By Parker Knox
Vermillion’s girls golf team was scheduled to conclude the regular season at Harrisburg yesterday (Thursday), tuning up for golf when it means the most.
The Tanagers and nine other teams will be at Sioux Falls Monday for the Region 2A tournament out of which three teams will qualify as teams for the state tourney at Milbank on May 20-21. Individuals can also qualify for the state meet even if their full teams do not finish in the top three.
Other schools in the regional with VHS are Beresford, Canton, Dakota Valley, Elk Point-Jefferson, Harrisburg, Lennox, Sioux Falls Christian, Tea Area and West Central.
Four of those Region 2A teams were at the Big 8 Conference meet in Madison last week, and Harrisburg emerged as the champion by a seven-stroke margin over Madison, 372-379. The Tanagers came in third at 398 with West Central at 407 and Lennox at 473.
Madison’s Sami Langford was medalist with an 89. Vermillion’s best score was Elly Miller’s 97, good for 10th place. Allison Heine carded a 99, Brooke Schwasinger and Kate Brockevelt had 101s and Kayla Stammer finished at 103.
In the JV portion of the meet Vermillion was the team champ with a 438 score, besting runner-up Harrisburg by 49 strokes. Audry Miller had a 104 score, Kyleigh Moran and Katie Herrera 109s, Emily Schmitz 116 and Allison Odens 117.
Added to the weather-plagued schedule was the Milbank POET meet on Saturday where state meet favorite Parkston won the team title with the Tanagers third. Heine in fourth place with a 90 was Vermillion’s best round of the day. Stammer’s 96 gave her 12th place. Schwasinger and Brockevelt tied for 18th with 104s.