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A playoff between the Herbel sisters seemed inevitable.

On Tuesday, the first of what could be many happened with Leah edging her twin sister Hannah for medalist honors at the Legacy Invite at Riverwood Golf Course.

Leah Herbel, who earned her second win of the season and helped the Patriots to their fifth team title, said both of the twin sisters left happy after posting matching 75s.

"Technically, we both won," Leah said. "We both went out there and did our best."

Both sisters parred the opening playoff hole -- No. 1 -- but Leah earned the win on the second playoff hole -- No. 9.

Leah said there was a little pressure in the playoff, but it was made easier based on the opponent.

"It was fun," Leah said. "Since she's my sister it was a little more relaxed, I guess."

Just eighth-graders, the Herbels have combined for five wins in seven tournaments on the West Region circuit.

"Yeah, it will probably be the first of many," Century coach Lindsay Reede said of the playoff between the sisters. "Hannah had the upper hand early in the round, then Leah started sinking birdies. I really didn't know what their scores were until they turned them in and they were tied."

Century's winning 321 was 20 strokes better than runner-up Williston.

Gabby Easton of St. Mary's had the only other round in the 70s, a 79, to finish alone in third at Riverwood where keeping the ball in regulation is key.

"All of the trees make it so tight. If you can keep the ball in play, you have a better chance to have success," Leah Herbel said. "I was actually putting pretty good today and that helped me out a lot too."

Century has won three tournaments in a row, the last two by a combined 38 shots.

"We don't get too worried about anything other than going out and playing our best," Leah said.

Madison Braun shot an 85 for the Patriots to tie for eighth. Riley Ball (87) rounded out the top four.

"Right now the consistency is there and the girls are playing well," Reede said. "We want to keep pushing to get a few lower numbers, but we're definitely happy with how the girls are playing."

Abby Schmidt of St. Mary's shot an 81 to finish sixth.

Mandan finished one stroke out of second place with a 342. Cortnie Mongeon (81) and Deona Roehrich (84) led the way.

Grace Stroh shot an 86 for Bismarck High, her second-lowest score of the season.

Up next is the Mandan Invite at Prairie West on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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