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Jamestown golf coach Dean Kraft is expecting his team to play a little better today.

On their home course — the Jamestown Country Club — the Blue Jays sit in a tie for seventh place with a 341 after the first day of the two-day East-West Classic.

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Jamestown, which finished second and had the medalist in sophomore Austin Rene in its season-opening meet in Minot last week, received its best score again from Rene. However, this time it was a 79, which puts him in a tie for fifth place.

Kraft said the greens deceived many players, though he noted how great of shape the course is in.

“The greens were rolling quick, quicker than even yesterday in practice,” Kraft said. “Our guys were a little unprepared for that.”

The scores were down, for the most part. However, that didn’t stop the east teams from flexing their muscles.

Grand Forks Red River (318) leads Fargo Davies (326) and West Fargo (329) for the team title. St. Mary’s is the top west team with a 334, good for fourth.

The east also had seven of the top eight finishers, with Rene scoring the highest among his west counterparts. Riley Johnson of West Fargo has the lead, as his 73 is two strokes in front of Grand Forks Red River teammates Jack LaMoine and Adam Van Raden.

Brandon Stahlhut (86), Nick Stockert (86) and Jakobi Lux (92) had their scores used, while Ben Harris (96) and Cole Bennion (100) also participated.

Kraft said the wind affected some of the early play, especially with the way his Jays play.

“Stahlhut, Rene, Jakobi — they’re all high-ball hitters,” Kraft said. “They launch it. On windy days, we’ve got to do a better job of managing our ball flight.”

And with the greens, Kraft said that adjustment needs to be made as well.

“If you’re looking at a 20-foot putt, then we need to putt to 18 feet,” Kraft said. “Try to pull the hole a little closer to you. We struggled with that. We took some big numbers today.”

Today’s play gets underway at 9 a.m.

East-West Classic

At Jamestown Country Club

Friday-Saturday

After Day 1

Team scores

1, Grand Forks Red River 318. 2, Fargo Davies 326. 3, West Fargo 329. 4, Bismarck St. Mary’s 334. 5, Fargo North 337. 6, Bismarck High 339. 7T, Jamestown 341. 7T, Mandan 341. 9, Fargo Shanley 343. 10, Bismarck Century 348. 11, Minot 354. 12, Valley City 356. 13, Dickinson 359. 14, Turtle Mountain 363. 15T, Grand Forks Central 372. 15T, Fargo South 372. 17, Wahpeton 379. 18, Williston 404.

Individual top 10

1, Riley Johnson, WF, 73. 2T, Jack LaMoine, GFRR, 75. 2T, Adam Van Raden, GFRR, 75. 4, Lucas Johnson, Shanley, 77. 5T, Grayson Klein, FN, 79. 5T, Tanner Kretchman, FD, 79. 5T, Sam Hendricks, FD, 79. 5T, Austin Rene, J, 79. 9T, Riley Peterson, GFC, 80. 9T, Jordan Smith, StM, 80.

By team

GFRR (318): Jack LaMoine 75, Adam Van Raden 75, Keaton Wolf 82, Michael Solc 86, Josh Steen 87, Gavin Loscheider 90.

Davies (326): Tanner Kretchman 79, Sam Hendricks 79, Max Restemayer 84, Talon Johnson 84, Conor Rayl 93, Zack Johnson 98.

WF (329): Riley Johnson 73, Drew Conzemius 82, Nathan Kapaun 87, Hunter Moen 87, Cole Johnson 88, Brendan Klug 90.

St. Mary’s (334): Jordan Smith 80, Grant Dvorak 81, Victor Fleck 85, Carter Klein 88, Grant Dockter 93, Thomas Krieger 98.

North (337): Grayson Klein 79, Zach Sklebar 85, Hunter Halvorson 86, Tyler Hartman 87, Mack Borowicz 91, Tucker Lehr 97.

Bismarck (339): Ryan Clancy 82, Jayden Gimble 85, Connor Hellman 86, Cody Evanson 86, Hunter Morris 89, Riley Holwegner 92.

Jamestown (341): Austin Rene 79, Brandon Stahlhut 84, Nick Stockert 86, Jakobi Lux 92, Ben Harris 96, Cole Bennion 100.

Mandan (341): Tucker Bruington 81, Colton Murphy 82, Zach Weise 87, Tate Russell 91, Chandler Bondman 92, Erik Parker 98.

Shanley (343): Lucas Johnson 77, Pat Traynor 81, Jack Olson 92, Sean Montgomery 93, Conrad Hager 94, Jacob Lang 102.

Century (348): Drew Lingle 81, Austin Schauer 83, Spencer Marchus 89, Kendrick Heck 95, Jordan Christianson 95, Zach Aasen 102.

Minot (354): Taran Albrecht 87, Ty Jones 87, Cody Reynolds 89, Jersey Kelly 91, Ian Gellar 93, Cole Nelson 95.

Valley City (356): Jared Lentz 85, Dustin Miller 89, Drew Oberlander 89, Collin Hass 93, Ian Schweitzer 99, Levi Nix 100.

Dickinson (359): Carter Donnan 87, Tony Kostelecky 90, Alex Priebe 91, Matt Schaefer 91, Gavin Rueb 93, Alex Turcotte 98.

Turtle Mountain (363): Jackson Davis 85, Seth Gillis 86, Brandon LaFountain 91, Shawn Azure 101, Seth Azure 108, Tristin Zaste 124.

GFC (372): Riley Peterson 80, Skylar Belgarde 95, Ethan Knudson 95, Carr Bergsgaard 102.

South (372): TJ Rostad 88, Cooper Opheim 91, Logan Rhode 96, Logan Bjore 97, Jack Magness 102, Devin Gilbertson 103.

Wahpeton (379): Justin Nelson 81, Thomas Nelson 89, Tracer Bowar 103, Tyler Wohlers 106, Braeden Neiber 121.

Williston (404): Trevor Powell 96, Tyler Odegard 96, Jacob Kvernum 106, Trevor Odegard 106, Cole Weltikol 117.

Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or caarhus@jamestownsun.com

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Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Prior to that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press. He was honored as North Dakota's Sportswriter of the Year for 2014.
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