SPEARFISH – The Hot Springs Bison boys' golf team was one of 11 schools competing in last week's Spearfish Invitational, which was won by the host Spartans, with a four-person, 18-hole score of 320. Sturgis was the runner-up with a 347, followed by Rapid City Stevens with 367.
The Bison shot 431, which was good enough for seventh place overall. Other teams included Lead-Deadwood, Belle Fourche, St. Thomas More, Custer, Rapid City Central, Douglas and Little Wound.
Spearfish’s Kevin Kolb won the medalist honors with an 18-hole score of 76, with Sturgis’s Tice McVay in second place with an 80.
Hot Springs was led by freshman Jacob Harris with 103, followed by seventh-grader Modes Kerr (108), junior Mason VanBibber (108), junior Zane Cope (112), sophomore Hayden VanBibber (138) and eigth-grader Terry Reetz (148).
This week, the Bison play in the Black Hills Conference championship at Sturgis on Tuesday and the Douglas JV Invite on Thursday.
RIGHT: Hot Springs seventh-grader Modes Kerr chips onto the green during an 11-team invitational hosted by Spearfish last week. Kerr finished with the team's second-best 18-hole round of 108. (Photos by Jason Gross / Black Hills Pioneer)