Cambridge duo battles elements at Class C Girls Golf Championship

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
GICC's Blakely Wooden lines up a putt on the ninth hole at Lake Maloney Golf Course Monday afternoon. The Class C field concludes play with Tuesday's final round.
Gabe Gauthier/McCook Gazette

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Rain, wind and temperatures rivaling Wisconsin’s football score made for a difficult opening round of the Class C Girls Golf Championship Monday at Lake Maloney Golf Course.

For Cambridge’s Lexie Sines and Ryann Lewis, it was just another day at the course.

Sines and Lewis fired first-day scores of 97 and 101, respectively. Both golfers saw improved scores on the back nine to help their positions heading into the final round.

Sines currently sits in a four-way tie for 26th place. The sophomore began her day with a 49 on the front nine before a 48 on the final nine. Her best performance came on the par-four Hole 15, where she sank a birdie.

Lewis is tied for 39th place. She opened with a 52 on the first nine before rallying for a 49 on the back half of the course. Lewis’ best result came on Hole 13, where she got par.

Chadron’s Ricki Hickstein posted an even-par 72 to distance herself from the rest of the field. She currently rests eight strokes ahead of Ogallala’s Kira Mestl, who shot 80.

In the team standings, Ogallala currently occupies the top spot with a team score of 363. Chadron is second with 382 and Lincoln Christian third with 402.

Due to frost, Tuesday’s final round is delayed one hour. First tee times will be at 10:30 a.m.

Sines will start her final round at 11:34 a.m., while Lewis starts at 10:54 a.m.

BY THE NUMBERS: Class C Girls Golf Championship

Team Standings

1, Ogallala, 363. 2, Chadron, 382. 3, Lincoln Christian, 402. 4, Pierce, 408. 5, Cozad, 409. t-6, Columbus Scotus, 412. t-6, Broken Bow, 412. 8. Kearney Catholic, 413. 9, Mitchell, 417. 10, Archbishop Bergan, 421. 11, O’Neill, 423. t-12, Hartington Cedar Catholic, 424. t-12, Lincoln Lutheran, 424. 14, Shelby-Rising City, 465. 15, Johnson County Central, 468.

Individual Top-10

1, Hickstein, Chadron, 72. 2, Mestl, Ogallala, 80. 3, Cornelius, Cozad, 82. t-3, Ulrich, Hartington Cedar Catholic, 82. 5, Hiltibrand, Ogallala, 84. 6, Peters, Tri County, 85. 7, Van Ostrand, Lincoln Christian, 88. t-8, Gotschall, O’Neill, 90. t-8, Reifert, Norfolk Catholic, 90. t-10, Labs, Gibbon, 91. t-10, Johnson, Broken Bow, 91. t-26, Sines, Cambridge, 97. t-39, Lewis, Cambridge, 101.

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