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Scotties golf at Region 6B Tournament

On to state ... From left: Caleb Clements, Tara Ravellette and Colton Nickelson have advanced from Region 6B play and will compete in the State B Golf Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, May 18 and 19, in Watertown.

The Philip Scotties competed in the Region 6B Golf Tournament held at the Hart Ranch golf course on Monday, April 11. Three Scotties will be going on to compete in the state golf tournament.

"It was a tough course," said coach Doug Hauk. "We left a few strokes out that would have qualified the boys team. Maybe next year."

Philip's Tara Ravellette earned an individual second place with a day's total score of 90 on the 18-hole course. She shot a 46 on the front nine and a 44 on the back nine. Ravellette finished just one stroke behind Bison's Amanda Johnson and only one stroke ahead of Newell's Jordan Trohkimoinen. Fourth place was claimed by Wall's Shayla Johnson with 97 and fifth place went to Alix Kling from Bison with a 103. Philip's Abby Fitzgerald finished with a final score of 110.

In girls' team competition, Bison took first place with a total score of 300. Wall came in a far second with a team score of 331. Third place went to the Hill City team with a total of 352. Fifth place was claimed by Newell with a day's total of 389.

Out of the 37 players in the boys' division, Carson Moore, Jones County, took medalist honors with a final score of 78. Bison's Jefferery Johnson shot a 91 to claim a distant second place. Only one stroke behind him, Wall's Darick Eisenbraun finished in third place. Skyler Bordeaux, White River, shot a 97 and took the fourth place spot through an in-play tie-breaker hole. Philip's Caleb Clements shot a 46 in the front nine and a 51 in the back nine to finish with a total score of 97, settling for fifth place after the tie -breaker was applied.

Philip's other players included Colton Nickelson, who shot a 55 and a 59 for a total of 114 and a placement of 11th. Devon Ehlers finished 18th with a 56 and 64 for a 120. Jordan Hauk shot 66 and 67 for a 133 and 23rd place.

As a team, the Philip Scottie boys finished the tournament in third place with a total of 331. White River took top honors with a score of 327 and Lemmon claimed second place with a 329. Wall finished fourth with 343, Newell in fifth with 352, Rapid City Christian in sixth with 365, Bison in seventh with 386 and Timber Lake in eighth with a score of 392.

The top 40 percent of the playing field in the boys' and in the girls' divisions at the region tournaments will go on to state. That makes for 16 boys and 10 girls from Region 6B. The State B Golf Tournament will be played Monday and Tuesday, May 18 and 19, in Watertown.