SDGA Match Play gets underway at Red Rock

The South Dakota Golf Association opened its state match play championships at the Golf Club at Red Rock today as men and women from around the state played a stroke-play round to set up the seeding for matches over the next three days.

Out to Red Rock in what were some nice, soft conditions with the rain.

We start things off with Vermillion's Kyleigh Moran, who hits a wonderful chip shot here on No. 9 but unfortunately it was to get in with a double bogey.

That's followed up by Parkston's Sydney Bormann, who plays at South Dakota State, and she puts her approach to within 12 feet or so.

And she's followed up by one of her coaches with the Jackrabbits, Maggie Murphy, who puts her approach inside of Bormann's.

Here's Bormann looking to take advantage and she does rolling this one right into the center for a birdie.

On the men's side, Rapid City's TJ Nolan shot a three-under 69 to grab the top seed.

"This is my home course so I'm used to the greens, used to the fairways. This is a course that is a placement course, you have to put the ball in the right position off the tee, and there's a couple of blind spots out there," Nolan said. "With my experience out here it's pretty easy and I didn't make any big mistakes today. I had one bogey and couple of birdies so it was a pretty good round."

Nolan was one of five Rapid Citians in the top six after the qualifying round as he was followed by Tyler Rachetto, Mike Brummer, Shane Tipton and Nick Heig. Alex Shattuck was the lone non-Rapid City golfer in the top six.

On the women's side, Pierre's Hallie Getz had the round of the day as she fired a 5-under 67 to earn the top seed for the tournament. Bormann was second at even par 72 ... Rapid City's Tara Hofer was fifth at 76, and Natalie Young was ninth at 81. Douglas golfer Molly Schwartz came in 11th with a 12-over 84 and Belle Fourche's Jade Burr was 14th at 85.

Match play will begin tomorrow at 7:30 in the morning and will run all day.