Sports briefs

Argent qualifies for Class A state golf tourney

MANDAN – Minot High School freshman Paige Argent fired a career-low round of 83 Tuesday at Prairie West Golf Course to qualify for the Class A state tournament.

The Majettes finished fifth at the eight-team Mandan Invite with 367 strokes. Mandan won the event with a 351, followed by Century (353), Dickinson (357) and Bismarck (361).

Dickinson’s Rachel Jahner won the event with a 74, five strokes ahead of Century’s Annie Nelson. Argent tied for third along with Bismarck’s Katie Kasper.

According to Minot coach Scott Foltz, Argent was stung by a bee before teeing off on hole No. 10. Her response over the next three holes: a chip-in for birdie on 10, a par on 11 and lipping out a birdie putt on No. 12.

“Paige Argent and (eighth-grader) Evie Reynolds played their best rounds of the season – either practice or tournaments,” Foltz said in a press release. “Both of their short games were outstanding today, leaving short putts.”

Reynolds (93), senior Hallie Williamson (95) and junior McKinley Bender (96) rounded out Minot’s scoring. All golfers who carded an 89 or better automatically qualified for the state tournament Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Grand Forks.

The Majettes compete in the West Region tournament Monday at the Jamestown Country Club.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers card 302, finish fourth at NDSU

OXBOW – The Minot State University men’s golf team shot a season-best 302 Tuesday at Oxbow Country Club, but slipped a spot and finished in fourth place at the North Dakota State University Erv Kaiser Invitational.

The University of Manitoba won the two-day, three-round event with a combined score of 894. NDSU finished second with 900 strokes, followed by Nebraska-Omaha (913) and MSU (915).

MSU junior Kowan O’Keefe and senior Casey Gleich finished tied for fifth overall with three-round totals of 223. NDSU’s Bill Carlson shot a 3-under 69 Tuesday to finish with a 214, two strokes ahead of Manitoba’s Josh Wyntick.

Redshirt freshman Karson O’Keefe shot an even-par 72 for the Beavers’ low round of the day and finished 12th overall.

MSU plays in the St. Cloud State University Invitational on Sunday and Monday.

– Daily News Staff

Demons crush Minot in volleyball

BISMARCK – The Bismarck High School Demons rolled past the Minot volleyball team 25-15, 25-18, 25-10 on Tuesday night.

The Majettes (5-7 overall, 1-4 West Region) received 14 assists aces from senior Ashley Gathman and five kills and seven digs from classmate Jayden Moum.

MHS travels to Williston on Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

MSU finishes last at women’s golf event

GRAND FORKS – Minot State University senior Rebecca Heinitz shot a 9-over 81 Tuesday to tie for 18th overall at the University of North Dakota Fall Classic played at Kings Walk Golf Course. The Beavers were the only non-Division I team at the event and finished last out of five teams with a three-round total of 1,067 strokes.

North Dakota State University won the event with a total of 934, and Bison golfer Sarah Storandt was the individual winner.

MSU sophomore Danielle Foster finished tied for 27th overall and freshman Kayla Barke tied for 30th.

The Beavers compete at the Mustang Invite hosted by Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday and Sunday in Marshall, Minn.

– Daily News Staff