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Perkins County girls’ golfers find their season winding down, with the final regular season scheduled meets behind them.
The Hershey Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 29 proved to be a successful event for the Plainsmen who took the gold with a season low score of 206.
Three of the four team members placed in the top 10—Jeannie Kuskie placed first with a score of 45; Janet Kuskie third with 49 and Emily Kiolbasa finished fifth with 52, her first time in the top 10. Teammate Steph Reichert was just a few strokes behind with a 60 on the nine-hole event.
“This was a great showing by the girls and a confidence builder heading into districts,” said Coach Troy Kemling. “It was special having three players medal in the top 10—we hadn’t done that in a couple of years.”
Hershey Invite
Team Results
1. Perkins Co.    206
2. Garden County    208
3. Hershey    218
4. Dundy County    231
5. North Platte JV    234
6. Creek Valley    245
7. Mullen    249

Individual Results
1. Jeannie Kuskie, PC    45
2. Shawna Lightfritz, GC    46
3. Janet Kuskie, PC    49
4. Brianna Shillingfon, DC    52
5. Emily Kiolbasa, PC    52
6. Alyssa Stark, Her    52
7. Karni Smith, Her    52
8. Karissa McCarthy, GC    53
9. Nicole Cox, Her    53
10. Courtney Baum, Mul    54
Other Perkins County
Scores
Stephanie Reichert    60

Best of the West
Senior Jeannie Kuskie qualified to compete in the Best of the West competition held in Gering on Wednesday, Sept. 30, finishing with a score of 101, and in 16th place out of 25 golfers.
She did not make it into the top 10, but counts the experience as a positive one that will improve her game.
“Jeannie actually hit the ball better than her score indicates,” said Coach Kemling. “She just couldn’t get the ball in the hole once on the greens and ended up with numberous three putts.”

Best of the West
Results
1. M. O’Connell, Sid    79
2. JaCee Pilkington, Bay    87
3. Tori Hager, Kim    87
4. Mariah Busch, Ger    90
5. Kelly Leininger, Sid    90
6. Holley Roth, Ger    92
7. Emily Wright, Bri    93
8. Cailey Pehrson, Ger    93
9. Jordan Sukup, Sid    95
10. Paris Miller, Ger    96
Perkins County Score
16. Jeannie Kuskie    101
Next Action
The girls participated in District competition on Monday, Oct. 5 in Ogallala, with senior Jeannie Kuskie qualifying to compete at state, held in Grand Island Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12-13.
Results will appear in a future issue of the Grant Tribune-Sentinel.