The boys’ high school golf programs of Century and St. Mary’s continue to prepare for the Class A Boys’ State Golf Tournament.
After winning six of the eight golf tournaments they entered, there is no surprise the Century boys’ golf team advanced to the state tournament.
However, the guys have a little motivation after taking second place in last week’s West Region Tournament. In golf every stroke counts, so the team has been focused on their chipping and putting so they a can shoot lower scores and try to win the school’s third state title.
“A lot of our short game, our iron and drivers played really good, our green to tee is good,” Century No. 6 rated player Evan Erickson said. “We need to work on our short game and putting to get there. Save some shots and try to shoot in the 70s.”
On an individual note, Jackson Ward won senior region athlete of the year. Preston Brown was named coach of the year.
While there was no surprise that Century qualified for the state tournament, the same cannot be said for the St. Mary’s golf team.
At the West Region tournament, the Saints were seeded eighth and not projected to make it to tomorrow’s competition, but St. Mary’s played their best golf of the season and finished tied for fifth with Dickinson. They lost the tie breaker because Dickinson’s fifth golfer shot a better round than St. Mary’s.
“Practiced a lot because we didn’t have school as much,” Ben Wilson said. “We use that extra time to work on short game and improve our ball striking, which helped us shoot better at WDA.”
The Class A boys state tournament is in Dickinson at Heart River Golf Course. Players tee off tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. and the championship runs through Wednesday.