Killdeer golf teams teeing off at early season prep tourneys

Killdeer’s Zach Andersen and Tony Kluver are flirting with potential state tournament berths after their first golf outing of the season in Beulah.

And the Killdeer girls will get their first chance at qualifying for state on Tuesday on their home course.

Andersen and Kluver each carded scores of 89 at the 10-team Beulah tournament at the par 70 Black Sands Golf Course of Beulah on April 20. One way to qualify for state is to post a round of 10 over par. The Killdeer golfers were nine strokes off the pace.

They helped the Cowboys place seventh with a score of 391. Heart River won the tournament with a score of 304, followed by host Beulah at 350.

Jon Tomjack was third for Killdeer with a score of 111, followed by Ryan Zastoupil’s 120. Dayne Frederiks carded a 118 and Gabe Magee had a 132.

The boys are scheduled to compete at the Bowman County tournament today.

The Killdeer girls have played in two tournaments in the early going. Kurtlyn Hall shot a 144 in the season opener at Hazen on April 18 and then shaved 30 strokes off her score on April 21 in the Bowman County tournament. Brooke Bang posted a 71 in nine holes at Hazen and then had 121 in Bowman, while Kaitlyn Warren carded a 130.

Hazen won their own tournament, followed by Bowman County. Heart River took top honors at the Bowman tournament, followed by Hazen. Killdeer didn’t score as a team because it does not have enough players.

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