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Jays struggle in round 1 Friday

The Blue Jays struggled at home on Friday. The Jamestown Country Club was unkind to the home team in the opening round of the East-West Classic. The Blue Jays sit 16th out of 20 teams after round 1 of the two-day tournament, which features every ...

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Jeremy Williams hits a shot during the East-West Classic on Friday at the Jamestown Country Club. John M. Steiner

The Blue Jays struggled at home on Friday.

The Jamestown Country Club was unkind to the home team in the opening round of the East-West Classic. The Blue Jays sit 16th out of 20 teams after round 1 of the two-day tournament, which features every team in the state.

“Well, today was a tough day,” said JHS coach John Samuelson. “I really felt that we handle pressure differently at home. The pressure to perform at home sometimes becomes bigger than we expect.”

The Blue Jays ran into too many big numbers over the first 18 holes.

“I really admire the boy’s ability to bounce back after a tough hole,” Samuelson said. “We just had too many tough holes.”

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Freshman Jeremy Williams topped the Blue Jays with an 85.

“I was happy with Jeremy’s round,” Samuelson said. “He played solid and stepped up to the pressure of being a freshman and playing well. That’s really tough.”

Connor Mullowney’s 89 was the only other score in the 80s.

“The theme of today … tomorrow is another day,” Samuelson said.

Grand Forks Red River leads by eight strokes heading into today’s play, which begins at 8 a.m. Keaton Wolf (74) holds a two-stroke lead after 18 holes over Nick Carlson of Fargo Shanley and Kessler Heilman of Minot.

Full results can be found at jamestownsun.com.

East-West Classic Jamestown Country Club

Team results

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1, Grand Forks Red River 315; 2, Fargo Davies 323; 3, Minot 326; 4, Turtle Mountain 328; 5T, Fargo Shanley 331; 5T, Bismarck St. Mary’s 331; 7, Grand Forks Central 338; 8, West Fargo 343; 9, Bismarck 344; 10, Bismarck Century 347; 11, West Fargo Sheyenne 349; 12, Fargo North 350; 13, Wahpeton 351; 14, Fargo South 355; 15, Dickinson 360; 16, Jamestown 363; 17, Williston 372; 18, Bismarck Legacy 387; 19, Mandan 399.

Individual results (Top 20 and JHS results)

1, Keaton Wolf, GFRR, 74; 2T, Nick Carlson, Shanley, Kessler Heilman, Minot, 76; 4T, Jackson Davis, TM, Mat Halvorson, GFRR, 77; 6, Cole Herbel, BSM, 78; 7T, Mason Opheim, Davies, Dylan Naylor, Davies, Carter Klein, BSM, 79; 10T, Jackson Ward, Century, Blaze Ackerland, WFS, Adam Van Raden, GFRR; 80; 13, Easton Evanoff, Minot, 81; 14T, Jacob Kava, Shanley, 82, Brady Rud, North, Joey Kennelly, GFC, Ty Satter, Davies, Brandon LaFountain, TM, Jaden Welk, 82. 20T, Bridger Hansen, Wah., Lucas Johnson, Shanley, Ethan Olson, Davies, Alex Skarperud, Davies, David Kaiser, BHS; 31T, Jeremy Williams, 85; 50T, Connor Mullowney, 89; 71T, Cole Bennion, 92; 92T, Eric DeBoer, 97; 96T, Jared Kallenbach, 99; 99, Adam Reiten, 101.

dselvig@jamestownsun.com

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