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Manson rallies, tied for lead after day one of state

West Fargo Sheyenne's Maggie Manson, seen here lining up a put at last week's East Regional, finished tied atop the leaderboard after the first day of play at the Class A girls golf state tournament. File Photo

JAMESTOWN — A late, day-one surge put Maggie Manson in driver’s seat in her quest to claim the Class A girls golf state championship.

The West Fargo Sheyenne senior made a furious rally Monday, sinking birdies on both the 17th and 18th holes to pull into a three-way tie during opening round play.

After getting just one birdie on the first 16 holes, Manson made up two strokes on Century’s Hannah Harbel over the final two, finishing the day with a nine-over par 79. Minot’s Becca Tschetter also birdied 18 to pull even with Manson and Harbel.

Manson, who placed third with a two-day score of 156 at the 2017 state tournament tournament, will aim to capture the state crown Tuesday at the Jamestown Country Club.

The Mustangs ended the first day in fifth place overall with a team score of 361.

Also finishing inside the top-20 for Sheyenne was Allison Schmidt, who came in 19th with a score of 90.

Completing the scoring for Sheyenne was Lexi Bartley, who tied for 28th with a 94, and Jessica Koerselman, who tied for 43rd with a 98.

With three finishers in the top-10, Bismarck Century finished day one in the lead with a score of 332, 13 strokes better than second-place Minot.

Defending state champion Grand Forks Red River was third with 354, while Fargo Shanley took fourth, three strokes ahead of Sheyenne with 358.

Competing as an individual, West Fargo’s Anna Wohl finished the day at 28-over par, shooting a 100. Wohl is the only Packer competing at the state tournament.

Team scores: 1. Bismarck Century 332, 2. Minot 345, 3. Grand Forks Red River 354, 4. Fargo Shanley 358, 5. West Fargo Sheyenne 361, 6. Mandan 365, 7 (tie). Bismarck St. Mary’s and Williston 372, 9. Fargo North 381, 10. Jamestown 386, 11. Fargo Davies 389, 12. Grand Forks Central 420.

Top-10 individuals: 1 (tie) Maggie Manson (WFS), Hannah Herbel (BC) and Becca Tschetter (Min.) 79, 4. Leah Herbel (BC) 81, 5. Gabby Easton (BSM) 82, 6 (tie). Joelle Fettig (Min) and Riley Crothers (BSM) 84, 8 (tie). Jaci Jones (Min) and Lily Bredemeier (GFRR) 85, 10 (tie). Gretta McArthur (FS), Lexi Laframboise (GFRR) and Tonya Berg (FN) 87.

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