Bearcats, Bulldogs shoot team bests, earn first, second at Gering meet
     2014-09-18      By Terry Gaston    sports@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Terry Gaston/for the Citizen - Gering senior Sam Rahmig sinks her put on the 10th hole Tuesday during the Gering Invitational girls’ golf tournament at Monument Shadows Golf Course in Gering. Rahmig finished second individually with a 78 and led the Bulldogs to a second-place team finish. 
Gering girls’ golf coach Jessica Boswell has seen her Bulldogs finish second in four straight tournaments out of five so far this fall.
But, while Gering’s places remain consistent, the Bulldogs’ team scores keep improving.

Gering had two medalists and its other team-scoring players shoot 109 apiece, giving the Bulldogs a second-place team score of 390 at the Gering Invitational on Tuesday at Monument Shadows Golf Course.
Scottsbluff, meanwhile, dramatically lowered its team-best score for the second time in five days. The Bearcats won the Gering meet with a four-player count of 356, 22 strokes better than its four-player score at the Casper (Wyo.) Invitational on Friday.

Scottsbluff senior Jordan York led individuals Tuesday with her score of 74, followed by Gering senior Sam Rahmig’s season-best matching 78. Rahmig had shot 78 on Saturday in winning medalist honors at the Chadron Invitational.

Bearcat junior Hannah Holloway finished Tuesday’s round with an 80, while freshman Shelby Poynter took seventh for Scottsbluff at 97.
Bearcat junior Karlie Johnson carded a 105, which put her score into a tiebreak for 10th place. However, Sidney’s Megan Neal received the medal on the scorecard tiebreak. Mitchell junior Myranda Musfelt came in at 106, a stroke off making the top-10 tie, to finish in 12th.

“Our top two are good players and we don’t have to worry about those,” Scottsbluff coach Mike Klein said. “Now, Shelby broke 100 today and she’s been doing in that in practice. Our (third- and fourth-place) scores have been running around 112, 113 and 119.
“Shelby shot 136 and 139 in her first two tournaments and she had 105 Friday. Karlie was in the 130s at the beginning of the season. So now our scores are coming down, and that (356) is by far the best score I have seen in Class B.”

Gering senior Jasie Beam placed sixth with her 94, while sophomores Jaylen Beam and Baily Kreider each shot 109 to round out the Bulldogs’ first sub-400 team score of the season. Gering’s lowest team count had been Beam and Kreider thus finished in a four-way tie for 15th that included Bayard senior Tessa Douglas. Also for Gering, Allysa Hoagland was 25th at 115 and freshman D.J. Bokelman shot a 139.

Bearcat golfers take 2nd in Casper tourney

CASPER, Wyo. – The Scottsbluff girls’ golf team knocked off 14 strokes from its season-best, four-player score Friday in claiming second place at the Casper Invitational.
The tournament had been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, but because of inclement weather conditions on Wednesday and Thursday, the tourney was shortened to one 18-hole round Friday.

“When we started (Tuesday morning), it wasn’t very nice. It was foggy and cold, but that’s life. This time of year we have to expect different weather.”

Despite having to wait for about four inches of snow to melt off and the tee boxes and greens to thaw out, play finally began late Friday morning.

Eighteen holes later, Scottsbluff senior Jordan York was the second-place finisher with a 75. Caitlyn Skavdahl of Casper-Natrona County won medalist honors with a 73.
Scottsbluff junior Hannah Holloway also medaled for the Bearcats with an 86 to finish in sixth. Also for Scottsbluff, freshman Shelby Poynter carded a 105, freshman Karlie Johnson came in at 112 and Hailey Sanderson scored a 133.

Including Johnson’s fourth-place score, Scottsbluff’s four-player total of 378 bettered its best four-player team count at 392.
Wyoming scores just the top-three golfers in team results, however. So Natrona County was the team victor at 233 and Scottsbluff’s 266 was good for second place.

Tuesday’s 356 at Gering shattered the Bearcats’ unofficial four-player count, from the Cheyenne Invitational on Sept. 4, by 36 strokes. Scottsbluff’s best official four-player score had been its 394 in winning the Western Conference Tournament at Sidney on Aug. 29.

Chadron golfer, Sidney team dominate play at Mitchell tourney

MITCHELL – At the Mitchell Invitational on Friday, Chadron’s Alpine Hickstein was the dominant individual medalist with a 17-stroke victory at Scenic Knolls Golf Course.
Hickstein cruised through the course with a score of 80 (41-39), outplaying runner-up Musfelt of Mitchell and her 97 (49-48). Bayard’s Douglas finished in third at 98 (52-46). Two Bridgeport golfers, Kassi Marx (100) and Cassidy Mitchell (101), rounded out the top five.

Sidney won the team title with a four-player score of 440, two better than Bridgeport and three lower than Bayard. Creek Valley was the only other school with a team score, finishing fourth at 480.

Gering’s Rahmig, Sidney score wins at Chadron

Gering’s Rahmig led the pack Saturday at the Chadron Invitational, carding a 78 to win medalist honors by nine strokes.
Rachel Blauert of Sidney was second at 87, leading the Red Raiders to their second team title in three days. Sidney improved on its total from the blustery Mitchell tournament by 37 strokes to card a four-player score of 403.

Gering was second at 404, with Jasie Beam earning a sixth-place medal by shooting a 104.
Bayard’s Douglas finished in ninth place with her count of 109.

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