Minot High travels to Jamestown for girls golf state tournament

Alex Eisen/MDN Minot High junior Becca Tschetter tees off in a practice round earlier this season at the Vardon Golf Club.

JAMESTOWN — After a full season of working on its game and competing, the Minot High School girls golf team is ready for the biggest test of them all.

It’s showtime for the Majettes as they travel to Jamestown for the Class A girls golf state tournament.

The two-day event, starting today, will host the Top 6 teams from the East and West Regions, as well as individual qualifiers.

“I think our team is confident going into the tournament,” MHS head coach Scott Foltz said. “I think we realized where we’re at as a group, and now we just need to push Bismarck Century.”

The Patriots have bested Minot High all season, winning seven out of the nine regular season meets.

The Majettes earned their spot in the tournament with a second-place finish at the West Region Tournament in Jamestown on Sept. 24. Minot High shot a 350 as a team to take second behind Century (323).

Junior Becca Tschetter led the way for the Majettes with an 84 on the day, earning her sixth place individually. Sophomore Bella Dobrinski also had a good outing, posting an 86 to earn 10th place.

The second-place finish at the West Region Tournament ties Minot High’s best finish all season, when the Majettes earned second at the East-West Classic on Aug. 13-14. The team will now look to carry that momentum into the state tournament.

“I think we managed the course relatively well,” Foltz said. “There were some tough conditions out there and we still played a reasonably good round, so that’ll help as we prepare for state.”

Similar to the West Region Tournament and the East-West Classic, the state tournament is also being held at the Jamestown Country Club. The 18-hole, par-72 layout is very familiar territory for a Majettes team that, including their practice round before state, will have played there seven times this season.

“It’s always been one of our favorite course of ours,” Foltz said. “It’s a home away from home for us because we’ve played there so often. It has good length and well-spaced trees that you can play out of.”

How Minot High handles its approach shots will be critical, as the Jamestown Country Club boasts some fast greens. It’ll be up to the Majettes to adjust their shots accordingly and set themselves up for some makable putts if they want to have a strong outing.

“We have to work on landing our ball at the front of the green,” Foltz said. “It’s a very tough course to stick balls on, so that’s something we’re going to have to be aware of.”

Minot High tee times for the first round today are as followed: Joelle Fettig (No. 1) and Savanah Brintnell (No. 10) at 10:30 a.m., Jaci Jones (No. 1) and Sydney Berg (No. 10) at 11:10 a.m., and Tschetter (No. 1) and Dobrinski (No. 10) at 11:50 a.m.

Justin Martinez covers Minot High School sports and Class B high school sports. Follow him on Twitter @JTheSportsDude.