Sports briefs

Majettes qualify for state golf


JAMESTOWN – The Minot High School girls golf team finished sixth at the West Region tournament Monday at Jamestown Country Club and qualified for state.

The Majettes shot a team score of 385, led by freshman Paige Argent, who carded a 91. Argent shot the eighth-best score of the tournament along with Bismarck’s Gretta Gilje.

“The greens were fast and not very receptive,” MHS coach Scott Foltz said. “We did a lot of playing from the backside of the greens. Considering where we came from, we’re very pleased. We’re showing a lot of improvement.”

Junior McKinley Bender (95) and senior Hallie Williamson (98) also shot in the 90s for the Majettes.

Bismarck won the tournament with a 373, four strokes in front of Century.

Century’s Annie Nelson defeated Dickinson’s Riana Cooper on the first hole of a playoff to win medalist honors with an 83.

The Majettes tee off in the state tournament Monday at Grand Forks Country Club.

– Daily News Staff

O’Keefe finishes fourth at Husky Invitational

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Minot State University junior Kowan O’Keefe shot a 1-under 71 Monday at the St. Cloud State Husky Invitational and finished tied for fourth overall.

The Beavers fired a 308 Monday and took sixth place with 613 strokes in the two-round tournament. Bemidji State University won the 15-team event with a 592.

O’Keefe finished just two strokes behind BSU’s Andrew Benson, who carded a 1-over-par 145 for individual medalist honors.

MSU’s Cody Duchscherer (155), Casey Gleich (157) and Nick Liebel (158) finished in the top 40.

The Beavers compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Fall Championships beginning Monday in Brainerd, Minn.

– Daily News Staff