Killdeer golfers finding strokes at tournaments

Seven was the magic number for the Killdeer boys golf team in the Hazen tournament.

Tony Kluver shot an 81 to place seventh individually, just six strokes from first place. His score helped the Killdeer Cowboys place seventh with a score of 394 in the nine-team tournament.

Heart River won the tournament with a score of 309, paced by medalists Joey Wagner’s 75.

The tournament was Kluver’s best effort of the season. Meanwhile, the Cowboys also saw Ryan Zastoupil come in with a score of 100, followed by Jon Tomjack at 105 and Mike Hutchison at 108.

However, Kluver and the Cowboys struggled at the Standing Rock tournament, which was also a state qualifier. Kluver ballooned with a score of 100 and the Cowboys posted a season-worst 416.

Zach Andersen led the Cowboys with a score of 93, followed by Kluver, Zastoupil (109), Hutchison (114) and Tomjack (115).

Heart River won the team title with a score of 359 and Wagner also won the medalist after shooting a 70.

On the girls side, the Cowboys participated in the Heart River tournament but did not have anybody in varsity action. Brooke Bang and Kaitlyn Warren placed in the junior varsity tournament. Bang shot a 113 to place third while Warren was fifth with a score of 119.

The Cowboys also hosted a state qualifier at Medicine Hole Golf Course but no state-qualifying scores were recorded. No individual or team scores were kept.

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