Rough round for JHS golfersThe Jamestown High School boys golf team struggled on Monday, carding a 368 to finish in seventh place at the Bismarck High Invite at Apple Creek Golf Course in Bismarck.
By: By Chris Aarhus, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown High School boys golf team struggled on Monday, carding a 368 to finish in seventh place at the Bismarck High Invite at Apple Creek Golf Course in Bismarck.
JHS coach Dean Kraft said the Blue Jays didn’t handle the elements very well.
“Wind and an unfamiliar course were double trouble for the players,” he said. “None of our guys had seen (Apple Creek) before. That makes it pretty difficult with holes that dogleg or have blind approaches. That definitely took its toll.”
Jakobi Lux finished with a team-best 90 to lead the Jays. Austin Rene had a 91 and Brandon Hart a 93. Brandon Stahlhut (94), Ty Spitzer (101) and Shane Chandler (109) rounded out the pack.
The Jays were without varsity players Nick Stockert and Brady Hoggarth, who had school commitments.
Kraft said the miscues kept mounting as the day went on.
“We let the mistakes get out of hand,” Kraft said. “We had way too many big numbers on the card.”
Bismarck St. Mary’s took the team title, shooting a 317 to beat Bismarck Century by three strokes. The Saints also had the medalist, as Jake DeForest won a two-hole playoff over Nick Nustad of Bismarck High and Tanner Halter of Dickinson. All three shot 76s.
With the Jays getting ready for the West Region meet May 30, Kraft said his squad needs to get better at recovering from mistakes.
“Heading into (the) region, we need to get much better control when we hit bad shots and minimize the damage on the hole,” he said. “Too many bogeys turn into doubles, triples or worse.”
Bismarck High Invite
At Apple Creek Golf Course
1. St. Mary’s 317. 2. Century 320. 3. Bismarck 325. 4. Dickinson 334. 5. Minot 341. 6. Williston 349. 7. Jamestown 368. 8. Mandan 371. 9. Turtle Mountain 399.
1. Jake DeForest, SM, 76 (won on second playoff hole). 2. Nick Nustad, Bis, 76. 3. Tanner Halter, Dic, 76. 4. (tie) Jacob Dehne, Cen, 77. Thomas Gilchrist, SM, 77. 6. (tie) Jordan Smith, SM, and B.J. Mahar, Wil, 78. 8. Jordan Beyer, Cen, 80. 9. (tie) Troy Ressler, Cen; Trenton Schwehr, Bis; and Braxton Heupel, Min, 81.
St. Mary’s (317): Jake DeForest 76, Thomas Gilchrist 77, Jordan Smith 78, Joe Kassian 86, Grant Dvorak 87, Josh McCormick 91.
Century (320): Jacob Dehne 77, Jordan Beyer 80, Troy Ressler 81, Drew Lingle 82, Sean Ternes 85, Tyler Miller 86.
Bismarck (325): Nick Nustad 76, Trenton Schwehr 81, Derrek Weninger 84, Nick Stavn 84, Sam Wangler 87, Tanner Pearson 90.
Dickinson (334): Tanner Halter 76, Luke Hanel 85, Austin Fournier 86, Carter Donnan 87, Shay Ridl 87, Alex Priebe 94.
Minot (341): Braxton Heupel 81, Taran Albright 86, Jersey Kelly 86, Cody Reynolds 88, Tyler Kast 91, Tyler Nelson 92.
Williston (349): B.J. Mahar 78, Jacob Kvernum 87, Keaton Leininger 89, Paul Suess 95, Trevor Powell 96, Taylor Wagner 96.
Jamestown (368): Jakobi Lux 90, Austin Rene 91, Brandon Hart 93, Brandon Stahlhut 94, Ty Spitzer 101, Shane Chandler 109.
Mandan (371): Sheldon Senger 85, Jackson Wenstrom 92, Jake Kist 94, Tucker Bruington 100, Austin Tweet 104, Travis Zeeb DQ.
Turtle Mountain (399): Clarence Davis 84, Chris LaFountain 103, Seth Gillis 104, Jackson Davis 108.
Sun sports writer Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org