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RHS golfers qualify for state tournaments

By Staff | May 25, 2018

Submitted photo Girls golf team members Sara Blessum, Ally Mundahl, Sage Connot, Jacque Blessum, Anna Johnson, Morgan LaRocque and coach Brian Olson.

The Rugby Panthers girls golf team placed 2nd at the Regional Golf Tournament in Rolla last week. The team qualifies for the State Tournament May 29 and 30th in Hankinson, at the Dakota Winds Golf Course.

Coach Brian Olson said the girls were excited and ready to go to State. “This girl’s team did a great job in Rolla, and I am sure they will do well in Hankinson.”

“Three Panther’s girls qualified for all region.” Olson said. “They are Sara Blessum who placed 4th, Jacque Blessum who placed 7th, and Morgan LaRocque who placed 9th in the region.” he continued. “This team will be attending the State tournament along with Ally Mundahl, Sage Connot and Anna Johnson, who will be competing also.”

The Northern Lights team placed first in the region Golf competition for girls. Rugby took second and Dunseith placed third.

In the boys golf competition, two competitors qualified for state golf last week at a regional qualifier at the Vardon golf course in Minot. Panther Brock Haakenson, from Rugby, was one of the qualifiers. The other was Matt Hendrickson, a Knight from Our Redeemer’s Christian School in Minot.


Haakenson shot a 76, going four strokes over par. He joins Hendrickson (who shot a 71) at the State Tournament May 29 and 30th in Mapleton at the Maple Valley Golf Course.

The Rugby Panther’s boys golf team did not qualify for participating in the State Tournament this year.

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