: Brookings’ Ashton Austreim putts on the ninth hole on the Yellow Course during the Watertown Inviational at Cattail Crossing on Monday. The Bobcats finished the day in the eighth place as a team.

WATERTOWN – Nicole Steen tied for 29th and the Bobcats finished eighth in the team standings at the Watertown Invitational on Monday at Cattail Crossing.

Sioux Falls O’Gorman put four golfers in the top seven while winning the team title with a 306. Aberdeen Central (328) was second and Pierre (339) third.

Brookings carded a team score of 387 in eighth.

The Lady Knights’ Carly Kunkel carded a 1-under-par 71 to earn medalist honors. She made five birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey.

Teammate Jenna Sutcliffe was second at 76.

Harrisburg’s Reese Jansa (77) and Pierre’s Halle Gronlund (78) were third and fourth, respectively. OG’s Maddie Otta and Douglas’ Molly Schwartz tied for fifth at 79. Shannon McCormick rounded out the Lady Knights’ team tally with an 80, putting her in a tie for seventh.

Steen carded a 90 to pace the Bobcats, as she finished in a tie for 29th.

Ashton Austreim tied for 41st with a 95. Delilah Fuls shot 99 and ended up in a tie for 49th. Janaya Kuehl tied for 55th at 103 to complete the team score.

Also for Brookings, Morgan Herold (128) was 69th and Makenna Kepner (159) 75th.

The Eastern South Dakota Conference Girls’ Golf Tournament is Thursday at 10 a.m. at Broadland Creek in Huron.


Team scores

Sioux Falls O’Gorman 306, Aberdeen Central 328, Pierre 339, Yankton 340, Rapid City Stevens 356, Watertown 356, Harrisburg 368, Brookings 387, Brandon Valley 388, Mitchell 389, Milbank 400, Sisseton 400, Huron 402.

Individual top 30 (of 79)

1, Carly Kunkel, SFO, 71; 2, Jenna Sutcliffe, SFO, 76; 3, Reese Jansa, Ha., 77; 4, Halle Gronlund, P, 78; 5, (tie) Maddie Otta, SFO, Molly Schwartz, Douglas, 79; 7, (tie) Cassidy Gough, AC, Shannon McCormick, SFO, 80; 9, (tie) Emmy Sundby, RCS, Courtney Heath, S, Danielle Podoll, AC, 81; 12, (tie) Megan Dockter, W, Brooklyn Hofer, AC, Morgan Strahl, Y, Peyton Tramp, Y, Sophia Salter, SFO, 82; 17, (tie) Masy Mock, Mitchell, Sophie Jansa, SFO, 83; 19, Hannah Hatch, Ha., 84; 20, (tie) Jessa McTighe, P, Camryn Wipf, AC, 85; 22, Ellie Jo Simpson, P, 86; 23, Tanna Phares, RCS, 87; 24, (tie) Kasey Erickson, Y, Halle Stephenson, Y, 88; 26, (tie) Taylor Wit, RCS, Natalie Anderson, W, Josie Krajewski, Y, 89; 29, (tie) Nicole Steen, B, Karlie Bigelow, Hu., Anna Otto, P, 90. Other BHS participants – 41, (tie) Ashton Austreim, 95; 49, (tie) Delilah Fuls, 99; 55, (tie) Janaya Kuehl, 103; 69, Morgan Herold, 128; 75, Makenna Kepner, 159.


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