Minot’s Gavin Argent and Grand Forks Red River’s Zach Hinschberger needed a sudden-victory playoff to decide a state champion after tying atop the leaderboard at four-under-par 140 at the end of 36 holes. Argent birdied the second playoff to win the tournament and claim the championship.
West Fargo Sheyenne won the team championship with a combined score of 598.
“That was definitely a grind today,” Argent said. “We played nine this morning and that was a good nine holes to start. Went back to the hotel, took a little nap. Came back and it was a grind — really hot out, no wind, perfect conditions.”
After finishing Hole 18, the two golfers were shuttled back down the hill to the tee box where they were set to repeat that same hole until there was a winner.
Tuesday’s first round was stormed out, so the golfers all had to finish Round 1 at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, and then went right back out to play Round 2 on Wednesday afternoon.
Both Argent and Hinschberger played 27 holes Wednesday before