Dickinson State golfers compete at Yellowjacket Invite

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BILLINGS, Mont. — In its lowest round scores since head coach Thadd O’Donnell took over six years ago, the Dickinson State men’s golf team put together round scores of 308 and 306 at the Yellowjacket Fall Invitational at the Lake Hills Golf Course, concluding on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Junior Jaret Lee led the men’s team, earning 15th with a three-round score of 224. Lee swung for a 75 in the first two rounds before trimming a single stroke off in the final round.

Against three NCAA Div. II teams and NAIA opponent, University of Jamestown, the Blue Hawks finished fifth with 949 combined strokes.

Behind Lee, was sophomore Carter Klein, who shaved 10 strokes off his round-one 82. In the third round, he put up a 74, good for a total of 228. Like Lee, freshman Hunter Myran posted a 75 in the opening round, but added swings in the next two to bring his total to 234. Rounding out the team, freshman Jeremiah Paine earned 26th with 263 strokes.

Leading the women’s team, which placed fourth with a 689, was sophomore Breilyn Riggin. With round scores of 86 and 85, she finished one stroke and one position ahead of senior Riley Helmick. Helmick was towards the bottom of the pack after posting a 91 in round one. However, she took 10 strokes off in round two.

No far behind was sophomore Natalee Hafer in 20th place with 175 strokes. Senior Aimee Kittleson finished 22nd with 176 and sophomore Jace Steier posted a 184, good for 25th.

Concordia University of Oregon won both the men’s and women’s competitions, with Shantel Antonia medaling for the women with 153 strokes and Jaxson Daskalos the medalist for the men with 207 strokes.

Yellowjacket Fall Invitational Lake Hills Golf Course Women’s team scores: 1, Concordia 621. 2, Montana State - Billings 643. 3, Jamestown 666. 4, Dickinson State 689. 5, South Dakota School of Mines 710. Individual scores: 1, Shantel Antonio, C, 77-76 153. 15, Breilyn Riggin, DSU, 86-85 171. T16, Riley Helmick, DSU, 91-81 172. T20, Natalee Hafer, DSU, 87-88 175. 22, Aimee Kittleson, DSU, 82-94 176. T25, Jace Steier, DSU, 95-89 184. Men’s team scores: 1, Concordia 856. 2, Jamestown 863. 3, MSU - Billings 882. 4, South Dakota School of Mines 900. 5, Dickinson State 949. Individual scores: 1, Jaxson Daskalos 66-71-70 207. T15, Jaret Lee, DSU, 75-75-74 224. 18, Carter Klein, DSU, 82-72-74 228. 24, Hunter Myran, DSU, 75-79-80 234. 26, Jeremiah Paine 103-82-78 263.