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Jaya Grube, Grand Forks Red River finish runner-up at state golf

Fargo Davies freshman Rose Solberg took medalist honors by one shot over Red River junior Jaya Grube.

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As viewed through autumn foliage, Jaya Grube of Grand Forks Red River follows through on a drive Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, during the North Dakota Class A Girls' Golf Tournament at the Jamestown Country Club. John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun
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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Grand Forks Red River junior Jaya Grube finished strong Tuesday on the final day of the North Dakota Class A girls golf meet.

Grube carded an eagle and a birdie to close out her second and final round at the Jamestown Country Club.

It wasn't quite enough to earn medalist honors, though. Grube finished runner-up to Fargo Davies freshman Rose Solberg.

"I admire how tough (Grube) is because she had a tough couple of holes," Red River coach Eric Sanders said. "For her to step up and keep her head up ... No. 17 was incredible. She bombed a hybrid to 6 to 8 feet and made the putt. The last hole she had to make it from the fairway to have a chance and she missed that thing by an inch. Bounced once, went right by the hole and spun back. She tapped in for birdie to finish. It was a gutsy finish."

Sanders was named state coach of the year after the meet.

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Grube shot a two-day total of 149, while Solberg shot a 148. Solberg shot a 73 on the meet's final day to earn her first state crown.

Grube finished ahead of Bismarck Century twin sisters Leah and Hannah Herbel who finished third and fourth, respectively. Leah was one shot back of Grube while Hannah was three shots back of Grube.

Hannah, the state's senior player of the year, was a three-time state champion from 2018-20.

Red River finished second as a team as Bismarck Century pulled away from the Roughriders on the final day to win by 10 strokes.

Davies finished third, followed by Mandan and Bismarck Legacy.

Red River finished eighth at state last year.

N.D. Class A state meet

In Jamestown, Monday

Day 2 of 2

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Team results

1. Century 636; 2. G.F. Red River 646; 3. Fargo Davies 652; 4. Mandan 658; 5. Legacy 689; 6. W.F. Sheyenne 696; 7. Wahpeton 699; 7. Minot 699; 9. Shanley 704; 10. St. Mary's 709; 11. Fargo North 735; 12. Jamestown 773.

Top 10

1. Rose Solberg, FD, 148; 2. Jaya Grube, RR, 149; 3. Leah Herbel, BC, 150; 4. Hannah Herbel, BC, 152; T4. Anna Huettl, MAN, 152; 6. Lexi Bartley, FD, 153; 7. Lindsey Astrup, SHAN, 154; 8. Payton Stocker, WFS, 155; 9. Ella Speidel, RR, 159; T9. Abigail Schneider, SM, 159.

Other Red River results

Sophie Brakke 168, Lauren Soholt 174, Taylor Piepkorn 174, Ella McMullin 183, Olivia Whitesock 189

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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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