Gering golfers look to build on first-meet results
     2013-04-04      By Terry Gaston    sports@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Doug Harris/Gering Citizen - The 2013 boys’ Gering golf team are (front row, left to right): Logan VanAnne, Alex Lupher, Baily Hort, Austin Rogers and Mark Montague. Back row: Mason Marsh, Davis Eskam, Brock Belgum, Austin Kaufman, Justin Schwartzkopf and Damian Hort. Not pictured: Kraiger Ebbers. Coach: Keaton Green. 
The Gering boys’ golf team got off to an early start this season, playing at the North Platte Invitational on March 22.

After the Sidney Invitational was postponed one day from Tuesday, the Bulldogs were then set to return to action Wednesday after looking to improve overall during their layoff between the North Platte and Sidney tourneys.

Gering sophomore Baily Hort gave the Bulldogs a pleasant surprise in the North Platte meet when he scored an 85 to earn seventh place in his first varsity tournament.

“I was really excited for Baily to shoot as well as he did,” Gering coach Keaton Green said of Hort, who qualified for the state wrestling tournament in February.

“He’s come so far in the last year. He came out as a freshman last year and had hardly any golf experience. But he put in his time over the summer and got out and played every day and worked on his game, and it really showed that he did spend that time.”

Green otherwise saw plenty of room for improvement of the other Bulldog golfers as they prepared for their second tournament.

Alex Lupher led the other Gering players with a 109, followed by Austin Kaufman at 110, Kraiger Ebbers with a 112 and Damian Hort at 120.

“I know that they are capable of better scores, and to see them in the hundreds like they were was disappointing for them,” Green said. “But it was the first tournament, I know there are a lot of nerves going on with the first tournament, so we have it behind us now and we can look forward to Sidney on Tuesday.”

After Sidney, the Bulldogs will play in the Mitchell tourney on Tuesday. Gering’s home invitational will be May 2.

“We just need to keep ourselves mentally fit during the rounds so we are not making those errors and costing ourselves some strokes,” Green said. “I think the mental part will be a part over the next few weeks.”

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