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Wessington Springs narrowly wins Class ‘B’ golf title

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The class ‘B’ boys state golf tournament came down to the final holes as Wessington Springs held off Hanson by just one shot.

Wessington Springs entered the second day of the class ‘B’ state golf tournament with a nine stroke lead. But not long into Tuesday, their strong lead, began to shrink.

“It was kind of nerve wracking. But I said, I had a lot of confidence in those senior boys that led and Blake Larson here, he pulls it around for us and help us get that win” Wessington Springs coach Regina Teveldal said.

As the tournament neared it end, senior Blake Larson knew every swing mattered.

“I was asking those boys what I needed to get in the last two holes and they wouldn’t tell me. So I was a little nervous, but I just finished strong, played golf like I had been the whole year, and it worked out,” Larson said.

Larson would par the final two holes, helping the Spartans shoot 46 over par, one shot better than Hanson.

Blake finished in a tie for fourth, while Luke Larson and Brock Krueger finished in the top 30.

“I just thought of, you know, do it for my team. It wasn’t so much for myself, but I just really wanted to win this team championship and I’m really happy” said Wessington Senior Brock Krueger.

“These kids that are seniors, they started as sixth graders and they got pulled up into the JV program at that time. And so now it’s kind of fun to see them come back, circled back around, and now they’re the state champions,” Wessington Springs head coach Regina Teveldal said.

The state title was Wessington Springs’ first championship, but the victory goes well beyond the hardware.

“I had a good group of guys with me, so that helped. We had good times and good memories and this is a good way to top it off as state championship,” Larson said.

“The biggest thing about this team is they’re the best human beings and they’re not just good golfers. But I said they’re just awesome human beings. Young, great men, ” Teveldal said.

Larson finished ten over par for the tournament, carding a 75 in Tuesday’s second round.

Written by: The Dam Rock Station

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