Bison golfers sixth at tough Hastings Invite

Friday, April 13, 2018

HASTINGS, Neb. -- McCook managed a sixth-place finish at Thursday’s Hastings High Invitational with a score of 338.

There was a clear division between the Class A and B schools in the team standings. Norfolk won the team title with a score of 296, while North Platte was second with 309. Kearney High was third with 321, while Grand Island Senior High was fourth with 323.

Bison head coach Rick Haney noted that Thursday’s tournament had a number of strong, big-class teams.

“This tournament was a tale of two distinct classes with four really tough teams from Class A leading the pack and the rest being Class B who trailed behind them. Norfolk is a top class A contender, and North Platte could finish at the top of Class A as well.”

Leading McCook Thursday at Lockland Golf Course was Gabe Vielma, who finished 14th overall with a score of 81 (41-40). Trevor Oberg was second for the Bison with his round of 83 (42-41).

Those two stood out the most to Haney.

“Gabe continues to be consistent by scoring around the 80 mark and placing as an individual again. The other player who played and scored well was Trevor Oberg. He carded an 83, which, for the day, was very good.”

Other Bison scores were Hunter Hays and Tanner Unger, who both scored 87s, and Brady Esch, who had a 90.

“We finished with a team score of 338, which was a step back from where we have been scoring,” Haney noted. “But the winds and some players having some issues on a couple of holes contributed to that higher score.”

GISH’s Cade McCallum won the individual title with a stellar 66 on the day. Norfolk’s trio of Kellen Rossman (second place, 72 score), Luke Kluver (third, 73) and Jake Kluver (fourth, 74) were next in scoring.

The Bison will be back in action next Tuesday, when they host the McCook Invite at Heritage Hills Golf Course.

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