Bennion tied for secondThe ideal situation has worked out for Jamestown High School freshman Sierra Bennion. Heading into Day 1 of the Class A state girls golf meet, JHS coach Dean Kraft said he’d like to see Bennion finish the first round near the top of the leaderboard and play her way into the final group of golfers vying for an individual state championship.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The ideal situation has worked out for Jamestown High School freshman Sierra Bennion.
Heading into Day 1 of the Class A state girls golf meet, JHS coach Dean Kraft said he’d like to see Bennion finish the first round near the top of the leaderboard and play her way into the final group of golfers vying for an individual state championship.
Bennion fired a first-round score of 79 over the opening 18 holes at Mandan’s Prairie West Golf Course on Monday, as the JHS standout is currently two strokes off the lead and is tied for second with Fargo Davies’ Kathleen Marsh.
Fargo North’s Annie Twells is all alone out front after carding a 77, but with Bennion and Marsh nipping at her heels, the three should provide an interesting final round today. The trio will be in the final group of golfers to hit the tee today. Play resumes at 9:30 a.m.
Bennion has taken a liking to Mandan’s Prairie West this season. She won her first high school tournament there Sept. 11, and recently took second there at the West Region meet last week.
Bennion’s round of 79 on Monday is over two strokes better than her average score this season of 81.5. Bennion could have a chance at chasing JHS history today, as former Blue Jay standout Laura Kraft won three straight Class A girls golf titles to finish out her prep career for Jamestown.
Being only a freshman, Bennion has put herself in position to take a crack at four.
As a team, the Blue Jays fared fairly well. The team carded a 390 on Day 1 and sits eighth out of the 12 teams.
Jamestown’s Maria LeFevre finds herself in a tie for 31st after a round of 97. Sarah Azure is tied in 55th for the Jays with a 106.
Kaitlin Mullowney (108), Savannah Kramlich (112) and Mara LeFevre (129) rounded out the Blue Jays in the field. Mullowney is tied in 59th place.
Fargo Davies has a 13-stroke lead for the team title at 330. Bismarck Century and Fargo Davies are currently tied for second at 343.
North Dakota State Class A Girls Golf Tournament
Prairie West Golf Course
(Day 1 of 2)
1, Fargo Davies 330; 2 (tie), Century 342; Fargo North 343; 4, Dickinson 363; 5 (tie), GF Red River 376; West Fargo 376; 7, Minot 383; 8, Jamestown 390; 9, Wahpeton 393; 10, Mandan 406; 11, Fargo Shanley 411; 12, GF Central 414.
(Day 1 of 2)
1, Annie Twells, FN, 77; 2 (tie), Sierra Bennion, JHS, 79; Kathleen Marsh, FD, 79; 4 (tie), Alex Woken, FD, 80; Ashley Bixby, WF, 80; 6 (tie), Alex Leidholm, Century, 81; Kayla Barke, Williston, 81; 8 (tie), Rachel Jahner, Dickinson, 83; Addie Long, FN, 83; 10, Annie Nelson, Century, 84; 11, Jennifer Marsh, FD, 85; 12 (tie), Riana Copper, Dickinson, 86; Allyson Meyer, FD, 86, Haili Duchscherer, Minot, 86; 15 (tie), Bailey Gemar, FD, 87; Savonnah Haselhorst, Wahpeton, 87; 17 (tie), Lindsay Reede, Century, 89; Lauren Bischof, Century, 89; Cali Halverson, Red River, 89.
20 (tie), Alex Hopkins, Century, 90; Kenzie Jenson, FN, 90; 22, Katie Kasper, Bismarck, 92; 23 (tie), Hanna Berg, FN, 93; Alexis Caoili, Red River, 93; 25 (tie), Betsy Seaver, Red River, 94; Emily Grothmann, FS, 94; 27 (tie), Rachel Lantz, Dickinson, 95; Sydnie Mongeon, Mandan, 95; Kelsey Darwin, Wahpeton, 95; 30, Brittany Rheault, WF, 96; 31 (tie), Bri Flynn, Century, 97; Maria LeFevre, JHS, 97; Makensy Arlien, Minot, 97; Kennedy Kraft, WF, 97; 35 (tie), Sydney Charchenko, Dickinson, 99; Abby Armstrong, FS, 99; Keely Spiess, FN, 99; McKinley Bender, Minot, 99.
39 (tie), Kaylin Anderson, Central, 100; Casey DeBeltz, Red River, 100; Kayla Helbling, Mandan, 100; 42, Paige Argent, Minot, 101; 43, Alizjah Swenson, Central, 102; 44 (tie), Katey Wold, FS, 103; Samantha Marshall, Central, 103; Leslie Hibl, Wahpeton, 103; Sierra Peterson, WF, 103; Ashley Peterson, WF, 103; 49 (tie), Katherine Kessel, Dickinson, 104; Marcela Hanson, FS, 104; Brianne Hirchert, Mandan, 104; 52 (tie), Payton Thimjon, FS, 105; Morgan Hetltved, Red River, 105; Hilary Whalen, Red River, 105; 55 (tie), Amber Kosir, FD, 106; Abby Sklebar, FN, 106; Sarah Azure, JHS, 106; 58, Megan Broeckel, Mandan, 107.
59 (tie), Kaitlin Mullowney, JHS, 108; Hallie Williamson, Minot, 108; Morgan Strand 108; 62 (tie), Aly Corbid, FS, 109; Shaylee Ferguson, Central, 109; McCall Brown, WF, 109; 65, Devon Comeau, Mandan, 111; 66 (tie), Jessica Fairley, Central, 112; Savannah Kramlich, JHS, 112; Emma Rubish, Wahpeton, 112; 69 (tie), Jordan Reiter, Central, 113; Evie Reynolds, Minot, 113; 71 (tie), Grace Dietz, FS, 118; KayCee Schulz, Mandan, 118; 73, Kelsey Yon, Dickinson, 125; 74, Mara LeFevre, JHS, 129; 75, Kelsey Breuer, Wahpeton 134.