Bison varsity golfers 2nd at North Platte triangular

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

McCook JV

finishes first

NORTH PLATTE -- The McCook Bison boys golf team went to North Platte for a triangular Monday.

The Bison placed second in the varsity division and first in the junior varsity division.

North Platte won the varsity division with a 177 score, followed by McCook 183 and Ogallala 190.

McCook won the JV division with a 202 score, followed by North Platte 212 and Ogallala 219.

Adam Kruger paced the Bison varsity with a 44 score, followed by Joe Vetrovsky 45, Eric Rippen 45, Ben Vetrovsky 49 and Justin Spector 50.

McCook JV player Bryce Buhr posted the best score in the tournament with a 41. Jake Reiners fired a 50, Cameron Foster 52, Austin Larson 59 and Tony Bieck 60.

"It was a tough day with the course not giving up many good scores," said McCook boys golf coach Rick Haney.

"It was fun to see Bryce post that round and we are eager to see what he can do the rest of the season. The second best score was Adam Kruger with a 44. Adam is getting more consistent each week," Haney said.

McCook competes at Lexington today and hosts the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference tournament Friday at Heritage Hills, starting at 9 a.m.

The Bison golfers compete at Ogallala on May 8 (Thursday) and districts at Ogallala on May 12 (Monday).

Oberlin golfers compete at TMP, Rawlins County meets -- The Decatur Community High School-Oberlin golf team competed the Thomas More Prep Invitational Monday at Hays, Kan., and the Rawlins County-Atwood Invitational Saturday.

Oberlin finished 13th in the 13-team TMP tournament with a 443 score.

The Hays High junior varsity won the team title with a 338 score, edging out second-place Colby by four strokes.

Phillipsburg placed third with a 350 score, followed by Russell 364, Trego 365, Goodland 368, Hays High C team 372, TMP 385, Norton 396, Larned 407, Scott City 416 and Ellis 437.

Jordan Tally and Nathan Simonsson led the Oberlin Red Devils with 107 scores. Jacob Larue fired a 112, Chris Larson 117 and Josh Ritter 135.

"This is quite an experience to play such a fine golf course," said Oberlin coach Dick Ahlberg. "Smoky Hill Country Club is a championship golf course. Our players were a bit intimidated and we did not have our best day."

Oberlin, Brewster and Triplains did not field full teams for the Rawlins County-Atwood meet Saturday, which was shortened to nine holes because of bad weather.

Most of Oberlin's team members were participating in the state music competition.

Simonsson fired a 58, Ritter 66 and Larson 68.

Colby won the team title with a 164 score, followed by Goodland 171, Hoxie 182, Rawlins County 182 and Quinter 189.

Oberlin competes at the Colby Invitational Thursday.

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