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St. Thomas More's Kaitlin Strain, Sioux Falls Christian girls win Class A state golf titles
St Thomas More’s Kaitlin Strain tees off on the 18th hole Tuesday during the State Class A girls golf tournament at Bakker Crossing Golf Club near Sioux Falls.
Rodney Haas - 605 Sports
Jun 4, 2024

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SIOUX FALLS — The Sioux Falls Christian girls left no doubt they are the best Class A girls golf team repeating as Class A team champions in decisive fashion Tuesday at Bakker Crossing Golf Course in Sioux Falls. 

The Charger girls (+66) were 32 strokes better than second place Vermillion (+98) and West Central (+126). Madison (+128) and St. Thomas More (+161) rounded out the top-five teams.

After Monday’s first round, St. Thomas More’s Katlin Strain found herself atop the leaderboard, tied with Sioux Falls Christian’s Tori Peterson. All told seven girls were within two shots of the lead. Strain shot the low round of the day Tuesday (75) and finished with 152, two strokes in front of Peterson.

Girls Team Results:1. Sioux Falls Christian, +66; 2. Vermillion, +98; 3. West Central, +126; 4. Madison +128; 5. St. Thomas More, +161; 6. Aberdeen Roncalli, +171; 7. Chamberlain, +194; 8. Winner Area, +211; 9. Groton Area, +220; 10. Belle Fourche, +248. 

Top-25 Individual Results: 1. Kaitlin Strain, St. Thomas More, 152; T-2. Tori Peterson, Sioux Falls Christian, 154; T-2. Ari Jacobs, West Central, 154; 4. Cecelia VanDenTop, Sioux Falls Christian, 158; T-5. Ashlee Sweeter, Lennox, 159; T-5. Ronie Wilharm, Vermillion,159; 7. Katie Betsworth, Dakota Valley, 160; 8. Carly Guthmiller, 161; T-9. Madison Bushkofsky, 162; T-9. Chloe Attema, Sioux Falls Christian, 162; 11. Hayden Thorton, Rapid City Christian, 163; T-12. Taylor Reuvers, Vermillion, 165; T-12. Isabella McNaughton, Tea Area; 14. Madison Rummel, Madison, 166; 15. Aubrie Van Beek, Sioux Falls Christian, 167; T-16. Dakota Larson, West Central, 168; T-16. Stephanie Carr, Vermillion, 168; T-18. Claire Crawford, Aberdeen Roncalli, 171; T-18. Delilah Maxwell, Madison; T-18. Alexis Cronk, Chamberlain, 171; 21. Jaida Jacobs, Little Wound. 172; T-22. Madison Buenger, 173; T-24. Gracie Root, Winner Area, 174.