South Dakota (SDGA) Junior Championship

BRANDON, SD (July 26, 2005) -- Tyler Evenson of Lead and Jenna Buckwalter of Watertown captured SDGA Junior Championships on Tuesday afternoon at Brandon Golf Course in Brandon.

Evenson defeated Eric Lindquist of Sioux Falls on the first hole of a playoff to win the Boys 16-18 division, while Buckwalter earned her second consecutive title in the Girls 16-18 division.

Evenson, who reached the semifinals of the Match Play Championship earlier this month in Rapid City, rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the title. Evenson and Lindquist finished regulation at 4-under-par 138. Lindquist birdied his last four holes to secure his spot in the playoff, while Evenson, playing one group behind Lindquist, needed to birdie the final hole of regulation to reach the extra session.

Evenson shot a 1-under-par 70 on Tuesday, while Lindquist finished with a 68.

Andy Bednar of Sioux Falls had the day's best round, a 67, and finished third at 139. First-round leader Ross Menke of Sioux Falls was fourth at 140 and Nate Barbee of Dakota Dunes was fifth at 141.

Buckwalter shot a 75 on Tuesday to finish the 36-hole event at 9-over-par 151. Kelli Baseley of Sioux Falls and Mikala Henzlik of Rapid City tied for second at 155. Chelsea Cadwell of Brandon was fourth at 159, while Ashley Kaufman of Clark was fifth at 161.

Max Pfeiffer of Aberdeen won the boys 14-15 division with a score of 144. Kyle Cooper of Brookings was second at 155. Brittany Hanten of Goodwin won the girls 14-15 divsion with a 160 score. Morgan Fitts of Brookings was second at 165.

On Monday, Kimmy Kaufman of Clark won the girls 12-13 division with a 71. Ashley Hendricks of Brookings was secnd at 86. In the boys 14-15 division, Aaron Steele of Vermillion was first with an 80, while Dillon May of Yankton and Joseph Erickson of Dell Rapids tied for second at 82. Chris Holmquist of Brookings won the 11-under boys title with a 35, while Samantha Smith of Sioux Falls was the girls 11-under winner with a 61.

The Junior Championship is the eighth of 10 Championships being conducted this summer by the South Dakota Golf Association.

For a complete list of scores, click on the Championships link.

JULY 24, 2005


John Anderson of Sioux Falls captured his third Pre-Senior Championship on Sunday afternoon, finishing with a 7-under-par 137 total at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.

Anderson, who won titles in 1997 and 1999, edged Jim Entwisle of Huron by one shot. Entwisle had a chance to tie and force extra holes, but his five-foot birdie attempt on the final hole rimmed out.

Anderson opened with a 6-under 66 on Saturday, good enough for a one-stroke lead over Flandreau's Derek Burshiem. Entwisle started Sunday's round four back. Two early birdies pushed Anderson's lead to four as a pair of bogeys derailed Burshiem's hopes.

Birdies on Nos. 9 and 11 got Entwisle within four, before he closed the gap to a single shot with an eagle on the 330-yard 13th. Faced with a 70-yard pitch, Entwisle holed the shot, then benefited further when Anderson three-putted for his lone bogey of the tournament. Entwisle drew even with a birdie on the par-5 15th. After Anderson and Entwisle each parred 16, Anderson regained the advantage when Entwisle failed to get up-and-down from a bunker on the par-3 17th.

Burshiem finished third, while Pat Lockwood of Brookings was fourth and Glen Herrick of Sioux Falls finished fifth in the first flight.

Flight winners were: Eric Smith, Sioux Falls, second flight (141); Larry Green, Madison, third flight (149); Jay Christenson, Watertown, fourth flight (151); Dave Brekke, Wagner, fifth flight (161); Dave Gibson, Brookings, sixth flight (160); Mike Wright, Sioux Falls, seventh flight (171); and Bob Faehn, Watertown, eighth flight (171).

ABOUT THE South Dakota Junior Amateur

36 hole stroke play championship for boys and girls with 14-15 and 16-18 age groups. Must have an active GHIN at a SDGA member club.

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