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Trinity Boys B Golf Takes 10th Place at State Tournament – The Dickinson Press

OXBOW, ND – The Dickinson Trinity Golf Team competed in the 2022 NDHSAA Class B Boys State Golf Tournament with confidence on May 31 and June 1 at Oxbow Country Club, Oxbow, ND.

With water on 15 of the 18 holes and freezing winds throughout the day, the boys faced a huge challenge of longball accuracy for much of the tournament. The tournament consisted of 18 teams and 129 individual golfers who did their best to land their shots with precision.

At the end of the day, Kindred’s team would claim first place, followed by Oak Grove and Central Cass who tied for second place. Beulah’s team trailed closely behind in fourth.

Dickinson Trinity’s 6-man squad consisted of seniors Tyler Brusseau, Cade Fitterer, Logan Gross, Ty Dassinger, Ty Praus and Ayden Merry. As a team, the boys finished in 10th place.

“The course beat us a bit, we didn’t play very well on day one so it was tough to fight for day two,” said Trinity golf coach Jake Selinger. “The boys played better on the second day and I was really proud of them for not giving up.”

In the first round foursome, Gross struggled with double bogies at 7 of 18 holes. On hole 17, he got his first and only birdie of the round and finished with a total of 98.

Dassinger also started with a tough first-round performance, unable to nail any birdies, but executed his shots for par throughout. Praus would end up with 4 double bogies on the front nine and 6 on the back nine. Hitting a total of 3 normal shots throughout the 18-hole course in round one, Praus’ performance mirrored Merry with a scoreboard full of bogies and double bogies.

Fitterer was the strongest on the team with two first-round birdies and 5 of 18 for par.

Trinity’s Ty Dassinger prepares to hit his ball on the water-filled maze-like course.

Photo/courtesy of Jake Selinger

“The course was nothing like what we used to play,” Fitterer said. “The courses in our area are mostly open, so we had to be a lot more disciplined. The second hole of the day I took a 10 but I just said to myself that it was a privilege to be on a course like that and that I had to bounce back.

The Titans turned around with vastly improved shooting accuracy on day two. Dassinger was tied for 4 of his 18 shots and birdied on hole 15. With a board still full of bogies and double bogies, he couldn’t make it to the top of the leaderboard and finished individually in 65th square. for a tie at four. Senior Tyler Brusseau’s shots were accurate for nearly half of the 18 holes in round two, but he was unable to execute a perfect swing for a birdie or an eagle. Gross was tied for most of his shots with 95 points on the round. Cade Fitterer’s precision and drive continued into the second round with 2 birdies and 6 of 18 par shots. He finished in 21st place individually for a four-way tie. As a team, the boys had a total raw score of 645.

“It’s a tough course with a lot of trouble off the tee until you lose your ball,” Selinger said. We had never played the course before and there is not much room for error on the shots so it punished you if you made a mistake. Our young golfers have learned a lot about the importance of keeping the ball in play.”

In the individual standings, Champ Hettich of Beulah finished first followed by Paul Olson of Kindred in second and Zach Hendrickson in third. Karsen Kulseth of Bowman County finished ninth for a three-way tie with Max McQuillan of Kindred and Aidan Hall of North-Class. Oak Grove’s Cody Card was named NDHSCA Class B Men’s Golf Senior Athlete of the Year.

While some graduating seniors are leaving Trinity High School’s golf program, Fitterer, Dassinger and Gross will be the only three returning members of the state team next year.

“Consistency will be key to our success,” Selinger said. “My kids are a fun group and I’ve enjoyed coaching them this season.”

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Cade Fitterer performed as one of the best athletes on the team throughout the state tournament at Oxbow.

Photo/courtesy of Jake Selinger