Lakota Tech has a standout golf year

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Despite dealing with COVID, and being a first-year school, Lakota Tech students have a lot to be proud of.

Even though spring sports athletes hadn’t played in two years, students placed regionally in basketball, track, and golf. The achievements of the golf team were especially impressive.

While Lakota Tech has a golf room, to practice on an actual course, the team had to travel 25 miles to Nebraska. The school district also hadn’t fielded a full varsity team in several years, and five of the seven players were new to the game.

“Our first goals were just to get better, and try to make our way towards regions and see how we ended up placing,” said golf coach, John Long. “So for us, I think we succeeded in a lot of our initial goals as far as the team is concerned, and ultimately ending up placing fourth at regions.”

Two of Lakota Techs golfers, Tobi Carlow and Kanyen Mousseaux-Begay, will be competing in the upcoming state tournament next week.

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