Tanager golfers capture Big 8 Conference crown

Tanager golfers capture Big 8 Conference crown By Jim Prosser The Tanager girls' golf team won the Big Eight conference tournament last Friday, May 6 vs. Lennox, Madison, and West Central, plus invited Dell Rapids, for their annual competition.

The play took place at the Madison Country Club golf


The VHS girls placed first with a 348 score, while Dell Rapids took second with 377, West Central was third at 378, Madison placed fourth with a 405, while Lennox scored a 450 for fifth in the varsity phase of the tournament.

Capturing medalist honors was the Tanagers� Jackie Thomas with a 77, five strokes better than Abby Feehan of Dell Rapids.

Other Tanager scoring results were: Anna Isaacson � 85, Chelsea Gauer � 91, Sarah Christopherson � 95, and Paige Prosser � 106.

The JV tournament matches involved all four conference teams. West Central led the JV conference scoring 336. Vermillion scored 369, Madison 393, and Lennox 395.

VHS JV scoring and individual places were: Kelsey Osborne � 113; Ariel Hofman � 122; Liz Day � 134; Kristen Schwasinger � 138; and Laura Hansen � 147.

Coach Kirk Hogen was happy to have the win but still looks for improvement in course management as they plan for the next competition against the Gazelles in Yankton on Friday, May 13.

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