WAHPETON, N.D. -- Grand Forks stole the show at the North Dakota state Class A golf meet on Wednesday at Bois de Sioux Golf Course.

Grand Forks Red River won its third-straight state team championship, while Grand Forks Central's Cole Hanson earned medalist honors to become the first Central player to win the meet since John Novick in 1986.

Hanson, a senior, gives Grand Forks back-to-back state medalists as Red River's Adam Van Raden won in 2018.

Hanson entered the two-day tournament with a two-shot lead, ultimately holding off Red River's Seth Badolato, who came into the second day in 10th and four shots back.

Hanson won with a two-day total of 141 -- two shots ahead of Badolato.

The Roughriders had to track down Fargo Davies to win state. Red River came into the second day four shots behind Davies.

The Eagles sputtered on the final day shooting 11 shots worse than Day 1 and finishing in a distant third.

Red River held off a hard charge from Central. The Riders ended with a two-day total of 589 -- three shots better than Central.

Red River was led by Badolato's second-place finish and a sixth-place finish from Jack Lindgren.

After Hanson, Central was paced by Brandon McGarry's fourth-place finish.

N.D. Class A meet

Wednesday’s final round

In Wahpeton

Team totals

GF Red River 297-292 -- 589, GF Central 298-294 -- 592, Fargo Davies 293-304 -- 597, West Fargo 304-295 -- 599, West Fargo Sheyenne 312-305 -- 617, Fargo North 316-314 -- 630, Bismarck Century 314-317 -- 631, Minot 323-316 -- 639, Bismarck High 343-325 -- 668, Bismarck Legacy 355-338 -- 693, Jamestown 354-347 -- 701, Williston 355-350 -- 705

Top 10 individuals

1. Cole Hanson, GFC, 70-71 -- 141; 2. Seth Badolato, GFRR, 74-69 -- 143; 3. Zach Johnson, BC, 72-72 -- 144; 4. Brandon McGarry, GFC, 76-69 -- 145; 5. Zach Teske, WF, 72-74 -- 146; 6. (tie) Jacob Skarperud, Shanley, 72-75 -- 147, Jack Lindgren, GFRR, 73-74 -- 147; 8. (tie) Gavin Argent, Minot, 76-72 -- 148, Sam Suppes, Davies, 73-75 -- 148; 10. Tyce Halter, Bismarck High, 75-74 -- 149

Other Red River scorers

Zach Hinschberger 78-72 -- 150, Koby Kuenzel 72-82 -- 154, Saylor Kuenzel 81-77 -- 158

Other Central scorers

Brady McGarry 76-77 -- 153, Carson Seng 76-79 -- 155, Joey Kennelly 79-77 -- 156





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