May 25, 2011

Watford golf teams qualify for State

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Watford City High School’s boys and girls golf teams will be heading off to the State Class B Golf Tournaments next week as both teams took second place at the Region 6 Tournaments.
The boys will compete at the Class B State Boys Golf Tournament at the Crossroads Golf Course in Carrington, while the girls will compete at the Dakota Winds Golf Course in Hankinson. Both tournaments will be held on May 31 and June 1.
The Watford City boys team, which competed at the Stanley Golf Course, finished in second place 21 stokes back of Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, while the girls team finished just one stroke back of Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood for runners-up honors.
In the boys’ division, Nick Liebel, who was named the Region 6 Senior Athlete of the Year, took second place individually as he shot an 18-hole total of 78. The only other Watford City golfer breaking into the top 10 at Region was Mitchell Liebel who carded an 83 to finish ninth individually.
“We had a very rainy day in Stanley,” stated Scott Wisness, boys’ head coach. “But my golfers were prepared. We had a very good day.”
During the awards presentation, Scott Wisness, Watford City’s boys head coach, was named the Region 6 Boys Coach of the Year.
Rounding out the scores for the Watford City boys team was Chris Larsen, 87; Alex Hansen, 88; Colter Maki, 91; and Beau Heiser, 103.
In the girls Region 6 Tournament, which was held in Williston, the Wolves had four players break into the top 10 to help lead Watford City to a second place finish.
Emilie Anderson paced the Wolves with a 98 for a sixth place individual finish, while Shaunta Miller finished just one stoke back to take seventh with a 99. Also placing in the top 10 was Allison Monsen, ninth, with a 103, and Sydney Slais, tenth, with a 104.
Rounding out the scores for the Watford girls was Bessie Schmitz and Jayden C. White Owl with scores of 118 and 131.
“I am really proud of the girls,” states Kelli Jo Taylor, girls’ head coach. “They came out and golfed the best they had all season.”