The 45th annual Hillcrest Pro-Am Invitational wrapped up Sunday in rainy weather and Brady Calkins from Washington won the title with a 21-under-par total, two shots ahead of Sioux Falls professional Andre Metzger. Bryan Lemkau from Muscatine, Iowa won the Amateur title with a six-over-par total of 294, one shot ahead of Hartington Cedar Catholic grad Matthew Schaefer. Michael Sullivan from Madison, South Dakota won the Net Amateur division at three-under. Yankton golfers dominated the Senior division as Steve Weiland shot a three-day score of 238 to win the title by four shots over Steve Slowey. Pro-Am chairman Bob Haar won Flight Two seven strokes ahead of John Ehret. Dan Ferden led his threesome to the team title at 37-under-par.
Of the five South Central League teams that qualified for the Class B amateur baseball state tournament, Lesterville was the only first-round winner with a 6-1 victory over Plankinton Saturday. Alex Wagner tossed a complete-game 4-hitter for the Broncs win, and they will face Madison Tuesday at 8 p-m in second round play. In other games Saturday, defending champion Alexandria squeezed past Crofton 6-3 in ten innings while Madison nipped Wynot 3-2. Menno and Tabor lost in the opening round of the tourney last week.
In the Class A amateur tournament, the Yankton Tappers nipped Brookings 3-2 in the first round, and then the five-time defending state champion Renner Monarchs shut out the Tappers 7-0 on Saturday. Yankton returns to the Renner field for an elimination game Friday afternoon against Castlewood.
Rapid City Post 22 returned to the top of Class A Legion baseball in South Dakota with a 9-0 victory over Mitchell in the championship round Sunday at Pierre. Post 22 has won five of the past six state tournaments and now has 42 Legion state championships heading into Region play Wednesday at Dickinson, North Dakota.