|Bearcats claim fifth golf title|
|October 01, 2015 Jerry Purvis|
The Scottsbluff girls’ golf team continues to dominate their district, claiming a fifth season title last Saturday at the Alliance Invitational.
The Bearcats carded a team score of 357, six strokes better than runner up Sidney at 363.
Scottsbluff Head Coach Mike Klein said the weather was a big challenge from the start. “It was cold and overcast and windy when we got there. The clouds broke up and it got warmer later, but it was windy all day.”
He added the way the Skyview Golf Course is set up, most of the holes were either straight downwind or into the wind.
Three Scottsbluff golfers medaled in the top 10 at Alliance. Shelby Poynter, who won their home invite the week prior, took her second straight title with a 79. Teammate Hannah Holloway came in second at 82. Karlie Johnson medaled in sixth place, carding a 95. Scottsbluff’s other individual finishers were Jordyn Hoxworth at 101 and Rachel Hancock with 108.
“Both Shelby and Hannah were having some problems hitting the fairways,” Klein said. “But for the conditions, I thought both of them played awesome.”
The Gering Bulldogs placed fourth as a team, carding an overall score of 409. They were led by DJ Bokelman, who medaled in seventh place with a round of 96. Next was Jaylen Beam at 100, Allysa Hoagland with 105, Baily Kreider at 108 and Megan Maser at 111.
“The wind had a big effect on the golfers,” said Gering Head Coach Jessica Boswell. “Most of the team wasn’t pleased with their scores. It was good to see them come back with a solid back nine after struggling at first.”
Boswell said that going forward, the team plans to continue working on their short game, including chipping and putting.
In Division II at the Alliance Invite, Bayard won the team title with 426. They were coming off a big win at the Bridgeport Invite on Sept. 24, where they carded a team score of 415.
Bayard was led by Carissa Wolfe, medaling in fourth with a round of 102. Two of her teammates also medaled in the top 10. Christina Applegate carded a 105 for ninth place and RyAnne Blau was in 10th with a 108 score. Sam Trevino finished at 111 for Bayard.
Mitchell was the runner up in team scoring in Alliance, finishing a single stroke behind Bayard at 427.
Two of their golfers medaled in the top 10. Kenzey Kanno shot an 89 for second place and Myranda Musfelt followed in third with a round of 97.
Teammate Ashley Jackson finished at 116, followed by Mykinzee Musfelt with 125.
Scottsbluff next sees action on Fri. Oct. 2 as they travel to North Platte for the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference tournament.
Gering Activities Director Glen Koski said that Wednesday’s Best of the West event, scheduled for Sept. 30, has been cancelled this year due to the declining number of players over the past few years.