Sports briefs

Majettes finish 10th at state golf tourney

GRAND FORKS – The Minot High School girls golf team held its 10th-place pegging with a 394 in the final round of the two-day Class A state golf tournament at the Grand Forks Country Club.

MHS coach Scott Foltz said he was proud of the way his team battled sustained winds around 25 mph.

“I thought we played some of our best golf considering the conditions today,” Foltz said. “We shot one of our best scores of the season yesterday. Today, to kind of battle and hold our ground, I was really pleased.”

Junior McKinley Bender led the Majettes for the second day in a row, finishing with a team-low 94. She shot an 88 Monday.

Century edged Grand Forks Red River by one stroke, winning the team title with a two-round total of 723. Dickinson’s Rachel Jahner followed her first-round 79 with a 77 to claim individual medalist honors.

– Daily News Staff

MSU ties for 6th at NSIC Fall Championship

BRAINERD, Minn. – The Minot State University men’s golf team finished with a two-round total of 643 strokes to tie for sixth at the 10-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Fall Championship. The conference tournament concludes with two more rounds at the end of the spring season.

St. Cloud State sits atop the team standings with a 599, 15 strokes ahead of Minnesota State-Mankato. SCSU’s Tyler Koivisto and Mankato’s Ross Miller are tied for the individual lead with a 2-over 146.

Brothers Kowan and Karson O’Keefe led MSU during the opening two rounds. Kowan, a junior, is tied for 14th with 157 total strokes. Redshirt freshman Karson is tied for 18th with 158 shots.

“We struggled a bit on this course just like we did during the Fall Preview Tournament,” MSU coach Randy Westby said in a press release. “It just doesn’t set up well for our style of play. The fall season was not up to our expectations, but we are looking forward to spring.”

The Beavers conclude their fall schedule with the Missouri Western State Crossover on Oct. 15-16.

– Daily News Staff