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Nathan Hoogshagen, junior psychology major from Spearfish, participates in the 12th Annual Black Hills State University Swarm Days Disc Golf Tournament  that was recently held on the campus disc golf course. The event had a record number of 50 participants. Photo courtesy of Sierra Bruse.

The 12th Annual Black Hills State University Swarm Days Disc Golf Tournament was recently held on the campus disc golf course with a record number of 50 participants.

Kevin Schwan, junior mass communication major from Aberdeen, had a near perfect performance on the course with a 10 under par score of 44.

Par for the 18-hole course is 54. The winners for the BHSU student tournament were: first place – Schwan, with a score of 44; second place – Josh Jangula, senior wellness management major from Aberdeen, with a score of 48; third place was tied between Andrew Wachs, a sophomore outdoor education from Aberdeen and Dustin Work, a junior wellness management from Rapid City, with a score of 49; fourth place was also tied between Aaron Anderson, a sophomore English major from Lake Preston and Aaron Webster, a junior history major from Spearfish, with a score of 50; fifth place – Michael Roberts, junior business administration major from Spearfish; with a score of 51; there was a four way tie for sixth place – Brett Schmidt, a freshman business administration major from Scottsbluff; Brandon Baker, a freshman biology from Ekalaka, Mont.; Ethan Plumb, a sophomore business administration major from Rapid City; and Josh Green, a junior physical education major from Gillette, Wyo.; all with a score of 52.

In the community division, a new 20-hole par 60 layout was introduced to the players. Ryan Smith, president of the Countryside Disc Golf Club, scored an impressive 48 – 12 under par.

The top players in the community division were: first place – Smith, Spearfish, with a score of 48; second place – Tyler Scovell, Spearfish, with a score of 50; third place – Don Altmyer, Spearfish, with a score of 51; fourth place – Dallas Horsley, Whitewood, with a score of 52; fifth place – a tie between Schwan, and Nelson Horsley, Whitewood, with a score of 53; sixth place – tied between Wachs, and Hudson Horsley, Whitewood, with a score of 54; seventh place – Adam Cortez, Spearfish, with a score of 56; and eighth place – Brice Johnson, Spearfish, with a score of 57.

Prizes and refreshments were provided by the BHSU Swarm Days Homecoming Committee, the BHSU Bookstore, and the Countryside Disc Golf Club. The next two on-campus disc golf tournaments are:

  • Shawn Funk Memorial Ice Bowl – the weekend before the Super Bowl, proceeds will go to the Spearfish Food Bank.
  • 9th Annual Spring Fling – May 1, 2009, there will be student and community divisions.

For more information contact, Don Altmyer, BHSU associate business professor and 2005 World Amateur Grandmaster Disc Golf Champion, at 642-6266 or email him at DonaldAltmyer@BHSU.edu.