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Blue Jay Roundup: Boys golf eighth at Minot Invite

Jamestown High School boys golf struggled with its short game Monday at the Minot Invite. But according to coach John Samuelson, it's nothing a little practice can't fix.

Jamestown's Bryan Mitchell taps a putt toward the hole on Monday at Minot's Vardon Golf Club. John Samuelson / For The Sun
Jamestown's Bryan Mitchell taps a putt toward the hole on Monday at Minot's Vardon Golf Club. John Samuelson / For The Sun

Jamestown High School boys golf struggled with its short game Monday at the Minot Invite. But according to coach John Samuelson, it's nothing a little practice can't fix.

The Blue Jays carded a team score of 344 to place eighth of 10 teams at Vardon Golf Club. Jed Truax finished four strokes out of the top 10 individually to lead Jamestown at 83, while junior Bryan Mitchell carded a low nine of 38 to finish at 84.

"A little rough around the edges is probably the best description of today," said Samuelson. "Our scores weren't horrible by any means, but our short game is what hurt us today."

Minot's Gavin Argent went low, firing a 69 to earn medalist honors. Monday's top 10 qualified for the Class A state meet at Fargo's Edgewood Golf Course in June.

Ben Sletto (85) and Andrew Walz (92) rounded out the Jays' team card. Jamestown's Brooks Carroll (86) and Shae Carroll (92) came in under the century mark golfing as individuals.

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Minot won a tie break over Bismarck Century for top team honors after both came into the clubhouse at 307. Jamestown travels to the Williston Invite on Friday at Links of North Dakota.

"We were disappointed, yet ready to get back to practice," Samuelson said. "Overall, Jed and Bryan played well and are right on the edge of going lower. Ben Sletto snuck in there with a nice round that we took as a score as well. We need a good solid week of practice and this week should be just that."

Minot Invite / Qualifier

Team results

1. Minot 307 (tie-break winner); 2. Century 307; 3. Bismarck 320; 4. Legacy 323; 5. St. Mary's 328; 6. Mandan 337; 7. Williston 338; 8. Jamestown 344; 9. Dickinson 363; 10. Watford City 401.

Individual top 10 / state qualifier

1. Gavin Argent, Minot, 69; 2. Cole Herbel, Legacy, 71; 3. Zach Johnson, Century, 72; 4. Tyce Halter, Bismarck, 75; 5. Alex Flam, Century, 76; 6. Jack Demke, Minot, 77; 7T. Alex Wilson, St. Mary's, 77; 8. Jacob Thies, Minot, 78; 9T. Logan Schoepp, Century, 79; Trey Hohbein, Mandan, 79.

Blue Jay results

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(344): Jed Truax 44-39--83; Bryan Mitchell 38-46--84; Ben Sletto 43-42--85; Andrew Walz 47-45--92.

Individuals: Brooks Carroll 45-41--86; Shea Carroll 45-47--92; Oakley Peterson 48-52--100; Hunter Mitchell 52-51--103.

Nabwe sets JHS record

Anthonett Nabwe set the JHS school record in the girls outdoor shot put at 40 feet, 11 inches on Monday at the Last Chance Invitational at Hanna Field in Valley City.

Nabwe shattered the previous record of 39-7 posted by Jill Schlenker in 2007.

The Blue Jays' Carly Raap also punched her ticket to the Class A meet by qualifying in both the girls 400 meters and long jump. The West Region meet is scheduled for Friday in Dickinson, while the Class A meet fires up May 24 in Bismarck.

Tennis falls at Mandan

Mandan High School defeated Jamestown 8-1 in girls tennis Monday at Mandan Middle School.

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The Braves prevailed except at No. 2 singles, where Jamestown senior Courtney Peterson dispatched Kenna Vogel 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. The Blue Jays host Bismarck St. Mary's today (Tuesday) at 4:15 p.m.

Mandan 8, Jamestown 1

Singles

No. 1: Elizabeth Felderman, M def. Phoebe Olson, 6-2, 6-2.

No. 2: Courtny Peterson, J def. Kenna Vogel 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

No. 3: Lizzia Allan, M def. Annie Johnson 6-2, 6-0.

No. 4: Sophia Felderman, M def. Lauryn Hibl 6-0, 6-0.

No. 5: Kenzie Ulrich, M def. Cora Wolsky 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 6: Breanna Helbling, M def. Mia Wilson 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

No. 1: E. Felderman/Vogel, M def. Olson/Hibl 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2: Allan/Ulrich, M def. Peterson/Wolsky 6-2, 6-0, 6-2.

No. 3: Helbling/S. Felderman, M def. Johnson/Olivia Schriock 6-0, 6-0.

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Savaloja is the sports lead writer for The Jamestown Sun.
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