KYNT Local Sports for 4-25-18

Yankton placed second out of eight teams in the Harrisburg Girls Golf Invitational Tuesday at Spring Creek Golf Club.  Aberdeen Central won the meet with a 322 score, while the Gazelles shot 343 and finished one shot ahead of Roosevelt.  Morgan Strahl led the Gazelles with an 81 for third place, Peyton Tramp shot an 85 and tied for 8th while Kasey Erickson had an 87 for 11th place.  Yankton will compete in the Aberdeen Invitational on Thursday.

The U-S-D women finished a school-best fourth place at the Summit League Women’s Golf Tournament this week in Nebraska City with a 927 total.  North Dakota State won the meet while S-D-S-U took third place with a 904.  Jackrabbit sophomore Teresa Toscano tied for second with a 217 total, while Coyote senior Abby Dufrane tied for tenth place with a 227 score.

Northwestern won the G-PAC Men’s Golf Tournament in Eagle, Nebraska while Mount Marty finished in tenth place.  Lancer junior Joe Brinkman repeated as an All-Conference selection, tying for fifth place in the meet with a four-round total of seven-over-par 291 and that is the best finish in Lancer men’s history.

Mount Marty will host Northwestern tonight in a GPAC softball doubleheader.  The Lancers are in a fourth-place tie with an 8 and 8 conference record, while the Raiders are 13 and 3 and second in the GPAC.

Mount Marty College will host over a dozen schools tonight including South Dakota State in their annual Twilight Track and Field meet.  The action will be held at Williams Field at Yankton High School.

U-S-D won 22 events Tuesday at their Twilight meet in Vermillion.  Pole vaulter Helen Falda hit the 14 foot mark which tops the Summit League and ranks 11th in the nation this year. U-S-D competes in the Drake Relays this week in Des Moines.

South Dakota State has decided to end their women’s and men’s tennis programs at the close of the current school year.  S-D-S-U Athletic Director Justin Sell says it’s been difficult to field a competitive program and find quality facilities.