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Jaya Grube, Grand Forks Red River both sit in second after Day 1 of state golf

Grube is one shot back of leader Leah Herbel of Bismarck Century, who shot a 72 in the opening round of the state meet in Jamestown.

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Red River's Jaya Grube follows through on a drive Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, during the North Dakota State Class A Girls' Golf Tournament at the Jamestown Country Club.
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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Grand Forks Red River isn't the leader in the clubhouse, but the Roughriders are sitting in good position entering the second day of the North Dakota state Class A girls golf meet.

Jaya Grube sits in second individually while the Riders as a team are also in second heading into Tuesday's second and final day of the event.

Grube, a junior, is one shot off the lead and the Riders are three shots out of first place.

"Jaya was so solid," Red River coach Eric Sanders said. "She was giving herself chances like crazy. She made some big putts but a lot of times she didn't really have to because she put herself in good spots. She was comfortable and committed all day, so it was cool to watch."

Bismarck Century leads the pack with a score of 318. Red River shot 321, followed by Mandan and Fargo Davies. Both Mandan and Davies shot 333.

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Bismarck Century's Leah Herbel is the Day 1 leader with a 72, followed by Grube with a 73. Rose Solberg of Fargo Davies, the defending state medalist, is in third with a 75.

Red River freshman Ella Speidel also cracked the Top 10 by shooting an 80 to sit in ninth.

Day 1 leader Leah Herbel is the twin sister of senior Hannah Herbel, who sits in fourth with a 76. Hannah Herbel was a three-time state champion from 2018-20.

Red River rounded out its scoring with a pair of 84s from Sophie Brakke and Taylor Piepkorn.

Red River has had three state individual champions since 2007 including Rachel Roller (2007), JoDee Wheeler (2011) and Morgan Hetletved (2017).

The Riders have won five state team titles (1979, 1988, 1990, 1997, 2017).

"You can't control it all," Sanders said. "There's going to be some luck and some things happen, and it all matters how you react. You don't win this without a little luck."

N.D. Class A state meet

In Jamestown, Monday, Day 1 of 2

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Team results

1. Century 318; 2. G.F. Red River 321; 3. Mandan 333; T3. Fargo Davies 333; 5. Minot 351; T5. W.F. Sheyenne 351; 7. Shanley 352; T7. Legacy 352; 9. St. Mary's 353; 10. Wahpeton 355; 11. Fargo North 366; 12. Jamestown 382.

Top 10

1. Leah Herbel, BC, 72; 2. Jaya Grube, RR, 73; 3. Rose Solberg, FD, 75; 4. Hannah Herbel, BC, 76; 5. Ruby Heydt, MAN, 78; T5. Payton Stocker, W.F. Sheyenne, 78; 7. Anna Huettl, MAN, 79; T8. Abigail Schneider, SM, 79; 9. Ella Speidel, RR, 80; T9. Lindsey Astrup, SHAN, 80. T9. Lexi Bartley, FD, 80; 12. Mia Aarestad, FS, 81.

Other GF Red River results

Sophie Brakke 84, Taylor Piepkorn 84, Lauren Soholt 88, Ella McMullin 94, Olivia Whitesock 96

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Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, tmiller@gfherald.com or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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