The 2016-17 district runner up golf team includes (l-r): Carson Thelander, Jacob Woodmancy Michael Beck, Tyler Thelander, Josh Johnston, Tyson Patrick and Coach Troy Kemling.
District runner-up Plainsmen earn trip to state tournament
By Samantha Goff
Cross Creek Golf Links in Cambridge hosted the C-5 district golf invite on Tuesday, May 16, where at least 15 teams competed for their chance at a trip to state.
Perkins County finished with a score of 331, just 16 strokes more than the district winner, Kimball, who as a team shot a 315.
Individually, Josh Johnston earned the number three spot, after shooting a 75. Also making the top 10 individually was Tyson Patrick, who shot an 81, which was enough to put him in eighth place.
Only the top three teams would advance, and coming in as runner up was enough for the Perkins County Plainsmen team and their coach, Troy Kemling, to celebrate and begin preparing for the state competition. Joining them will be Kimball and Southern Valley, who took third with a team score of 339.
Team scoring: 1. Kimball, 315; 2. Perkins County, 331; 3. Southern Valley, 339; 4. Valentine, 359; 5. Bridgeport, 372; 6. North Platte St. Pat’s, 385; 7. Mitchell, 386; 8. Cambridge, 404; 9. Gordon-Rushville, 409; 10. Sutherland, 421; 11. Hershey, 434; 12. Southwest, 442; 13. Ainsworth, 477; 14. Bayard, 490; 15. Chase County, NTS.
Individual scoring: 1. Preston Carbaugh, Cambridge, 74; 2. Eric Stevens, Bridgeport, 75; 3. Josh Johnston, Perkins County, 75; 4. Jordan Greenwood, Kimball, 75; 5. Dillon Wise, Kimball, 78; 6. Jake Jones, North Platte St. Pat’s, 79; 7. Zane Anthony, Kimball, 79; 8. Tyson Patrick, Perkins County, 81; 9. Trent Krejdl, Southern Valley, 81; 10. Ryder Lewis, Southern Valley, 81.
Other Perkins County Golfers: Tyler Thelander, 86; Michael Beck, 89; Jacob Woodmancy, 95.
The State Golf Tournament began on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:30 CT at the Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney Neb. The second round was set to begin at 9:30 the following day. See next week’s issue of the Tribune for results.