Kindred's Avery Bartels wins Class B girls medalist honors, Vikings repeat
June 2, 2021 6:15 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Kindred swept the 2021 NDHSAA Class B girls golf state tournament awards hardware on Wednesday, June 2 at the Jamestown Country Club.
The Vikings repeated as team state champions and freshman standout Avery Bartels took home individual medalist honors.
Bartels finished the two-day tournament with an even-par 142. Entering Wednesday’s final round, Bartels held a one-shot lead over four-time defending Class B girls golf individual champion Emily St. Aubin of South Border. Bartels fired a two-under 69 on Tuesday and followed that up with a two-over 73 to maintain the lead and help catapult the Vikings into a good position to repeat as a team.
Bartels started the final round strong by carding birdies on Holes 2 and 8 and was sitting at a 2-under 34 through the first nine holes and four-under for the tournament. Bartels birdied Hole 10, but scored five bogeys on the remaining eight holes to finish at even-par.
St. Aubin, a senior, finished the tournament with an eight-over 150 and completed a storied prep golfing career highlighted by the fact that she is the only prep girls golfer in state history two win four individual golf state championships (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
The Vikings also got a boost from junior Kayla Hoyme (tied for fourth place) and sophomore Charli McQuillan (tied for eighth place).
Kindred finished the tournament with a two-day total of 640 strokes. Heart River was runner up with a two-day tally of 685.
INDIVIDUAL TOP-10 FINISHERS (ALL-STATE):
1. Avery Bartels, Kindred, 69-73–142
2. Emily St. Aubin, South Border, 70-80–150
3. Sophie Brantner, Oak Grove, 83-77–160
4T. Kayla Hoyme, Kindred, 79-82–161
4T. Campbell Clarys, Heart River, 77-84–161
6. Ainsley McLain, Oak Grove, 76-86–162
7. Avery LaFountain, Dunseith, 82-83–165
8T. Charli McQuillan, Kindred, 88-78–166
8T. Asha Valliere, Tioga, 85-81–166
10. Libby Dulmage, Benson County, 83-84–167
TEAM SCORES: Kindred 324-316–640; Heart River, 342-343–685; Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter, 349-347–696; Carrington, 363-358–721; Linton/HMB, 371-355–726; Grafton, 366-372–738; South Border, 363-387–750; Oak Grove, 381-380–761; Des Lacs-Burington, 410-400–810; Northern Lights, 417-413–830; Park River, 424-430–854; Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich, 435-423–858; Hazen, 438-444–882; Bottineau, 450-433–883; Stanley, 455-428–883; Velva, 460-428–888; Western Morton, 454-456–910; Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 500-509–1,009