SDM tee off spring season with home meet
By Brad Blume
Sports Information Director
South Dakota School of Mines
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology held its annual Hardrocker Golf Invitational this past Sunday and Monday at the Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course in Rapid City on two of the nicest days of the year so far.
The meet marked the first of the spring schedule for all Dakota Athletic Conference opponents, which included: the Hardrockers, Minot State, Dickinson State, Jamestown College and the Black Hills State women. Chadron State brought its women’s team and Mile City Community College had a men’s squad in competition.
The meet was a 36-hole tournament set up over two days.
On the men’s side, The Blue Hawks edged out the Beavers by two strokes to take the team championship. Dickinson ended with 633 strokes to Minot’s 635. SD Mines and Jamestown College tied for third with 681 strokes.
Individually Terry Poulsen of Dickinson earned the medalist honors with a two-day score of 153. Minot’s Justin Aberle was a close second with a 36-hole score of 156 and Adam Cayko of Dickinson and Eddy Delzer of Jamestown both earned third with 158.
SDM sophomore Brandon Eisenbraun (Yankton, S.D.) was the highest finisher for his team with a 166 (85-81) tying for 10th place. As for the rest of the ‘Rockers, Rapid City’s Sam Hermanson (junior) posted a 167 (83-84) for 12th place, Ricky Clausen (freshman from Sturgis, S.D.) came in with a 172 (86-86) for 14th position and Donny DeGooyer (junior from Great Falls, Mont.) posted a two-day total of 176 (88-88) for 16th.
In the conference standings, Eisenbraun remains in the Top 10 while Hermanson is on the bubble in 12th place. The Top 10 individuals in the conference advance to the NAIA Region III meet in hopes of qualifying for the national tournament.
On the women’s side, Jamestown posted the lowest team score with 761 with Dickinson second at 778 and Black Hills State securing third with 784. The Lady Hardrockers took fifth with a two-day score of 924 (451-473).
Individually Kelsey Boedecker of Dickinson had the lowest score with a 178 and Whitney Stanley got second with a score of 180.
For SD Mines, Kjada Stevens (a sophomore from Bensen, Minn., posted the low score for her team with a 221 (110-111), Jodi Kaup (junior from Black Hawk) put up a 236 (117-119), Stephanie Leber (junior from Dell Rapids) shot a 238 (113-125) and Ally Brausen (a freshman from Ipswich) came in with a 244 (126-118).
The Hardrocker teams will close out the DAC season this coming Sunday and Monday during the BHSU Invite at Spearfish Canyon Country Club in Spearfish.
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