The Valley City State University men's golf team shot a modern-day school record of 291 on Thursday during day one of the Blue Hawk Invite.
VCSU's total is just 7-over par and is the lowest team score since the golf program was reinstated in 2009. The previous lowest total for a VCSU team was a 297. VCSU holds a 10-shot lead over Bismarck State (301) after the first round. Dickinson State is in third with a 313 total.
Kyle Wiebe led the way with a 3-under 68 on Thursday in Dickinson. Wiebe blistered the back nine with a 32 and holds a two-shot lead in the tournament entering the final round on Friday.
Tyler Baukol and Jared Lentz turned in strong rounds as well for VCSU. Baukol carded an even-par round of 71 and sits in third place. Lentz is tied for fourth after shooting a 2-over 73. Jeremie Pasitney (79) and Collin Hoss (80) rounded out VCSU's team.
VCSU freshman Cameron Rall, playing as an unattached individual, shot a 77.
On the women's side, Valley City State is third out of three teams after day one. The Vikings carded a team total of 401. Bismarck State leads with a 355 while Dickinson is second with a 370.
Nicole Heinitz and Haley Christofferson both had good rounds for the Viking women. Heinitz shot an 87 and is in fourth place overall. Christofferson carded an 88 and is in fifth place. Hannah Gress (111) and Tory Anderson (115) rounded out VCSU's team score.
The second and final round of the Blue Hawk Invite is Friday in Dickinson.