Lakers’ Christianson finishes in tie for fourth at Class B state golf

Adam Papin/MDN Des Lacs-Burlington’s Laila Christianson, shown in this file photo, finished tied for fourth place at the NDHSAA Class B Girls Golf State Championship.

MAPLETON – Laila Christianson shot an 8-over-par 80 on the second day of the NDHSAA Class B Girls Golf State Championship. Paired with her first round 79, the Des Lacs-Burlington freshman finished with a 15-over par 159, good enough to tie for fourth-place with Trista Bilden of Hatton Northwood.

Meadow Roberts, as senior at Nedrose, finished in eighth place after rounds of 80 and 81 for a combined score of 17-over par 161.

Kindred’s Avery Bartels used three birdies and an eagle in her second round to cruise to individual medalist honors at the tournament. Bartels shot a 69 on Tuesday and when combined with her 2-under-par 70 in the first round, she finished an impressive 5-under-par over the two-day event.

Oak Grove and Kindred both shot team scores of 673 to finish tied atop the leaderboard. Heart River finished third with a 690. Bottineau was the top local finisher, shooting a 725 for fourth place.

Nedrose (779) finished in a tie for eighth place, while Des Lacs-Burlington (783) finished 11th overall. Velva (788) and Kenmare (817) finished 12th and 13th respectively. Stanley placed 15th with a team score of 851.

Local finishers:

Bottineau (725)-Ellie Rybchinski, 87-82-169, Ava Thorenson, 89-81-170, Katie Moen, 92-91-183, Naomi Seykora, 105-100-205, Sienna Shurley, 113-112-215, Sidney Kersten, 120-116-236.

Nedrose (779)-Meadow Roberts, 80-81-161, Leah Conway 94-102-196, Isabel Helde, 109-98-207 and Hannah Conway, 108-107-215.

Des Lacs-Burlington (783)-Laila Christianson, 79-80-159, Ella Pearson, 94-94-188, Sharon Osteroos, 110-107-217, Ava Walen, 108-111-219, Kaylee Austin, 127-122-249 and Hanna Hall, 131-128-259.

Velva (788)-Cienna Clemens, 97-90-187, Lyla McCasson, 100-97-197, Grace Balas, 106-100-206, Keelah Karow, 99-108-207, Tessa Clemens, 103-105-208, Kinley Peterson, 106-108-214.

Kenmare (817)- McKenna Mau, 91-91-182, Charlotte Brekhus, 102-101-203, Cami Knutson, 97-115-212, Emma Sandberg, 109-111-220, Rylee Hedberg, 109-115-224 and Brooke Livingston, 122-145-267

Stanley (851)-Avery Ellis, 87-171, Ella Mortensen, 104-102-206, Katy Roise, 119-108-227, ZaeLynn Aune, 129-119-248, Brooklyn Weyrauch, 128-127-255 and Jackelyne Hernandez, 137-129-266.


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