Baukol, Jimmies sweepThat’s more like it, was the prevailing theme for the JC men’s golf team on Tuesday. After a shaky start to the season last week, the Jimmies got back on track by winning the team title and having the medalist at the Mystic Open at Mandan’s Prairie West Golf Course.
By: By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
That’s more like it, was the prevailing theme for the JC men’s golf team on Tuesday.
After a shaky start to the season last week, the Jimmies got back on track by winning the team title and having the medalist at the Mystic Open at Mandan’s Prairie West Golf Course.
Freshman Tyler Baukol, out of Detroit Lakes, Minn., fired an even par round of 72 to help the Jimmies finish eight strokes ahead of Dickinson State.
“We finally were able to string enough good scores together, but I wouldn’t say any of our players were satisfied,” JC coach Dustin Jensen. “There was a lot of looking back on what could have been, but even still it’s definitely more to what we are expecting from our guys.”
Baukol shot 36 going out and coming in to nip Valley City State’s Ben Sorenson, who played high school hockey for the Blue Jays as part of the Jamestown-Valley City co-op.
“He was just consistent more than anything else. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, in fact, if his lag putts had been better he could have gone even lower,” Jensen said.
Five of the Jimmies’ six players shot 78 or better. Kameron Hunter finished three behind Baukol at 75, while Tommy Rockis tied for fifth at 76.
The tournament wrapped up a long weekend of golf, which included the Elks Labor Day Tournament at the country club.
“These guys really like playing golf. They work hard and are trying to better themselves, that’s all we can ask,” Jensen said.
The men will play in the Augsburg Invite in Anoka, Minn., against some of the top NCAA Division III teams in the country on Saturday.
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Jensen continues to be pleased with the play of the women’s team.
Five of the six girls to make the trip shot in the 90s, which is a good day for them.
“It’s really nice to see the girls getting comfortable. They’re not shooting great scores, necessarily, but they’re good for them and most importantly they’re improving,” he said.
Beth Ryan and Rebekah Kramer each posted 91s. Alexis Barnick had a 92.
“With the way the girls keep improving, when we have our home meet in a couple of weeks, it will actually be disappointing if we’re not shooting scores in the 85-range,” Jensen said. “We stress all the time, ‘Just make the smart play.’ If they continue to do that, like they have been, their scores will continue to improve.”
At Prairie West Golf Course, Mandan
1, Jamestown College 301; 2, Dickinson State 309; 3, Valley City State 310; 4, Bismarck State College 315.
1, Tyler Baukol, JC, 36-36—72; 2, Ben Sorenson, VCSU, 36-37—73; 3T, Chandler Pender, DSU, 37-37 —74; 4, Kameron Hunter, JC, 35-40—75; 5T, Ryan LeNoue, VCSU, 36-40—76; 4T, 36-40—76; 5T, Tommy Rockis, JC, 37-39—76; 7T, Robert Opdahl, BSC, 39-38—77; 7T, Tristen Long, DSU, 38-39—77; T9, Jack Bietz, JC, 39-39—78; T9, Chris Rochon, JC, 37-41—78; T9, Tyler Miller, BSC, 39-39—78; 9T, Austin Harper, DSU, 39-39—78.
Other JC results
Mark Potter 40-45—85.
1, Dickinson State 353; 2, Jamestown College 369.
1, Theresa Ebertz, BSC, 40-40—80; 2, Haley Christofferson, 40-41—81; 3, Paige Kamminga, DSU, 39-44—83; 4T, Stefanie Bohrer, 42-47—89; 4T. Laura Duppong, DSU, 47-42—89; 6, Ashley Hinrichs, 44-46—90; T7, Beth Ryan 42-49—81; T7, Rebekah Kramer, JC, 47-44—91; T9, Caitlin Hurlock, DSU, 41-51—92; T9, Alexis Barnick, JC, 44-48—92.
Other JC results
Ashley Barnhart, 51-44—95; Briana Stein, 47-50—97.
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