Charchenko shoots 88 to lead Midgets in Minot
MINOT — For the second time in five days, Sydney Charchenko led the Dickinson High girls golf team.
The Dickinson freshman shot an 88, which was placed in a tie for sixth, during the Minot Invitational on Saturday at Souris Valley Golf Course.
“Her first hole was tough, but other than that she played really well,” Dickinson head coach Sara Berglund said. “It’s really good to see that if they have a bad hole, they don’t let it bother them and they move on. That’s a huge part of the game.”
As a team, Dickinson finished in sixth place with a 386 and was four strokes off from fifth place Mandan (382).
The rest of the Midgets four scores came from senior Rachel Lantz (93), freshman Daisia Wallner (102) and eighth-grader Gabby Knopik (103).
“We have some younger girls that really have a lot of talent and a lot of potential,” Berglund said about Dickinson taking three of the four scores from freshmen or younger. “We are seeing that they are improving every tournament and getting better. They are learning from their mistakes and they are always thinking about their next shot.”
Jamestown’s Sierra Bennion won the invitational in a one-hole playoff against Katie Kasper of Bismarck High. Bennion and Kasper each shot a 70 during the first 18 holes.
The Blue Jays won the invitational with a 351, followed by runner-up Bismarck Century (356) and the Demons placed third (360).
Dickinson continues its season traveling to the Turtle Mountain Invitational at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
“This next week is going to be really good for us,” Berglund said. “We’ve got a lot of drills set aside and it’s a lot of short game. There are a lot of drills from 60 to 80 yards shots. Now that we have a couple of tournaments under our belts, we can learn from those tournaments and use those tournaments to help prepare for the next one.”
Souris Valley Golf Course
Team results: 1, Jamestown 351; 2, Bismarck Century 356; 3, Bismarck High 360; 4, Minot 365; 5, Mandan 382; 6, Dickinson 386; 7, Williston 402; 8, Turtle Mountain 506.
Individual top 10: 1, Sierra Bennion, J, 70 (won on first playoff hole). 2, Katie Kasper, B, 70. 3, Paige Argent, Minot, 82. 4, Kayla Smith, C, 83. 5, Kaycee Schulz, Mandan, 84. T6, McKinley Bender, Minot, 88; Jami Wells, W, 88; Sydney Charchenko, 88. T9, Sarah Azure, J, 90; Sydney Smith, C, 90.
Jamestown (351): Sierra Bennion 70, Sarah Azure 90, Kaitlin Mullowney 93, Mara LeFevre 98, Emily Reiten 107, Savannah Kramlich 118.
Century (356): Kayla Smith 83, Sydney Smith 90, Lauren Fleming 91, Lauren Bischof 92, Alexis Blazek 96, Grace Doppler 99.
Bismarck (360): Katie Kasper 70, Tonya Dvorak 94, Kylie Bergan 96, Carissa Craven 100, Irelyn Huntley 100, Taylor Miller 102.
Minot (365): Paige Argent 82, McKinley Bender 88, MaKensey Arlien 91, Marley Foltz 104, Jaci Jones 108, Joelle Fettig 115.
Mandan (382): Kaycee Schulz 84, Megan Broeckel 98, Payton Roehrich 100, Cortnie Mongeon 100, Paige Clausen 103, Brianne Hirchert 110.
Dickinson (386): Sydney Charchenko 88, Rachel Lantz 93, Daisia Wallner 102, Gabby Knopik 103, Sydney Getz 110, Becca Fry 119.
Williston (402): Jami Wells 88, Madison Mehlhoff 100, Whitney Pflug 103, Ella Pederson 111.
Turtle Mountain (506): Halli Short 116, Erin Keplin 124, Nevaeh Davis 131, Tyra Jerome 135.
Legacy (No Score): Kamryn Hellman 117, Mallory Donlin 118, Logan Peterson 140.