VERMILLION — Sioux Falls Christian cruised to a 13-stroke victory and a team championship at the South Dakota State Class A Boys’ Golf Tournament, which concluded Tuesday at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion.

The Chargers carded a two-day score of 679 for first place, followed in the top-five by Tea Area (692), Madison (701), Parkston (705) and Vermillion (707).

Little Wound’s Lance Christensen was the individual champion with a two-round score of 157, which was five shots better than Madison’s Keaton Nighbert. Rounding out the top-five were Sioux Falls Christian’s Carson Van Beek (163), Sioux Valley’s Nate Buisker (164) and Tea Area’s Cooper Leslie (164).

Among the area golfers to finish in the top-25: Vermillion’s Willis Robertson was seventh (166), while Dakota Valley’s Paul Bruns, Isaac Bruns and Keaton Hensley along with Parkston’s Quinn Bormann all tied for 10th place (168). Vermillion’s Hunter Lavin and Parkston’s Payton Koehn tied for 16th (171).

TEAM SCORES: 1, Sioux Falls Christian, 330 - 349 — 679; 2, Tea Area, 347 - 345 — 692; 3, Madison, 362 - 339 — 701; 4, Parkston, 344 - 362 — 706; 5, Vermillion, 358 - 349 — 707; 6, Lennox, 354 - 357 — 711; 7, Custer, 366 - 365 — 731; 8, Sioux Valley, 384 - 353 — 737; 9, Chamberlain, 368 - 371 — 739; 10, Sisseton, 374 - 367 — 741; 11, Aberdeen Roncalli, 403 - 389 — 792; 12, Redfield, 407 - 425 — 832; 13, St. Thomas More, 426 - 422 — 848; 14, Mobridge-Pollock, 432 - 423 — 855; 15, Hot Springs, 436 - 420 — 856.

TOP 25: 1, Lance Christensen, LW, 77 - 80 — 157; 2, Keaton Nighbert, MAD, 81 - 81 — 162; 3, Carson Van Beek, SFC, 78 - 85 — 163; T-4, Nate Buisker, SV, 85 - 79 — 164, Cooper Leslie, TEA, 82 - 82 — 164; 6, Alex Vande Griend, SFC, 86 - 79 — 165; 7, Willis Robertson, VERM, 86 - 80 — 166; T-8, Keeton Newborg, TEA, 84 - 83 — 167, Dalton Plucker, LEN, 80 - 87 — 167; T-10, Paul Bruns, DV, 86 - 82 — 168, Isaac Bruns, DV, 86 - 82 — 168, Keaton Hensley, DV, 81 - 87 — 168, Quinn Bormann, PARKS, 78 - 90 — 168;

14, Kaleb Jost, SFC, 82 - 87 — 169; 15, Braden Eimers, MAD, 91 - 79 — 170; T-16, Hunter Lavin, VERM, 88 - 83 — 171, Drayton Priebe, CHAM, 86 - 85 — 171, Payton Koehn, PARKS, 86 - 85 — 171, Eli Cinco, LEN, 85 - 86 — 171; 20, Cameron Caldwell, CHAM, 86 - 86 — 172;

T-21, Blake Neilsen, SISS, 86 - 87 — 173, Cade Guthmiller, GROT, 85 - 88 — 173, Konnor Gayle, LEN, 84 - 89 — 173; 24, Royce Viereck, CANT, 87 - 87 — 174; 25, Eric Munson, TEA, 86 - 89 — 175.

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