Pioneers host sectional golf tournament

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Okoboji's Ian Brandt hits his approach shot on the ninth hole at Emerald Hills during Thursday's sectional golf tournament.

Okoboji's season came to a close Thursday at the Class 2A Sectional Golf Tournament. The Pioneers, who hosted the tourney at Emerald Hills, carded a combined round of 367 to place sixth. They had no individuals advance.

"We struggled most of the day," Okoboji coach Jeremy Wollenburg said. "Nik Mankle and Ian Brandt played well for most of the day, but had a couple of holes they really struggled on. Overall, we didn't play up to our potential. It was a disappointing day overall."

Mankle carded an 85 for the Pioneers. Brandt followed closely behind with an 86.

Okoboji's Seth Feller chips close during sectional play at Emerald Hills.

Seth Feller carded a 97 and Jamison Helmers rounded out Okoboji's scoring with a 99. Non-counting rounds came from Michael Allen with a 101 and Sean Greiner with a 111.

Sheldon won the tournament with a combined score of 337. Unity Christian carded a 353 to place second and advance as a team.

The Knights were followed by Estherville Lincoln Central (356), South Central Calhoun (357), Emmetsburg (359), Okoboji, Pocahontas Area (380) and Manson Northwest Webster (475).

Sheldon's Tyler Merley won the individual title with his round of 77. Emmetsburg's Calvin Hart and Unity Christian's Ryan Fedders tied for second place with their rounds of 82. South Central Calhoun's Tyler O'Tool placed fourth with an 83.

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