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DHS fall behind at Mandan invitational; finish sixth

While individually the team performed well on the front and back, a majority of individual scores fell a bit short in the mid-80’s. The standout performance came from Jack Homiston with three over par at 75.

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It was a difficult day of play for the Midgets at the Mandan Invitational on May 11, after they found themselves in a four-way tie for fourth place.

It was a difficult day of play for the Midgets at the Mandan Invitational on May 11, after they found themselves in a four-way tie for fourth place. Ultimately, Dickinson’s run of bad luck and blunders would see the team fall to sixth on the overall team score table by day's end.

While individually the team performed well on the front and back, a majority of individual scores fell a bit short in the mid-80’s. The standout performance came from Jack Homiston with three over par at 75.

The Mandan invite took place at the Prairie West golf course with a slope rating of 135 and with moderately slow winds that morning. The Dickinson six found themselves with an insurmountable climb and all but out with the unlucky score of 332, three points away from taking fourth and seven points from tieing for third with St. Mary’s Central.

Teams score totals:

1. Minot, 304; 2. Century, 320; 3. St. Mary’s Central, 325; 4. Braves, 330; 5. Williston, 332; 6. Dickinson, 332; 7. Legacy, 332; 8. Bismarck, 332; 9. Jamestown, 333

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Evan Groll takes a deep breath before tapping his ball into the 17th hole. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)

It was Minot who took the gold in the tourney and Century’s star player Logan Schoepp who took first in individual scores with a 74 — Homiston was only two strokes away from taking the highest point on the winners podium. Instead, Homiston tied for third with two other players; Jake Theis of Minot and Trey Hohbein of Mandan.

Top ten individual score totals:

1. Logan Schoepp, Century, 74; 2. Jackson Gilchrist, St. Mary's, 74; T3. Jake Theis, Minot, 75; T3. Trey Hohbein, Mandan, 75; T3. Jack Homiston, Dickinson, 75; T6. Gavin Argent, Minot, 76; T6. Henry Langhans, Minot, 76; T8. Caleb Fix, St. Mary's, 77; T8. Logan Barrett, Legacy, 77 ; T8. Brock Jones, Minot, 77

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Grant Bittner. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)

Homiston's back nine consisted of him making the green over and over, but finding challenging lay-ins. The good competitive nature of the team fed from each player's early successes and allowed Evan Groll and Jace Elkin to push for exemplary results — though the misfortune continued on holes 11, 16 and 17.

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Dickinson Varsity individual scores:

Jack Homiston, 41-34--75; Evan Groll, 44-41--85; Jace Elkin, 41-45--86; Grant Bittner, 42- 45--87; Kyller Hughes, 44-49--93; Josh Hood, 44-42--86

Dickinson will hope to find success on May 14, at the Watford City Invite that will take place at the Fox Hills golf course at 10 a.m. Central Time.

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Jace Elkin watches as his ball move towards the hole only to slip right by. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)

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Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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