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Charchenko, Lantz lead Midgets at East-West

JAMESTOWN — The pressure was off and the Dickinson High girls golf team just needed to play.

The Midgets did just that.

Dickinson’s freshman Sydney Charchenko supplied a career-best 93, while senior Rachel Lantz posted a 99 to lead the team during the first day of the East-West Classic at the Jamestown Country Club.

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“For it being day one and their first tournament, I was very pleased with how we did,” Dickinson head coach Sara Berglund said. “Sydney was just on spot. She was hitting the ball really well. Rachel had a couple of rough holes in the beginning, but after those rough holes she forgot about them and came back. That’s really tough to do.”

As a team, the Midgets posted a score of 412. For a majority of the team, it was the first time playing at the Jamestown Country Club. One of those first timers for the Midgets was eighth-grader Gabby Knopik, who finished with a 102. Dickinson’s two other scores came from Daisia Wallner (116) and Becca Fry (117).a

“It is a really difficult course to play for the first time,” Berglund said. “You get to those holes that you are really unsure about things and what club to hit, but they powered through.”

Bismarck High’s Katie Kasper leads the East-West Classic with a 73. The Demons golfer, who finished in a tie for fourth at last year’s state tournament, has a three-stroke lead over Fargo Davies’ Jennifer Marsh and Jamestown’s Sierra Bennion. Bismarck has the team lead with a 355, while Bismarck Century is in second (358) and Davies is third (365).

The Midgets continue at the East-West Classic at 7 a.m. today.

“There were a lot of nerves on the bus and they wanted to do really well,” Berglund said. “We just want to go out and have fun. The first tournament isn’t going to go perfectly. We just have to work through it.”

East-West Classic

At Jamestown Country Club

After Day 1

Team scores: 1, Bismarck 355. 2, Century 358. 3. Davies 365. 4, Jamestown 374. 5, Minot 376. 6. Wahpeton 379. 7, Shanley 387. 8, Grand Forks Red River 389. 9, Mandan 393. 10, West Fargo 403. 11, Fargo South 410. 12, Dickinson 412. 13, Fargo North 419. 14, Grand Forks Central 425. 15, Williston 426. 16, Turtle Mountain 498.

Individual top 10

1, Katie Kasper, B, 73. 2 (tie), Jennifer Marsh, FD, 76; Sierra Bennion, J, 76. 4 (tie), Savonnah Haselhorst, Wahpeton, 86; Paige Argent, Minot, 86. 6, Kylie Bergan, B, 87. 7 (tie), Sydney Smith, Century, 88; Kayla Smith, Century, 88. 9 (tie), Abby Sklebar, FN, 89; Alexis Blazek, Century, 89.

By team

Bismarck (355): Katie Kasper 73, Kylie Bergan 87, Tonya Dvorak 92, Taylor Miller 103, Irelyn Huntley 108, Carissa Craven 109.

Century (358): Sydney Smith 88, Kayla Smith 88, Alexis Blazek 89, Grace Doppler 93, Lauren Bischof 99, Lauren Fleming 100.

Davies (365): Jennifer Marsh 76, Anna Davison 93, Jenna Forknell 94, Sierra Klose 105, Kacee Allard 114.

Jamestown (374): Sierra Bennion 76, Sarah Azure 95, Kaitlin Mullowney 100, Mara LeFevre 103, Savannah Kramlich 115, Emily Reiten 116.

Minot (376): Paige Argent 86, McKinley Bender 92, MaKensey Arlien 94, Marley Foltz 104.

Wahpeton (379): Savonnah Haselhorst 86, Leslie Hibl 93, Kelsey Darwin 98, Emma Rubish 102, Jessica DeVillers 107, Laken Breuer 108.

Shanley (387): Payton Thimjon 91, Marcella Hanson 95, Katey Wold 100, Grace Dietz 101, Aly Corbid 105, Julia Wold 114.

GFRR (389): Hilary Whalen 92, Morgan Hetletved 95, Alexis Caoili 98, Samantha DeBeltz 104, Kelly DeBeltz 104, Lily Bredemeier 112.

Mandan (393): KayCee Schulz 90, Megan Broeckel 92, Paige Clausen 103, Cortnie Mongeon 108, Brianne Hirchort 109, Payton Roehrich 110.

West Fargo (403): Katie Froemke 96, Kennedy Kraft 101, Ashley Peterson 102, Sierra Peterson 104, Maggie Manson 106, Katie Brown 108.

Fargo South (410): Emily Grothmann 95, Olivia Koskela 96, Meredith Grothman 109, Jordan Miesen 110, Kerenna Grothmann 130, Laura Bolgrean 134.

Dickinson (412): Sydney Charchenko 93, Rachel Lantz 99, Gabby Knopik 104, Daisia Wallner 116, Becca Fry 117.

Fargo North (419): Abby Sklebar 89, Taylee Jensen 109, Jamie Jorgenson 110, Abby Pladson 111, Sarah Wenaas 111.

GFC (425): Frankie Good 99, Taylor Ellingson 104, Lexie Mitchell 110, Jordan Reiter 112.

Williston (426): Maddison Melhoff 99, Jami Wells 100, Ella Pederson 112, Emily Alton 115, Whitney Pflug 117, Mattie Johnson 126.

Turtle Mountain (498): Nevaeh Davis 114, Tyra Jeroma 127, Halle Short 128, Erin Keplin 129, Abbey Thomas 168.

Legacy (no score): Mallry Donlin 111, Kamryn Hellman 112, Logan Peterson 137.

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