Jimmie Roundup: Argent leading women's golf at GPAC tourney

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University of Jamestown's Paige Argent, pictured, is tied for seventh individually after two rounds of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Women's Golf Fall Championship. Photo courtesy Jimmie Athletics

University of Jamestown's Paige Argent is tied for seventh individually after two rounds of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship.

UJ junior Izzy Marchino joins Argent in the top 10 following play at Dakota Dunes Country Club in South Dakota on Tuesday. Argent is at 23-over-par 169 while Marchino is at 171, as the Jimmie women sit second in the team standings behind defending champion Morningside at 131-over 715.

The final 36 holes will be played this spring at Bent Tree Golf Club in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with dates to be determined later.

Morningside is well in command overall, 86 shots up on the Jimmies at 629, and is being led by a trio at the top in Maria Zorrilla (154), Sam Knight (155) and Laia Badosa (156).

Jamestown is five shots ahead of third-place Dakota Wesleyan and 12 shots ahead of fourth-place Concordia.


The champion receives an automatic berth into the NAIA Women's National Golf Championship scheduled for May 25-28 at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The GPAC medalist, if not on the qualifying team, also qualifies for the national tournament.

GPAC Women's Golf Fall Championship

After 36 of 72 holes

Team standings

1. Morningside 316-313--629; 2. Jamestown 363-352--715; 3. Dakota Wesleyan 361-359--720; 4. Concordia 368-359--727; 5. Northwestern 379-357--736; 6. Briar Cliff 369-376--745; 7. College of St. Mary 374-372--746; 8. Mount Marty 391-377--768; 9. Doane 392-386--778; 10. Hastings 391-391--782; 11. Dordt 409-378--787; 12. Midland 429-414--843.

Top 10 individuals

1. Maria Zorrilla, Morn., 79-75--154; 2. Sam Knight, Morn., 76-79--155; 3. Laia Badosa, Morn., 77-79--156; 4. Megan Hinker, DW, 81-82--163; 5. Tori Suto, Unatt., 78-86--164; 6. Sofia Castelan, Morn., 85-80--165; 7T. Maria Nava, Morn., 84-85--169; Paige Argent, UJ, 85-84--169; 9. Izzy Marchino, UJ, 90-81--171; 10. Kendra Placke, Con., 90-82--172.

Jamestown (715): 7T. Paige Argent 85-84--169; 9. Izzy Marchino 90-81--171; T23. Faith Justesen 95-95--189; T29. Jayme Carlson 99-93--192; T29. Haley Malone 93-99--192.


UJ hockey fan restrictions

The University of Jamestown Athletics Department has announced restrictions on attendance at home hockey games at Wilson Arena.

Because the maximum capacity is 250, which includes all players and personnel from both teams and officials, UJ will not be selling tickets to the general public at this time.

Only pass lists submitted by each team and UJ students, faculty, staff, and Jimmie Booster Club members with ID will be admitted to the game until capacity is reached. Once capacity is reached no further admittance to the game will be permitted.

Doors to the game will not open until one hour before puck drop. Fans that do attend games at Wilson Arena must wear masks at all times.

If conditions change UJ will announce adjusted protocols when they become available.

The ACHA Division I Jimmies are scheduled to open at home on Oct. 23 hosting Minot State at 7 p.m. The D-I team currently has 20 home games scheduled through April 2.

UJ soccer games postponed

Wednesday's University of Jamestown men's and women's soccer matches against Presentation College at the UJ turf field were postponed. No makeup dates have been announced.

UJ announced on its athletics website -- -- Wednesday morning that Presentation was forced to postpone the matches. The Jimmie soccer teams are scheduled to play at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, this Saturday (Oct. 10).

Savaloja is the sports lead writer for The Jamestown Sun.
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