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Central finishes sixth at Huron Invite

Aberdeen Central’s Olivia Braun watches her putt on the fourth hole at Moccasin Creek Country Club during the Hub City Girls Invitational. Braun shot an 85 at the Huron Invitational on Thursday. Photo by John Davis taken 4/29/2021

HURON – Aberdeen Central posted its lowest score of the season, but the competition was stiff during the Huron Invitational girls’ golf tournament on Thursday.

O’Gorman won the team title with Mitchell second. The Golden Eagles were sixth with a total of 348.

“I know we’ve been in the 350s all year, and then we break 350 and we end up in sixth place which is probably our worst finish this year,” said Central coach Kim Zimmerman. “So, we have our best score, but yet our worst finish.”

The scores were low as there were four golfers who shot a 74 or under, including medalist Reese Jansa of Harrisburg who carded a 70.

“There were some teams and some individuals today that posted pretty good scores that we haven’t seen yet this year,” Zimmerman said.

The Eagles need to tighten up their game a bit, according to Zimmerman.

“We’ll just have to kind of tidy up a few things here and there,” he said, noting that his team was only two strokes out of fourth place. “We just need to play a little bit better course-management wise and just not walk away thinking I left that many strokes out there that I could have saved.”

Danielle Podoll once again led Central with an 84.

“Danielle kind of struggled a little bit on the front nine and righted the ship on the back nine,” Zimmerman said. “She wasn’t the only one. There were some girls that we had today that posted some pretty good nine-hole scores. We just need to finish the round.”

The Eagles play in another tournament today in Yankton.

Team points: O’Gorman 320, Mitchell 325, Harrisburg 339, Rapid City Stevens 346, Huron 347, Aberdeen Central 348, Watertown 365, Pierre 385, Brookings 388. Incomplete: Rapid City Central.

Top 15 Individual Results

Reese Jansa, Harrisburg, 70; Shannon McCormick, O’Gorman, 71; Lauren Sutcliffe, O’Gorman, 73; Masy Mock, Mitchell, 74; Tanna Phares, Rapid City Stevens, 76; Mattie Weidenbach, Harrisburg, 79; Bryn Huber, Huron, 79; Karlie Bigelow, Huron, 79, Jordyn Geerdes, Watertown, 79; Quinn Dannenbring, Mitchell, 81; Emily Kolb, O’Gorman, 81; Allison Meyerink, Mitchell, 83; Taylor Witt, Rapid City Stevens, 83; Danielle Podoll, Aberdeen Central, 84; Delila Fuls, Brookings, 84.

Other Aberdeen Central golfers: Olivia Braun 85, Leah Gough 87, Hayley Wirebaugh 92, Emma Dohrer 97, Morgan Jones 107.

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