Five Pierre Junior Golfers Compete in Tournament in Rapid City




RAPID CITY, S.D. – Five Pierre youth golfers competed in the South Dakota Golf Associations First Dakota Bank Junior Golf Tour West Region golf stop yesterday at Meadowbrook Golf Course in RapidCity.  Shelby Guthrie had a tough day in the girls 12-13 age division firing a 129 to finish 8th in the 9 golfer field.  But 3 Pierre girls finished 2nd, 4th and 5th in the girls 14-15 age division tournament.  Paige Lonbakken had a 2nd place finish as she fired a 18 hole score of 85 and defeated Kiley Phares of Rapid City in a playoff for the number 2 spot.  Lonbakken finished 3 shots behind the winner of the division.  Katie Bartlett had a round of 88 for a 4th place finish while Karissa Guthrie had a 95 for a 5th place finish in the division.  A Midland youth golfer, Joni Willoughby also golfed in the tournament and fired a 120 to finish 8th in the 8 girl field.  In the boys division, Ryan Merrill finished in the middle of the pack of the boys 12-13 age division tournament firing a 18 hole score of 116 for a 8th place finish in the 13 golfer field.

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