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Midgets’ Lola Homiston records second top-10 finish this season

Dickinson place sixth in tourney for second time in a row

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Lola Homiston competes at the Midgets home invite. (Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press)

It was Dickinson’s turn to host a girls’ golf invitational as all ten teams in the WDA gathered at Heart River Golf Club on Monday.

It would be Mandan out of the ten to claim first, winning by way of a tiebreaker with Bismarck Century at 339. The top four scores from each team were counted towards the final score, so the tiebreaker went to the fifth-highest score, which is where the Braves prevailed as Century’s fifth golfer did not complete her round.

Dickinson’s Lola Homiston continued her season as the top golfer for the Midgets with a fifth place finish. It was her second finish inside the top ten of the four invites Dickinson has competed in this season.

She started on the front nine alongside three-time state champion Hannah Herbel from Century. Fourth place state finisher from a year ago Ava Kalanek of Bismarck Legacy and Minot senior Addison Sorenson rounded out the group.

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Addison Sorenson, Ava Ava Kalanek , Hannah Herbel and Lola Homiston played in a group at the Dickinson invite tourney. (Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press)

Herbel had some holes that gave her trouble early, with the ninth nearly bringing tears to her eyes and would finish her front nine with a score of 48. Out of the group, Kalanek did the best with a 37.

Homiston finished the front nine with a 42 and a 40 on the back nine for a total score of 82. Chloe Kraenzel posted the next best score for Dickinson with 94. Ultimately the Midgets would finish sixth in the tournament with a score of 378, six points behind fifth place Bismarck High.

Herbel cleaned up on the back nine to score a 38 and finished with an overall score of 86 in a tie for second place. Not only did Mandan come away with the win, but they also had the top golfer on the day, coming from sophomore Anna Huettl, who earned medalist honors shooting a 75.

Homiston has averaged a score of 83 so far this season, good for sixth-best in the WDA.

The next invite will be at Riverwood Golf Course hosted by Bismarck Century on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

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Team Standings:

  1. Mandan - 339

  2. Bismarck Century - 339

  3. Bismarck Legacy - 345

  4. Minot - 364

  5. Bismarck High - 372

  6. Dickinson - 378

  7. Williston - 386

  8. St. Mary's Central - 398

  9. Jamestown - 413

  10. Watford City - 549

Dickinson Midgets scorecards:

  1. Lola Homiston; 42-40--82

  2. Chloe Kraenzel; 52-42--94

  3. Abigail Goettle; 54-46--100

  4. Hazel Emter; 51-51--102

  5. Avery Belland ; 61-49--110

  6. Tristyn Baumgartner; 57-59--116

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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