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Just over a week after the start of the 2022 NDHSAA Class B Girls’ Golf State Tournament, Region 4 teams and individual players had the opportunity to punch their tickets to the tournament during of Friday’s regional state qualifying meet at the Garrison Golf Course.

Per NDHSAA guidelines, the top 3 teams in the competition would automatically qualify to participate in the state tournament, along with the top 10 individual players. If players were tied for a top 10 spot, they would still earn a spot on the pitch.

Overcoming wet and dreary conditions on the links, Bottineau would drive, chip and fight his way to the team’s best score of the day, finishing the round atop the standings with a total of 402.

Ten shots behind Bottineau and finishing second was Rugby, totaling a team total of 412 and led by Libby Dulmage’s best individual score of 83.

Nedrose took third and final spot for a guaranteed spot in the state tournament, finishing just six shots behind Bottineau to end the day at 418.

Realizing what they had planned to do before the start of the season, Nedrose head coach Taren Braunberger said: “Even before the first game, our goal since the start of the season was to be there as a team.”

Braunberger would go on to say, “Once the season started, they realized they had a chance and thought it would be so cool to play in the state tournament while he was at Minot, but they knew they would have to work hard to achieve it.”

In addition to the state-qualified teams, the top 10 individual players in Region 4 would also manifest their destiny and move closer to a North Dakota golf title.

Naomi Seybora (Bottineau), 87, joined first-place individual Dulmage to secure a spot; Meadow Roberts (Nedrose), 88; Ellee Rybchinski (101); Coryssa Behles (garrison), 103; Marly Santjer (Rugby), 103; Ava Thorenson (Bottineau), 104; Lea Conway (Nédrose) 104; Cienna Clemens (Velva), 105; Peterson Abbey (Velva), 106; and Carmen Elick (Northern Lights), 106.

Reflecting on Nedrose’s successful season so far, while focusing on the many things to come, Coach Braunberger confirmed, “I’m proud of them for the hard work they’ve put in this season, and I can’t wait to see them play state in a few weeks.”

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