The Dell Rapids Quarrier girls golf team participated in the Region 1A Meet at Valley View Golf Course in Sisseton on Monday, May 13th. The region meet consisted of eight teams of five players each. Dell Rapids finished in 5th place with a total score of 483. Madison won the meet with a 407. Milbank finished second with 417, and Aberdeen Roncalli finished third with a 476. All three of those teams will send their entire team to the state meet in Milbank on May 20 and May 21. Individually for Dell Rapids, Aleza Kirschenmann finished 12th and qualified for state with a round of 111. April Tomes finished in 13th place and also qualified for state with a round of 112. Sarah Haak finished with a 126, just five strokes off from qualifying for state. Natasha Reit finished with a round of 134, and Courtney Sorsen ended with a 144.
Head coach Jeff Dvorak said, “First off, let’s start with something really positive. Congrats to April and Aleza who qualified for the state golf tournament in Milbank next week. Great job, girls. Those two girls have been very steady all season and deserve to play at State. I am a bit disappointed in not getting our whole team in. If each kid would’ve just shot two strokes better, which they were very capable of doing, we would all be going. So right now, I think the girls are hanging their heads a bit. The wind really seemed to take a toll on us today, and not having much or any experience with Region golf, nerves and tough weather contributed to our demise. Although I am disappointed in not getting the team in, I am proud of our progress this year. In the short season we had, the girls came a long way in understanding the game. Hopefully, we can put some time in this summer and earn our way to State next year.”