Cats’ Poynter continues to shoot the lights out
     2016-08-26      By Jerry Purvis    news@geringcitizen.com
Sidney Sun-Telegraph Scottsbluffs’ Shelby Poynter tops field at Cheyenne Invite. 
Coming off a spectacular finish at the Cheyenne Invitational, where she finished 14 strokes ahead of her nearest competitor, Scottsbluff golfer Shelby Poynter took the individual title at the Sidney Invite on Aug. 23.

Poynter, just a junior, finished the course with a round of 72, nine strokes ahead of Chadron’s Alpine Hickstein.

Scottsbluff also won the invite with a team score of 364, 21 shots over runner-up Ogallala. Gering was in sixth place, posting a team score of 404.

“We knocked off probably 30 shots from our last meet at Cheyenne,” said Scottsbluff Coach Mike Klein. “Overall, it was a decent day and we turned in some good scores despite the wind.”

He also observed the team has been making improvements in their short game and in putting. “That’s where we’ve been losing a lot of strokes,” he said. “We’ll be focusing on that over the next week.”/
Scottsbluff placed two other golfers in the top 10 at Sidney: D.J. Bokelman in 8th with a 92 round, and Rachel Hancock in 10th with 97. Teammates Jordyn Hoxworth and Ashlynn Haun both shot rounds of 103./
Afton Mitchell led the Gering squad with a round of 97. Jaylen Beam carded a 101, with Megan Maser a stroke back at 102. Jayda Ahrens shot a 104 on the day, rounded out with Baily Kreider at 108.
After traveling to Bayard for an invitational on Aug. 25, Scottsbluff will see action at their home invite on Aug. 29, which will include Gering and several other local teams.
***
Scottsbluff got off to a strong start early in the season as they played some of the larger Wyoming schools in the Cheyenne Invitational Aug. 18 – 19 at the Airport Golf Course.

Scottsbluff finished second, behind Casper Kelly Walsh. But the standout at the invite was Bearcat Shelby Poynter, who’s nationally ranked. Firing a round of 75 on Thursday, followed by 74 on Friday, she grabbed the individual title by 14 strokes with a two-day total of 149.

Klein said he saw some solid performances from his players in their first event. But he said it showed as to which players worked on their games over the summer.

“Basically we wanted to find out where we need work,” he said. “We got the ball around pretty good, but our short game and putting was a down point for us. We’ll be working on that.”

Other Bearcats in the running were Rachel Hancock in 10th place with a 189 and D.J. Bokelman in 11th at 192. Jordyn Hoxworth shot a 212 over the two days, tying for 15th place overall. Ashlyn Haun came in at 218 for 18th place.

Share this story on Facebook
LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Afternoon friend!
Recently Read Sports
1315Cats’ Poynter continues to shoot the lights out
1120Gering football rebuilding on experience, depth
841Nine Cougars make academic all-American, softball team earns team academic honor
1069Gering volleyball stumbles
1242Morrill hosts nine teams at golf tournament
803Feddersen scores 32, WNCC women run past Lamar 95-57
1070Lions to build on training
1060District champions again: Scottsbluff boys rally past upstart Alliance for fifth straight B-6 championship
1070Scottsbluff takes third at home tennis invite
760Bridgeport outplays Bayard to capture C2-12 sub-district title
1072Scottsbluff Boys District B-6 Champions
1438Scottsbluff returns as state golf champs
1270Gering’s Meisner attends college volleyball camps
1071Scottsbluff wrestlers finish second in home dual
1840New coach to lead Gering girls’ golf
1074All Points West: Huskers, nephew come up winners
754Bayard wrestlers capture Banner County tourney title
1073Westco Teams Sweep Gering
1365All Points West: Huskers could feast on Hawks
1073Scottsbluff tennis boys finish strong
Most Read Sports 2012
4050Mitchell track off to a strong start
3936Morrill baseball back in business
3341Rivals make good friends, better training partners
3320Gering wrestling builds on experience
3217Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
3162Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2966All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
2945Gering resident lives his dream
2827All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
2775Raising the bar high
2758Basketball girls hungry for more wins
2747Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2736Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2679Cougars clench 18th straight Region IX title
2623Sterkel Colorado bound, inks with Rangers
2615Beam to golf at Midland
2531Doing the heavy lifting
2450Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2277Scottsbluff hopes to repeat as state champs
2248Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
Most Read Sports 2011
4050Mitchell track off to a strong start
3936Morrill baseball back in business
3341Rivals make good friends, better training partners
3320Gering wrestling builds on experience
3217Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
3162Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2966All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
2945Gering resident lives his dream
2827All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
2775Raising the bar high
2758Basketball girls hungry for more wins
2747Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2736Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2679Cougars clench 18th straight Region IX title
2623Sterkel Colorado bound, inks with Rangers
2615Beam to golf at Midland
2531Doing the heavy lifting
2450Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2277Scottsbluff hopes to repeat as state champs
2248Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
Platte Valley Companies
Fresh Foods
Hale Multimedia LLC
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson
= = = Platte Valley Companies' = = =
Sports Page

Check out the
Gering Bulldogs on