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KDLT Sanford International Preview Show

A Look Inside The First Ever PGA Champions Tour Event In Sioux Falls!

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time ever, Sioux Falls is hosting a PGA Champions Tour event.  The Sanford International tees off on Friday, and KDLT has you covered with all you need to know about the tournament in our special Sanford International Preview Show!  We’ll have a look inside the ropes at the key holes, personalities, and…

John Daly Hoping To Play Sanford International Through Back Pain

Two-Time Major Champion Amongst First To Practice Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the biggest fan favorites on the PGA Champions Tour, two-time major champion John Daly, was amongst the first golfers on the course practicing at the Sanford International on Monday. He’s hoping to play through the full weekend with treatment at Sanford for his bad back. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Golf,…

Excited Champions Tour Pros Begin Practice At Sanford International

Players Eager To Meet New Fans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the most anticipated weeks in Sioux Falls history is underway as Champions Tour players are arriving and practicing at Minnehaha Country Club ahead of this weekend’s Sanford International. The pros began arriving last night and have been out and about today on the course or at the driving range.  Playing in a new event…

Smith is Impressed with Champions Tour Players

Smith is Impressed with Champions Tour Players

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Iowa native Jerry Smith plays on the Champions Tour. So who better than to talk about how good these guys can play the game. He says fans will be really impressed with the field in the Sanford International next week at Minnehaha Country Club. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Champions Tour, Jerry SMith, Sanford…

Vikes Sign former Jackrabbit Bryan Witzmann

Vikes Sign former Jackrabbit Bryan Witzmann

MINNEAPOLIS, MN… The Minnesota Vikings lost another offensive lineman to injury last Thursday, so Monday they signed former SDSU lineman Bryan Witzmann. The 6-7, 320 pound lineman started 13 games last year for the Chiefs and appeared in 27 games the last 2 seasons. He was undrafted in 2014 and spent time with the Cowboys, Texans and Saints in addition…

Strom Boosts Chances to Make Top 10 on Symetra Tour

Strom Boosts Chances to Make Top 10 on Symetra Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Sweden’s Linnea Strom won her first professional tournament Sunday when took home the $31,500 first place check at the Great Life Challenge at Willow Run. For the rookie who left Arizona State early, she vaulted all the way to 2nd place on the Symetra Tour money list and is one step closer to her goal of playing…

Great Weekend For Linnea Strom At GreatLIFE Challenge

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   —  Though Willow Run is a little less than 4500 miles from Linnea Strom’s native Sweden, the GreatLIFE Challenge felt like a family affair with several Swedish teammates cheering her on and her dad on the bag as caddy. “He’s a calm person so it’s nice having him on the bag. He knows exactly what to say…

Linnea Strom Wins GreatLIFE Challenge

Native Of Sweden Beats Charlotte Thomas By One Stroke

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 3-under par 67 final round performance in the fourth annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge at Willow Run Golf Course proved to be enough for Linnea Ström (Hovas, Sweden) to step into the winner’s circle for the first time in her professional career.   The Arizona State University alumna recorded an eagle, four birdies and three…

GreatLIFE Challenge Wide Open After Three Rounds

Final Round Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A familiar name in the fourth annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge at Willow Run Golf Course heads into the final round with a one-shot lead, as Linnea Ström (Hovas, Sweden) put together a 4-under par 66 today and is 8-under par overall. The Symetra Tour rookie also shared the lead after round one on Thursday. Now,…

Ardina Maintains Lead At GreatLIFE Challenge

Symetra Tour Money Leader Has A One Shot Lead After Two Rounds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s an all too familiar position for Dottie Ardina (Laguna, Philippines) to hold an advantage after two rounds, but with two more remaining in the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge at Willow Run Golf Course she has plenty of room to capture a win.   After four runner-up finishes this season, the current No. 1 in the…

Strom, Maguire Atop Symetra Leaderboard

Strom, Maguire Atop Symetra Leaderboard

SIOUX FALLS, SD… After day one of the Great Life Challenge at Willow Run GC two players are 5 under par. Linnea Strom and Leona Maguire each shot 65 to take a 2-shot lead in the Symetra Tour event that has a $210,000 purse. The winner Sunday will collect a check of $31,000 which will help immensely toward making the…

Marsh excited for Champions Tour to come to Sioux Falls

Marsh excited for Champions Tour to come to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. When the Champions Tour comes to Sioux Falls for the Sanford International in September no-one will be more excited than Graham Marsh for area golf fans to see how great these players really are. Afterall, he spent years playing against many of these guys all over the world and he brings back several of them every year…

Kono’s Confidence Helped by Winning

Kono's Confidence Helped by Winning

  SIOUX FALLS, SD… Winning isn’t easy in any individual sport,  nut it’s even tougher when you’re up against 144 of the top players in the game of golf each week. That’s what players like Stephanie Kono face weekly on the Symetra Tour where there hasn’t been a multiple winner all season. Kono starts the Great Life Challenge in 8th…

Treinen Enjoying All-Star Season with Oakland

Treinen Enjoying All-Star Season with Oakland

MINNEAPOLIS, MN…It only takes a few former South Dakota State teammates to remind one of baseball’s most dominant closers that he wasn’t always so dominant. “It was against Oral Roberts and he gave up a few runs. And now he’s here, barely giving up any runs in the Major Leagues. And we always make the joke ‘well he couldn’t get…

Meadow Enjoying Game Again on Symetra Tour

Meadow Enjoying Game Again on Symetra Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Stephanie Meadow has re-gained her love for the game of golf. The Northern Ireland native played collegiately at Alabama and won 9 tournaments. Her first professional event was the Women’s U.S. Open and she finished 3rd back in 2014. Meadow stayed on the LPGA Tour for 3 years before eventually losing her card and a back injury…

Former SDSU Teammates Watch Treinen Take On Twins

Oakland Closer Played In Brookings From 2009-2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  A special season for Oakland closer Blake Treinen had another special moment yesterday in the Twin Cities as the former Jackrabbit re-united with several of his old SDSU teammates. For many of them, this weekend’s series with the Twins is the first chance they’ve had to watch Blake pitch in person since they were teammates together from…

Remarkable Journey From Brookings To Big Leagues For Blake Treinen

SDSU Alum An All-Star Closer In Oakland

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. —  There was a time Blake Treinen didn’t see himself pitching past Erv Huether Field or Sioux Falls Stadium. About a decade after he joined the South Dakota State baseball program, Treinen is dominating in Major League parks as one of the top closers in the game for the Oakland Athletics. KDLT’s Zach Borg went to Minneapolis on…

Wieneke Stars In Vikings Preseason Win Over Seattle

SDSU Alum Hauls In TD And Game-Winning Two-Point Conversion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit star Jake Wieneke helped his bid to make the Minnesota Vikings roster in their third preseason game against Seattle. The Maple Grove native hauled in his first career touchdown catch and then scored the game-winning two point conversion in the fourth quarter to lead the Vikings to a 21-20 victory. Click on…

BELLATOR 204-Logan Storley Remains Unbeaten With TKO

Storley Knocks Out A.J. Matthews In Second Round To Improve To 9-0

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Storley Storm shows no signs of dissipating in Bellator. Webster native Logan Storley improved to 9-0 in his mixed martial arts career on Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon, winning via TKO in the second round against fellow South Dakota native A.J. Matthews at Bellator 204. Click on the video viewer for highlights and more…

Kate Wynja to play in Great Life Challenge

Kate Wynja to play in Great Life Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, SD… In June Kate Wynja’s life changed forever. She was almost the Girls State “A” champion, but she reported a scoring error that led to being disqualified, costing Kate and her SF Christian Chargers state titles. But she gained national recognition from all over the world including names like Jack Nicklaus who commended her for showing so much…