Olson, Mock win SDGA Junior crowns


BRANDON – Watertown’s Jake Olson and Mitchell’s Masy Mock won titles in the SDGA Junior Championship on Monday and Tuesday.

Boys

Olson shot 1-over-par 143, carding rounds of 70 and 73, for a one-stroke victory.

He opened the final round with an eagle. He bogeyed Nos. 4 and 7 and made a double-bogey at the eighth. He birdied the 14th and bogeyed the 18th.

Rapid City’s Jonah Swartz was second at 144 (71-73).

First-round leader Sam Hansen (68-79), of Watertown, and Sioux Falls’ Nash Stenberg (75-72) tied for third at 147. Hansen birdied four of his first five holes to open the tournament.

Sioux Falls’ Liam Sarmiento (75-73) and William Sanford (78-70) tied for fifth at 148.

Girls

Mock topped Reese Jansa in a playoff to take the title.

Mock shot 74-78, while Jansa carded rounds of 72 and 80 as the duo finished regulation tied at 10-over 152.

The duo was involved in a playoff last Monday, with Jansa prevailing to win the SDGA Sanford Golf Series Championship at the Country Club of Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls’ Shannon McCormick – the two-time defending champion – placed third with a 155 (78-77) total.

Mock placed fifth in the Class AA State Tournament this spring. Jansa was champion and McCormick finished second. McCormick won the previous ‘AA’ crown in 2019.

Mock and McCormick are both Augustana commits, while Jansa is entering her senior season at Harrisburg High School.

Reese Jansa and her father, Ryan, won their third consecutive Adult-Child Championship on Sunday.

SDGA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Age-division top-two finishers and local participants

Boys 14-15 – 1, Nicklaus Bothun, Pierre, 77-77—154; 2, Sawyer Sonnenschein, Fort Pierre, 78-77—155.

Boys 12-13 – 1, Easton Vellek, 73; 2, Vincent Vanliere, 74. … 10, Isaak Earley, Brookings, 82; 18, Rhys Heiberger, Brookings, 89.

Boys 10-11 (nine holes) – 1, Kaden Wookey, Clark, 45; 2, Greyson Zebroski, Watertown, 46. … 3, Liam Heiberger, Brookings, 46; 6, Andrew VanDamme, Brookings, 47; 11, Noah Hansen, Brookings, 53.

Boys’ 9-under (nine holes) – 1, Lincoln Trasamar, Sioux Falls, 34; 2, Teddy Krivarchka, Brandon, 37. … t, Jack Baszler, Brookings, 40.

Girls 14-15 – 1, Quinn Dannenbring, Mitchell, 85-88—173; 2, Allison Meyerink, Mitchell, 87-89—176.

Girls 12-13 – 1, Emma Dohrer, Aberdeen, 82; 2, Olivia Braun, Aberdeen, 85. … 8, Tori Peterson, Flandreau, 96.

Girls 10-11 (nine holes) – 1, Ronnie Wilharm, Vermillion, 35; 2, Liliana Van der Wyst, Rapid City, 48.

Girls 9-under (nine holes) – 1, Faith Roehrich, Watertown, 49; 2, Elin Cowan, Volga, 66.

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