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Blue Hawk women earn second at NSAA championship

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Thanks to a top-five performance from Dickinson State senior Riley Helmick, the Blue Hawk womens’ golf team finished second at the North Star Conference Championship.

Sophomore Jace Steier snuck into the top 10, helping the Blue Hawks to a combined team score of 733, while host Bellevue University (Neb.) won with a two-round score of 688 on Tuesday, April 30, at Platteview Golf Club.

Meanwhile, the men earned fifth with a total of 690. Bellevue was the victorious team with a 613, and Valley City State, Waldorf University (Iowa) and Viterbo University (Wis.) made up a tight race, respectively collecting totals of 635, 644 and 649.

Helmick shot an 84 on day one, bested by just one other competitor. On day two she swung for 93, bringing her total to 177, putting her in a three-way tie for fifth. She was named to the All-Conference first team.

Steier, who shot an 89 in the first round, shot a 94 on day two, good for 183 total strokes and a 10th place finish.

Shooting a team-low 87 on Tuesday, sophomore Natalee Hafer earned 12th place with a two-day total of 186. Sophomore Breilyn Riggin was right behind in 13th with 187 strokes.

Steier, Hafer and Riggin all earned All-Conference honorable mentions.

Rounding out the Blue Hawk women, Killdeer native Aimee Kittleson placed 18th.

Junior Jaret Lee paced the Dickinson State men, shooting a 163, good for 13th place and an All-Conference honorable mention.

Sophomore Carter Klein cut eight strokes off his day-one total of 90, finishing with a 172. Also earning a two-day total of 172 was freshman Hunter Myran. The pair tied for 20th.

Freshman Jeremiah Pain trimmed five strokes between rounds, shooting an 89 on Tuesday, bringing his total to 183, good for 24th.

Women’s team scores: 1, Bellevue 688. 2, Dickinson State 733. 3, Viterbo 736. 4, Waldorf 739. 5, Valley City State 836. 6, Dakota State 1238. Individual top 10: 1, Kim Moore, BU, 164. 2, Madison Brooks, BU, 168. 3, Bailey Schmidt, VU, 172. 4, Allison Temple, VU, 176. T5, Riley Helmick, DSU, 177. T5, Nicole Misner, WU, 177. T5, Seeret Brar, WU, 177. 8, Morgan Hazzard, BU, 180. 9, Jocelyn Braunberger, VCSU, 182. 10, Jace Steier, DSU, 183.Dickinson State finishers: 12, Natalee Hafer 186. 13, Breilyn Riggin 187. T18, Aimee Kittleson 200.Men’s team scores: 1, Bellevue 613. 2, Valley City State 635. 3, Waldorf 644. 4, Viterbo 649. 5, Dickinson State 690. 6, Dakota State 853.
Individual top 10: 1, Andre Beccera, BU, 149. T2, Mitch Anderson, WU, 154. T2, Jake Schroeckenthaler, VCSU, 154. 4, Floris-Jan Oosterhof, BU, 155. T5, Alex Zillig, BU, 156. T5, Collin Hoss, VCSU, 156. T7, Rodrigo Navarette, BU, 157. T7, Juan Gomez, BU, 157. T7, Casey Julson, VU, 157. 10, Jared Lentz, VCSU, 159. Dickinson State finishers: 13, Jaret Lee 163. T20, Carter Klein 172. T20, Hunter Myran 172. 24, Jeremiah Paine 183.  
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