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Six people have been honored as Golfers of the Year for their performances during the 2017 season.
Honored are:

Tommy Vining, Sioux Falls, Male Golfer of the Year; Katie Bartlett, Pierre, Female Golfer of the Year; Derek Burshiem, Flandreau, Senior Male Golfer of the Year; Pam Hoiland, Sioux Falls, Senior Female Golfer of the Year; Will Grevlos, Sioux Falls, Junior Male Golfer of the Year; and Natalie Young, Rapid City, Junior Female Golfer of the Year.

Here is a look at the 2017 SDGA Golfer of the Year Class:
 

 

Tommy Vining 2017

Tommy Vining, Sioux Falls, Male Golfer of the Year

· Won the Men’s Amateur Championship, shooting rounds of 66-72-66 at Brandon GC

· Teamed with Julean Michels to finish second in the Two-Man Championship, losing in a playoff

· Earned the 12th seed in Men’s Match Play Championship and advanced to the second round

· Finished second in qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Bartlett 2017

Katie Bartlett, Pierre, Female Golfer of the Year

· Won the Women’s Match Play Championship

· Teamed with Karissa Guthrie to finish in a tie for third in the Two-Woman Championship

· Finished third in the Women’s Amateur Championship

· Teamed with her father Mike to finish fourth in the Mixed Team Championship

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Bersheim 2017

Derek Burshiem, Flandreau, Senior Male Golfer of the Year

· Won the Men’s Senior Championship by two strokes at Madison CC

· Earned the 27th seed in the Men’s Match Play Championship and advanced to the second round

· Teamed with Kent Speirs to finish in a tie for 18th in the Senior Two-Man Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pam Hoiland

Pam Hoiland, Sioux Falls, Senior Female Golfer of the Year

· Won her first Women’s Senior Championship at Hillcrest Golf & CC

· Teamed with Jeri Krsnak to finish in a tie for third in the Senior Two-Woman Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Grevlos 2017

Will Grevlos, Sioux Falls, Junior Male Golfer of the Year

· Won the Junior Boys Championship, shooting rounds of 71-67 at Meadowbrook GC

· Teamed with his father Mike to finish in a tie for fourth in the Adult-Junior Championship

· Reached the quarterfinals of the Men’s Match Play Championship after earning the 18th seed

· Finished fifth in the Men’s Amateur Championship after rounds of 66-77-66 at Brandon GC

· Finished in a tie for 12th in the Class AA state high school championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Young 2017

Natalie Young, Rapid City, Junior Female Golfer of the Year

· Finished in a tie for second in the Girls Junior Championship, losing in a playoff

· Reached the semifinals in the Women’s Match Play Championship

· Teamed with Sydney Wirebaugh to finish sixth in the Two-Woman Championship

· Tied for third in the Class AA state high school championship

· Teamed with her father Jason to finish 20th in the Adult-Junior Championship

 

 

2018 Championship Schedule