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Golf: Girls Win at Regional Tournament

By Staff | May 21, 2015

JT Pelt/PCT Darby Deckert concentrates on a shot during the regional tournament last week in Rugby.

The Rugby High School girls golf team took first place and qualified for state at the Region 4 tournament last week on their home turf.

The top three teams in the region, Rugby (405), Central McLean (439) and Garrison-Max (451), qualified for state and had several golfers round out the top ten individuals on the day.

Rugby seniors Elizabeth Blessum and Darby Deckert took the top two spots, both shooting a 96. The next closest golfers were Garrison-Max sophomore MacKenzie Jacobsen (98) and Central McLean senior Lindsey Duben (100), respectively. Rounding out the top ten were Dunseith and Rugby seniors Madison Nadeau and ReeAnn Christianson, respectively, both shooting 104 apiece.

Rugby also took home two region awards. Blessum took home the Outstanding Senior Athlete award, and Coach Leah Johnson took home the Coach of the Year award.

The state tournament for the girls starts Tuesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. local time at Jamestown Country Club.

BOYS TAKE FOURTH

On the boys side of things, the team took fourth at the individual/team qualifier in Rolla, shooting 396.

Bottineau and Northern Lights took the top two spots – both having combined scores of 359 – and Harvey-Wells County took third place, shooting a 392 to advance to the state tournament on May 26 at Carrington Crossroads Golf Course.

For Rugby, senior Brady Fossum led in scoring with a 96. Freshman Brock Haakenson and senior Nathan Jacobsen weren’t far behind, shooting a 97 and a 99, respectively.

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