Yankton hosts SDGA junior tour finals by Jim Prosser Yankton hosted the SDGA Junior Tour Championships Tournament on Saturday, July 12 at Hillcrest Country Club and Fox Run Golf Course. There were nearly 120 male junior entrants and about 50 junior girls.
The Boys 11 and U group played at Fox Run and the 23 participants had Vermillion golfers placing as follows: Aaron Steele � seventh; Eric Ustad � 13th; and Chase Allen � 19th.
The boys in the 12 and 13 year-old age group played an 18-hole match at Hillcrest with Alex Schaack recording 81 to place third, Broc Gauer and Jordan Boots finishing with an 83 tie score (Boots seventh, Gauer eighth); and Mikal Ustad placed 14th with a 91.
Fox Run was the venue for the 44 14 and 15 year-olds and area juniors, Brian Bye, Gayville, and Charles Odson, Vermillion, placed eighth and 33rd, respectively. Chelsea Gauer was the only girl from Vermillion and placed 13th.
Sixteen and 17 year-olds were assigned to Hillcrest where there were 45 entrants with Vermillion golfers ending up as follows: Nathan Boots � 16th; Chris Moen � 26th; and Brad Schaack � 40th