Golf team hosts lone home meet

Jason Ferguson

Ryder Bailey led the Custer High School golf team with a 92 at Monday’s Hot Springs Invitational at Southern Hills Golf Course in Hot Springs, but the Wildcats scuffled to a fifth place finish out of five teams at the meet.
The Wildcats finished with a team score of 432, while Stevens won the meet at 356.
Matt Merrill was the second-best scorer for Custer, as he finished at 102. He was followed by Jackson Wiles at 117, Regan Sorenson at 121 and Bohdan Pesicka at 126. Lane Poper also played for Custer, carding a 132.
Jacob Harris of the host Bison was the medalist at the meet, finishing with a score of 79.
The Wildcats hosted their only home meet of the season last Thursday morning at Rocky Knolls Golf Course, where they finished in fourth place as a team with a score of 402. Spearfish won the meet with a score of 315.
Bailey was the top Wildcat scorer and only ’Cat to place in the top 10, posting an 85. Merrill was the next-best Wildcat as he fired a 92. Wiles finished next for Custer with a 106, while Sorenson shot a 119 and Boyster finished at 124.
Medalist at the meet was Vincent VanLiere of St. Thomas More at 74.
The Wildcats wrap up their regular season schedule this meet when they travel to Tomahawk Country Club for a triangular with Lead-Deadwood and Belle Fourche Friday and then begin postseason play with the Black Hills Conference Meet Monday at the Belle Fourche Country Club. The meets begin at 2 p.m. and 10 a.m., respectively.

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