There are three classes of golf competition
in South Dakota. Class "AA" is comprised of schools with enrollments
of 450 students or more. Class "A" is comprised schools with
enrollments between 140 and 449 students . Class "B" is comprised of
all other schools with enrollments under 139 students.
Individual and team awards are presented at the state competitions.
Individuals are qualified for the state tournaments in the following
manner. In Class "AA" all 16 teams will be allowed 5 participants in
the state tournament. Class "A" is divided into 2 regions of eight
and the top 75% of the total number of regional entries qualify to
the State Tournament. For Class "B" 30% of the total number of
regional entries qualify to the State Tournament with a minimum
guarantee of 15.
Teams are qualified to the state "A" and "B" tournaments in the
following manner. Team champions shall be determined in each class
"A" & "B" region. In the "A" school competition the first, second
and third place teams shall qualify. Any non-champion team having
four players within the 75% qualifying limits also qualifies for the
State Tournament. In the "B" school competition the first and second
place teams shall qualify for the State Tournament. Any non-champion
team having three players within the 30% qualifying limits also
qualifies for the State Tournament.
Contestants play 36 holes to determine the stroke-play champion for
each class. The team champion is determined by combining the 4
lowest 36-hole totals from each team
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