BILLINGS --- The South Dakota School of Mines men’s and
women’s golf teams braved the elements Thursday, battling 55-60mph wind gust
during the Montana State – Billings Yellowjacket Invitational at Ridgeview Golf
Course in Billings, Mont. Play was suspended after the first round of action.
In the men’s division, the Hardrockers are sitting in fourth
place after the first round with 334 strokes. The host school (MSUB) is
currently first with a 299 strokes while Rocky Mountain College has a team in
third place with a 308 and a team in third place with a score of 323.
Individually MSUB’s Greg Huft is leading the tournament with
an 18-hole score of 73 and teammate Brad Harrelson is just one stroke back in
second place with a 74.
SD Mines has three players in the Top 20 with senior Tyler
Frick posting the lowest score of 76 (37-39) for a share of fifth place.
Freshman Walker Hoolehan and senior Brogan Papel are tied for 12th
after both carded identical scores of 80 (39-41).
As for the rest of the ‘Rocker men, freshman Matt Stiegel put
up an 84 (46-38) for a share of 23rd place, freshman Korey Pryer is
in 38th place with a 98 (46-52) and sophomore Dough Sayer is one
spot back in 39th after posting a 99 (53-46).
On the women’s side, the Lady Hardrockers finished the first
round with a team score of 390 for fifth place. Rocky Mountain College is
currently first with 329 strokes and Montana State Billings is second with a
321 and MSUB (B squad) is third with 360 strokes.
Individually, RMC’s Kyla Clancy is leading with a 79 while a
trio of MSUB’s Katie Fish is second with an 80 and teammates Capri Ingram and
Melissa Saken are tied for third each carding 81’s.
SD Mines freshman Cassidy Vollmer put up a 91 (45-46) for a
share of 13th place and the lowest score for the Lady ‘Rockers. Teammate
Sydney James is sitting in 25th place with a score of 100 (52-48)
and sophomore Brigit Kelly and Kaitlyn Pearson both carded scores of 102 to tie