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Boys golf excels at Harvey

By Staff | May 16, 2014

Rugby High School boys golf coach Gary Myhre was concerned about how his team would handle a Harvey Golf Course it hadn’t played in more than two years.

The course was damaged from bad weather, but it was back in play and hosted the Region 4 Qualifier on May 9 – a week before hosting the region championship.

“I thought the kids did a fantastic job,” Myhre said. “Course management became very important there. Could you make it over the water or should you lay up? All that came into play. That was very impressive as far as I’m concerned.”

RHS beat rival Northern Lights by 13 strokes as the Panthers led the eight-team field with a 328. Myhre said NL was without its No. 2 golfer, so with Dalton Poitra’s return for the region tournament the team title would likely be decided by a very slim margin.

NL senior Nick Myhre (no relation) won the meet at 74, followed a stroke back by RHS senior Jack McClintock.

“I thought my wedge game into the greens was pretty good,” McClintock said. “They have small greens, so hitting the greens is key to scoring well there. That’s for sure.”

The season wrapped up for a handful of golfers outside the postseason top-6 when RHS traveled to the Westhope Invitational on Monday. RHS senior Benji Miller, a state-qualifier, led the Panthers with an 89. NL won the meet at 346 and Rugby was fourth at 417.

“I thought Benji did a real nice job,” Myhre said. “I thought playing with Nick (Myhre) and playing with (Westhope’s Hunter) Braaten, I said this is your last chance and he jumped at the chance to play with the big dogs, so I was pleased with his score overall.”

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