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Ellee Rybchinski of Bottineau wins the Region 4 golf competition, and Meadow Roberts is chosen a senior athlete



Minot, North Dakota – Monday, Bottineau freshman Ellee Rybchinski arrived at the Souris Valley Golf Course’s 18th hole tee box with a five-stroke lead.

When Ellee began playing golf in the seventh grade, she claimed the experience was something she had never imagined.

She won the golf competition for Region 4 by four strokes despite bogeying the last hole.

“I did not believe that I could ever win regionals when I first started golf. I just kept working hard at the course and wanted to feel it. Always come in with a positive attitude in every tournament and play your best always. I don’t know, hit it well,” said Ellee.

The Stars together captured their second consecutive region championship.

Meadow Roberts of Nedrose was chosen as the region’s senior athlete of the year by the region’s coaches.

“Your mental game is the biggest thing. I was so hard on myself, I had really bad self-talk but this year I focused on really good self-talk. I think that has helped me. I’ve shot a 49 on the front, then went 38 on the back. Good self-talk can go a long way for you,” said Meadow.

The ladies class B state competition will place in Mapleton from September 25 to 26.

Region 4 Tournament Individual Qualifiers
1. Elle Rybchinski, freshman, Bottineau – 87
2. Ava Thorenson, senior, Bottineau – 91
3. Meadow Roberts, senior, Nedrose – 92
4. Laken Lee, junior, Westhope/Newburg – 93
5. Marly Santjer, freshman, Rugby – 94
6. Isabel Helde, senior, Nedrose – 97
7. Katie Moen, freshman, Bottineau – 98
8. Leah Conway, senior, Nedrose – 100
9. (tie) Cienna Clemens, senior, Velva – 101 and Keelah Karow, senior, Velva – 101

Region 4 Tournament Team Qualifiers
1. Bottineau – 383
2. Nedrose – 395
3. Velva – 422