Four high school golf tournaments are currently underway in South Dakota.
Mitchell and Hot Springs are each hosting one tournament, and Rapid City hosting two.This year, instead of having the spring golf championships in May, the South Dakota High School Activities Association decided to push the event to June - in hopes of better weather conditions. John Krogstrand is with the High School Activities Association in South Dakota.
"My first year in the office, we were in Brookings, Milbank, and Yankton, and Milbank of course literally had snow on it four days before we were there," explains Krogstrand. "We had greens in Mitchell two years ago that hadn’t even recovered from the winter yet. Kids weren’t putting on greens, they were literally putting on browns. It was some really tough shape, and then you talk about the wind and everything else."
Over the past three years, the average temperature for the spring golf championships has been around forty to forty-five degrees. This year, all tournament locations are experiencing sunny weather with temps between seventy-five and eighty.
If you want to see team scores and the individual leaderboards from the 2016 Spring State Golf Championships, click here.