Tanager girls’ golf team loses to Brookings

Tanager girls' golf team loses to Brookings By Jim Prosser The VHS Tanager girls� golf team met the class AA Brookings Bobcats at The Bluffs on Friday April 1.

Facing one of the best high school girls� golf teams in South Dakota was more than the local group could overcome. Considering the weather conditions (sunny, 50s-60s, windy) might have been a factor, but the Bobcats demonstrated an intensity of purpose not matched by the Tanagers. This result was an 18 hole match loss � Brookings 352, Vermillion 384.

Individual scoring: Bobcats: Katie Scholten � 78, Hallie Glover � 86, Morgan Fitts � 88, Megan Selberg � 100, Ashley Hendricks � 103. Tanagers: Jackie Thomas � 87, Anna Isaacson � 91, Sarah Christopherson � 102, Chelsea Gauer � 104, and Paige Prosser � 124.

�We weren�t mentally prepared for the first match of the season,� said coach Kirk Hogen. �I know the girls can perform at a more consistent higher level of competitive desire. It just didn�t happen today. We have many opportunities to improve and prepare to challenge for the State Class A tournament championship. Eliminating a few strokes from each golfer�s score can make a huge difference for the team result. I expect that to occur as we progress through the season.�

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