Nielsen runner-up at State B Golf Tournament Kayla Nielsen, a senior at Wakonda High School, shot a 166 total to place second at the State B Golf Tournament in Aberdeen Monday and Tuesday, May 19-20.
Nielsen bettered last year's fourth place finish at state. Going into Tuesday, Nielsen was in third place, where she shot an 85. On Tuesday, Nielsen shot an 81 to guarantee herself second place.
She lost by one stroke to Aberdeen Roncalli's Kelli O'Keefe to place her in a tie for second place.
Results are: O'Keefe, 165; Nielsen, 166; Jenna Buckwalter, 166; Ashley Kaufman, 168; Courtney Petersen, 172.
Team totals are: Burke, 550;
Bon Homme, 573; Deuel 577; Bennett County, 580 and Philip, 586.