The BCHS Girls’ Golf team took to the road Monday, May 28, 2018 to participate in the state Class B golf tournament. Departure time 4:00am with 429 miles to travel prior to playing their practice round at the Dakota Winds Golf Course located near Hankinson, ND.
Six golfers took to the course on Tuesday morning to play their first of 36 holes for the tournament. Emily Belland (Junior) , Brooke Peterson (Junior), Elise Fischer (Sophomore) , Bailey Peterson (7th grade), Logan Blankenbaker (Freshman), and Harley Lardy (Freshman) were prepared for the weather and golfed very well in the opening round.
Individual results following 18 holes
Brooke Peterson – Tie for 3rd (+11)
Elise Fischer – Tie for 14th (+20)
Emily Belland – Tie for 35th (+29)
Logan Blankenbaker – Tie for 41st (+31)
Bailey Peterson – Tie for 41st (+31)
Harley Lardy – 81st (+41)
Bowman County after the first round was sitting in 2nd place behind Heart River Cougars by 5 strokes. With storms looming in the forecast for day 2, golfers went to bed not knowing if they would be playing the next morning or heading home due to thunderstorms.
The weather held and players began working on their swings on the driving range and practice green. Bowman learned at that time that they would be playing with only 5 scoring players as Bailey Peterson had come down with a fever (and was later diagnosed with pneumonia). Two other players had some health issues/injuries on the course during the final round and as such, things did not play out how the coaches and players had hoped for the Bulldogs as a team. The girls finished in 5th place with several success stories on the round and big goals set for the 2018-2019 season.
Brooke Peterson was once again in the final group for her tee time on Wednesday. She played beside Emily St. Aubin, three time state champion, for both round one and round two. The girls played some steady golf and finished with Emily taking top honors again this year and Brooke moving up from her 4th place finish in 2017 to a tie for 3rd place her junior year.
Individual Results after 36 holes (day 2)
Brooke Peterson – Tie for 3rd (+21)
Elise Fischer – Tie for 20th (+43)
Emily Belland – Tie for 47th (+61)
Logan Blakenbaker – 77th (+75)
Harley Lardy – Tie for 90th (+83)