Golf

South Dakota Golf Hall Of Fame Opens

SDGA Hall Of Fame At Holiday Inn At Elmwood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Capitalizing off of some of the golf excitement of the past week from the Sanford International, the South Dakota Golf Association today held the grand opening for the South Dakota Golf Hall of Fame at the Holiday Inn near Elmwood in Sioux Falls.. They held a tournament today followed by a banquet in the evening to…

Barrio’s 62 Gives Her Sole Possession of Lead Heading Into Final Round of GreatLIFE Challenge

Final Round Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Marta Sanz Barrio’s big day propelled her into the lead entering the final round of the Symetra Tour’s GreatLIFE Challenge.  Meanwhile, Sioux Falls native and O’Gorman alum Shannon Johnson worked through challenging conditions during her third round.   Click on the video viewer for highlights!  A recap of the day courtesy of the Symetra Tour is below:…

SDGA Match Play Saturday Highlights

Men's Quarterfinals & Women's Semifinals

BRANDON, S.D.  —  The field for championship Sunday at the SDGA State Match Play Tournament is set after a busy Saturday in Brandon. Maggie Murphy will face Katie Bartlett in the women’s championship tomorrow at 9:00 AM.  The men’s semifinals will start at 7:30 AM with Chris Long facing Jacob Otta followed by Jeff Meyerink and Kolby Newborg.  The winners…

SDGA Match Play Tournaments Tee Off

Women's Semifinal, Men's 3rd Round & Quarterfinals Tomorrow

BRANDON, S.D.  —  After a round of qualifying yesterday the SDGA Mens’ & Womens’ Match Play Golf Tournaments got underway on Friday in Brandon.  Click on the video viewer for highlights from the first day of action! You can view the bracket results and schedule for tomorrow by clicking HERE . Categories: Sports

Patrick Murphy Finishes With A Flourish To Capture Bakker Crossing Pro-Am

Canadian Goes -16 For The Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Canadian Patrick Murphy ended a fantastic weekend at the Dakotas Tour’s Bakker Crossing Pro-Am with a flourish, sinking a birdie on his final hole to win the tournament by two strokes. Defending champion Andre Metzger of Sioux Falls finishes third. Click on the video viewer for highlights! Bakker Crossing Pro-Am Final Leaderboard 1.  P. Murphy (-16)…

More Than 1000 Volunteers Sought for 2019 Sanford International

The PGA Tour Champions Event returns to Sioux Falls September 16-22

While spectators have an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with some of golf’s greatest again this fall at the Sanford International, the volunteer roles available for the 2019 PGA Tour Champions Event offer that much greater a chance. Registration recently opened for the event. Details can be found here and in the interview below. The event this year…

Golfing Season Begins in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Golfing season has begun. Prairie Green Golf Course opened Wednesday in Sioux Falls, an entire month ahead of last season. Fortunately flooding did not affect them much, so they were in good shape to open. They are even allowing carts. Elmwood Golf Course is also partially open. “We just made it a priority. We felt like if…

Miller’s Final NBC Call Will Be Third Round of Phoenix Open

He's been on the mic for the network and a lead analyst since 1990

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)Johnny Miller’s final broadcast as NBC’s golf analyst will be during the third round of the Phoenix Open. The network said Wednesday that it will honor Miller during the Feb. 2 broadcast since the final round on Feb. 3 is about crowning a champion. The final round is on the same day as the Super Bowl. Miller,…

Area Golfers Are Invited to Take Advantage of Warmer Temperatures

The return of warmer temperatures to the Sioux Empire have local public golf courses reopening for a short period of time. The following GreatLIFE Courses will be open Wednesday, November 14th – Thursday, November 15th: Bakker Crossing, Central Valley, and Willow Run will open at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday with carts available. The driving ranges are closed. The front nine is also opens at…

Shannon Johnson Wins USGA Mid-Amateur

Sioux Falls' Native Earns Start In 2019 Women's US Open

BROCKTON, MA  —  Sioux Falls native Shannon Johnson is the USGA ‘s Mid-Amateur Champion. Johnson defeated the defending champion Kelsey Chugg in the championship match at Thorny Lea Golf Club in Brockton Massachusetts.  That means that Shannon, who was a runner up in this tournament in 2016, has earned a start in next year’s US Women’s Open. Categories: Semi Pro,…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Tournament Director Greg Conrad Puts A Wrap On The Inaugural Week

Big Crowds & Jack Nicklaus Highlight First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The inaugural Sanford International is in the books, and it’ll be a tough act to follow in years to come!  Tournament director Greg Conrad is already looking ahead to next year and chatted with sports director Mark Ovenden after Sunday’s final round to look back at the weekend and look ahead.  Click on the video viewer…

Jerry Smith & Three Others Lead After First Round Of Sanford International

Iowa Native Shoots 7-Under Par 63

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The first ever PGA Tournament event in South Dakota got off to a rousing start on Friday afternoon, with four players sharing the lead after the opening round of the Sanford International.  Click on the video viewer for first round highlights and interviews with Jerry Smith and Onida native Tom Byrum.  You can view the leaderboard…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Live With Minnehaha Superintendent David Swift

Groundskeepers Trying To Dry Out Course

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rain has turned the inaugural Sanford International into a soggy mess.  Fortunately, clear skies and calm weather is expected when the tournament tees off tomorrow, and course officials are scrambling to dry out Minnehaha Country Club.  KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden spoke live with superintendent David Swift to see what is being done to get the…

Thursday’s Sanford International Pro-Am Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Officials with Sanford International cancelled Thursday’s EMC Championship Pro-Am tournament shortly after 7:00 a.m. due to the incessant round of storms passing through the Sioux Falls region. Per the event’s website, tournament officials are encouraging players to come to the golf course and receive their gift. There will be food and beverages served with a Ryder Cup round table in…

Someone You Should Know: The Champion Behind The Scenes

Meet the man who's working hard to make the Sanford International a success

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Running the biggest golf tournament in South Dakota has become one man’s full-time job.  He’s made sacrifices for the Sanford International, but you rarely see him without a smile and positive attitude. “It’s just like how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Sanford International Tournament Director Greg Conrad. If that’s the…

Sanford International Golfers Go Pheasant Hunting

EMERY, S.D. – The Sanford International Golf Tournament is plenty fun, but sometimes it’s nice to get competitive off the golf course. You can hear the sounds of gunshots from far away, but also, the laughs. “ got some good friendships so it’s a good way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, have some fun, and then shoot some…

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…

22-Year-Old Golfer Found Dead on Iowa Course

Celia Barquin ArozamenaAMES, Iowa – A former Iowa State University golfer has been found dead at a golf course, and a man has been charged with murder in her death. Police said in a news release that 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena was found dead Monday at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames and officers determined she had died after being assaulted….

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