The South Dakota Golf Association tabbed Washington junior Will Grevlos and University of South Dakota freshman Katie Bartlett as its Junior Players of the Year Thursday night.
Despite having to contend with 30-40 mph wind gusts on Day 1 and a lengthy weather delay on Day 2, Grevlos managed to capture Class AA state medalist honors in record-setting fashion, firing a 3-under 69 on both days to break the two-day record set by Rob Kortan (Spearfish) in 1996 (140).
“If you just look at (Monday’s) round, it’s more than remarkable. It’s literally amazing that he could come in 3-under,” WHS coach Doug Rinken said following the final round. “For him to shoot 3-under was incredible. It really was. He did it in conditions that were extremely tough the first day.”
A freshman at USD, Bartlett capped her high school career with state medalist honors at the AA state tournament in June. The Pierre alum fired a two-day score of 145 to claim the title after back-to-back second-place finishes.
“She had to work more on her own, and we spent a lot of time working on this and that,” Pierre coach John Knox said afterwards. “You know, all that hard work works out sometimes. Since she got second last year, it was really important for me and the team and for her.”
Bartlett has participated in three events (eight rounds) with the Coyotes, posting an average score of 79.25 (+7). Her best finish came at the Creighton Classic in October, where she finished in a tie for seventh with a two-day score of 156 (+12).
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