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Peterson wins medalist honors at JVC golf

Aberdeen Christian’s Jett Becker watches his tee shot on the first hole at Rolling Hills Golf Course during the Lake Region Conference tournament. Becker finished fourth at the James Valley Christian Invitational on Thursday. Photo by John Davis taken 5/6/2021

HURON – Luke Peterson of Ipswich took home medalist honors during the James Valley Christian Invitational golf tournament on Thursday. Peterson fired an 81, one stroke better than Sam Hansen of Great Plains Lutheran.

Jett Becker of Aberdeen Christian finished fourth with an 85.

“Jett shot an 84 which was pretty good considering it was a windy day and a difficult course,” said Aberdeen Christian coach David Rohrbach. “A good field of golfers were there as well.”

Zeke Becker finished 14th with a 93.

De Smet won the boys’ team title with Ipswich third. Deubrook Area edged Chester Area for the girls’ team crown. Olivia Rink of James Valley Christian was the medalist with a 92.

BOYS’ DIVISION

Team Points: De Smet 264, James Valley Christian 269, Ipswich, 280, Deubrook BArea 282, Wessington Springs 288, Howard 291, Great Plains Lutheran 292.

Top 10 Individuals

1, Luke Peterson, Ipswich, 81; 2, Sam Hansen, Great Plains Lutheran 82; 3, Chase McDonald, Chester Area, 84; 4, Jett Becker, Aberdeen Christian, 85; 5, Lane Hodges, Howard, 86; 6, Ethan Bartholow, James Valley Christian, 86; 7, Rett Osthus, De Smet, 86; 8, Cody Cavanaugh, De Smet, 88; 9, Ryan Stahl, James Valley Christian, 89; 10, Kasen Jannsen, De Smet, 90;

Other Aberdeen Christian golfers: 14, Zeke Becker, Aberdeen Christian, 93.

Other Ipswich golfers: 23, Matthew Jaenisch, 99; 24, Chet Peterson, 100; 34, Jace Konsor, 109; 42, Tucker Kadlec, 134.

GIRLS’ DIVISION

Team Points: Deubrook Area 306, Chester Area 306, James Valley 318, De Smet 357.

Top 10 Individuals

1, Olivia Rink, James Valley Christian, 92; 2, Bailey Landmark, Deubrook Area, 93; 3, Ayla McDonald, Chester Area, 95; 4, Izzy McNaughton, Lyman, 99; 5, Jadyn McDonald, Chester Area,105; 6, Cadence Olivier, Chester Area, 106; 7, Kamryn Landmark, Deubrook Area, 106; 8, Allison Andrews, Deubrook Area, 107; 9, Angelina Zuccaro, James Valley Christian, 107; 10, Harper Anderson, De Smet, 107.

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