Dakota Valley Panthers played in their first golf meet of the year two days in a row at Elk Point. The first day was a triangular between Elk Point-Jefferson, Beresford and Dakota Valley. Five Panthers attended: Lexi Squier, Peyton Carlson, Eliana Vondracek, Mackenzie Keizer and Avery Mozak.


Lexi Squier lines up her putt at the Husky Invite, April 22.

Squier scored 57, Carlson 73, Vondracek 94, Keizer 95 and Mozak 97. Medalist was out of Beresford with 40.

“Yesterday’s meet was a learning experience for our team,” head coach Keegan Lyon said. “Not many of the girls have played competitive golf before so there were some nerves before the meet started. It was a cold day but the girls pushed through. We’re going to continue working on each of their games and excited to see where this season takes us.”

Peyton Carlson

Peyton Carlson gets excited as she watches her ball getting closer to the pin. It fell just short of the hole.

The next day, Squier and Carlson participated in the annual Husky Invite. Squier shot 59-54, 113 and Carlson 72-75, 147. The medalist was Maiya Mueller from Beresford with 40-41, 81.

Dakota Valley did not field a team and neither did Beresford. Team scores were as follows: Sioux Falls Christian 388, Vermillion 392, Elk Point-Jefferson 416, West Central 423, Lennox 435, Canton 436, Dell Rapids 439 and Tea Area 483.