Kindred's Mark Olson takes Class B medalist honors, Vikings win team title

May 30, 2018 5:00 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

MAPLETON, N.D. – A pair of Kindred sophomores – Mark Olson and Parker Bartels – finished 1-2 to help the Vikings win their first NDHSAA Class B Boys Golf state championship since 2016.

Olson finished the tournament five over par and shot an even-par 72 on Wednesday, May 30 at Maple River Golf Club. Olson started the day two shots behind Day 1 leaders Bartels and Jett Mattson of Heart River who turned in 3-over 75’s on Tuesday May 29.

Kindred has won five of the last eight Class B Boys golf team state championships.

The Vikings were 10-over as a team on Day 2 and finished the tournament with a team total of 608 strokes – 23 better than runner up Heart River.

Bartels carded a 3-over 75 on Wednesday to match his Day 1 round. Kindred sophomore Sam Henke finished the tournament 9-over and took fifth-place in the individual race.