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Majettes golf places sixth at Vardon invite

Ryan Ladika/MDN Cali Wilson takes a shot from outside the green during a Minot High practice at Vardon Golf Club Aug. 25. Wilson shot a personal season-best 86 on her home course Friday morning.

As the regular season draws to a close, the Minot Majettes played host for the seventh Class A Western Dakota Association girls’ golf invitational of the year. Minot shot a collective 358 on the day for a sixth-place finish.

“Familiarity with the course definitely helped today,” said head coach Scott Foltz after a windy and cool but sunny day in the 50s and 60s at Vardon Golf Club.

Minot High saw many of its participants have strong showings on its home course, led by Cali Wilson’s score of 86 and Sidney Ressler’s 89. Both scores marked a season-best for the respective golfers.

“Both used solid drives to position themselves for par putts,” Foltz added. “Cali really played well on the back nine with a 40 to qualify for the state tournament as an individual.”

Mackenzie Strange joined Ressler with an 89 on the day, her fifth invite in her last six competitions with a final score under 90 following an uncharacteristic 97 in the tournament in Mandan Sept. 7.

Mackenzie’s sister, Morgan, shot a 94, followed by Addison Sorenson’s 95 and Avery Falcon’s 96 to round out the day for the Majettes, giving Minot its fifth invite of the season with every finisher under 100.

Bismarck Century took first in the tournament with an aggregate 330 score, and the Patriots’ Leah Herbel earned medalist honors for the third time this season with a final score of 69.

The Majettes will wrap up the regular season with the invitational in Williston Sept. 21 with a scheduled start time of 10 a.m.

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