'Rockers take 6th at Skyhawk Shootout in California
Release Date Tuesday, April 1, 2014
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. --- The South Dakota School of Mines men’s golf team picked a great time to take a road trip to the West Coast. While Rapid City has been blasted with a spring snow storm the last couple days, the Hardrockers golfers have been enjoying 80 degree weather and beautiful scenery.

The Hardrockers finished up play Tuesday afternoon during the Troy Bledsoe Skyhawk Shoot Golf Invitational at the Classic Club Golf Course in Palm Desert, Calif. The meet was hosted by Fort Lewis College.

SD Mines came away with a sixth-place showing, carding a 56-hole team score of 1,037 (342-365-330). Colorado Christian won the meet with 908 strokes, Oklahoma Christian was a close second with 915 strokes and Colorado Mesa was a distant third with 961.

Individually, Sam Johnston of Oklahoma Christian was the overall winner with a three-round score of 220, Colorado Christian’s Andrew Kennedy was one stroke back in second place (221) and teammate Minkyu Jeon took third with a 223.

Hardrocker freshman Walker Hoolehan came in with the lowest score for SD Mines --- and had a Top 20 finish --- posting a three-round score of 240 (81-82-77) for a share of 14th place.

As for the rest of the ‘Rockers, senior Tyler Frick earned 23rd place after posting a score of 249 (80-86-83), senior Brogan Papel came in with a 266 (85-96-85) for 30th place, freshman Korey Pryer was a spot back in 31st with 286 strokes (96-105-85) and sophomore Doug Sayer carded a 300 (106-101-93) for 32nd place.

Next on the schedule for the Hardrockers is the Colorado State-Pueblo Wolfpack Invitational April 14-15 at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo, Colo.



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