Red River sits eight shots back in third place after first day of state golf

The Roughriders were led by Cooper Freije, who sits in a tie for fifth after the first of two days at Fargo's Rose Creek Golf Course.

Grand Forks Red River's Brandon Riesinger tees off on No. 10 at Fargo's Rose Creek Golf Course to open his North Dakota Class A state meet round on June 7, 2022.
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FARGO — Grand Forks Red River will have to chase down a pair of Eastern Dakota Conference foes on the final day of the North Dakota Class A state meet if the Roughriders are to win a state championship.

Red River sits in third place, eight shots back of co-leaders Fargo Davies and West Fargo Sheyenne, after the first day of the state meet on Tuesday at Fargo's Rose Creek Golf Course.

Grand Forks Central sits in seventh.

Landon Olson of Fargo North and Nate Peyerl of West Fargo Sheyenne each shot 70s to pace the individual field.

Red River was led by senior Cooper Freije, who sits in fifth with a 73. Central's Brady McGarry and Red River's Skyler Syverson are in a large group tied for ninth with 75s.


The East Region held down the top four spots at the state meet with Davies, Sheyenne, Red River and North filling out the top four spots. Bismarck Century was the West Region's top finisher in fifth, 13 shots off the lead.

N.D. Class A meet

At Fargo’s Rose Creek

Day 1 of 2

Team totals

Fargo Davies 294, West Fargo Sheyenne 294, Grand Forks Red River 302, Fargo North 304, Bismarck Century 307, Minot 313, Grand Forks Central 314, Fargo Shanley 325, Dickinson 327, Bismarck Legacy 355, Bismarck St. Mary’s 355, Williston 393

Top 10 individuals

1. (tie) Landon Olson, North, 70, Nate Peyerl, Sheyenne, 70; 3. Gabe Benson, Davies, 71; 4. Jayce Johnson, Davies, 72; 5. (tie) Andrew Wilhelm, Sheyenne, 73, Cooper Freije, Red River, 73, Trent Wiemken, Davies, 73; 8. Evan Booth, South, 74; 9. (tie) Ben Likness, Sheyenne, 75, Brady McGarry, Central, 75, Brock Jones, Minot, 75, Carson Hannestad, North, 75, Duncan Tufte, Century, 75, Matthew Souther, Legacy, 75, Skyler Syverson, Red River, 75


Other GF Red River golfers

Jack Miller 76, Brandon Riesinger 77, Ethan Badolato 77, Saylor Kuenzel 77, Grant Gardner 81, Jake Grandstrand 82, Carson Skarperud 86, Zach Laframboise 86, Zach Benson 87

Other GF Central golfers

Mack Blue 76, Kyle Fulton 78, Hunter Anderson 83, Evan Panzer 86, Connor Litzinger 96

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