South Border's St. Aubin is Class B girls medalist, Kindred wins team title


May 29, 2019 7:15 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

CARRINGTON, N.D. – South Border girls golf standout Emily St. Aubin added to her growing collection of individual state championships on Wednesday, May 29 during the 2019 North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B State Tournament at Cross Roads Golf Course.

St. Aubin, a sophomore, successfully defended her individual medalist crown shooting a two-day total of 154 strokes (10-over) to win her fourth consecutive state championship. St. Aubin becomes the first high school girls golfer in state history to win four NDHSAA-sponsored individual state golf championships. Laura Kraft of Jamestown won three-straight Class A girls titles from 2008-2010. Sara Berglund of Hazen won three Class B girls individual state titles (1997, 2000, 2001).

The team state title was won by Kindred. The Vikings shot a two-day team total of 695 strokes – six shots better than runner up Bowman County which posted a score of 701. Kindred last won a Class B girls golf state title in 2014. The Vikings have now won seven state team titles in program history (2002, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019).

St. Aubin entered the final round with a six-stroke lead after shooting a 4-over 76 on Tuesday. Her lead increased to nine shots after nine holes on Wednesday. St. Aubin ended Wednesday with a 6-over 78 earning one birdie on Hole 3. 

St. Aubin’s previous titles came in 2016 (seventh grade at Cross Roads Golf Course), 2017 (eighth grade at Tom O’Leary Golf Course in Bismarck) and 2018 (freshman at Dakota Winds Golf Course in Hankinson).

Individual Top 10 (All-State): 1, Emily St. Aubin, South Border, 76-78-154; 2, Katie Keator, Heart River 82-80-162; 3 (tie), Karlee Schmitt, Hazen, 88-76-164; Brooke Peterson, Bowman County, 85-79-164; 5 (tie), Ainsley McLain, Grafton, 84-82-166; Asha Valliere, Tioga, 82-84-166; 7 (tie), Campbell Clarys, Heart River, 88-80-168, Avery Bartels, Kindred, 82-86-168; Syd Blum, Linton/HMB, 83-85-168; Bailey Hulm, Linton/HMB, 85-83-168.

Team Scores: 1, Kindred 349-346-695; 2, Bowman County 358-343-701; 3, Linton/HMB 353-356-709 (won tiebreaker); 4, Heart River 365-344-709; 5, Napoleon/G-S 380-353-733; 6, Grafton 370-365-735; 7, Langdon 366-376-742; 8, Edgeley-Kulm 381-364-745; 9, Carrington 379-376-755; 10, Northern Lights 388-390-778; 11, Park River 415-396-811; 12, Stanley 416-399-815; 13, Des Lacs-Burlington 414-404-818; 14, Dunseith 410-409-819; 15, Oak Grove 430-406-836; 16, Velva 433-412-845; 17, Beach 461-452-913; 18, Tioga 472-485-957.

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