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UJ recruit Nelson wins Stroke Play

University of Jamestown recruit Annie Nelson fired an even par round of 72 to win the North Dakota Women’s Golf Association Stroke Play Championship on Friday.

The two-day tournament, which featured 35 players, was held at the Jamestown Country Club.

Nelson entered the day trailing another future Jimmie — Rachel Jahner of Dickinson — and current Jamestown High School golfer Sierra Bennion.

Jahner’s 77 on Thursday had her one shot ahead of Bennion, while Nelson was two shots off the pace.

Friday belonged to the Bismarck Century product, however as her 72 was five shots better than anybody else.

Jahner, the defending champion in the event, finished at 155, tied with Bennion for second, four shots behind Nelson’s winning 151. Bennion will be a junior at Jamestown High School in the fall.

Danielle Foster (83-77—160) was fourth. JoDee Wheeler (77-86—163) and Theresa Barns (82-81—163) tied for fifth.

Fearnside takes silver in Hungary

University of Jamestown women’s wrestler Amy Fearnside earned a silver medal at the University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary.

Fearnside, from Morgan Hill, California, beat Sara Jezierzanska of Poland (10-5) and Olga Shnaider of Ukraine (4-2) before falling to Iulia Leorda of Moldova in the championship match at 116.5 pounds.

“We are very proud of Amy and how she represented the University of Jamestown and our country,” said UJ women’s wrestling coach Tony DeAnda. “This will serve as a great experience heading into Junior World championships in Croatia next month and her upcoming college season.”

Fearnside will be a junior for the Jimmies in the fall.

Additionally, Mary Westman, also a junior next season for the Jimmies, placed third at 155 at the Junior Pan Ams in Toronto.

Westman, from Cattaraugus, New York, went 2-1 in her three matches.

Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
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