Contributed

The PC golf team competed in the Kimball invite on May 4, where Michael Beck made a chip shot on hole number five, and ended up shooting par. 

Highs and lows for PC golfers last week

By Samantha Goff

Grant Tribune-Sentinel

Last week was a busy one for the Perkins County Plainsmen golfers, after the previous week’s weather had postponed more than one of their regularly scheduled events. Throughout the week, they had played three different invites, on three different days, traveling to each one. 

After the week was over, they had taken first, fifth and second place respectively, as a team. 

Garden County

On Monday, May 1, the PC golf team traveled to Garden County.

They came out on top as a team with a score of 355, beating the host and number two team by 50 strokes. 

Individually, Tyler Thelander was the top scorer of the day, after shooting an 84, and just trailing him with a score of 85 was PC’s Tyson Patrick. Josh Johnston placed fifth individually with 87 strokes.

Team scoring: 1. Perkins County, 355; 2. Garden County, 405; 3. Creek Valley, 436; 4. South Platte, 455; 5. Chase County, 470; 6. Bayard, 506.

Individual scoring: 1. Tyler Thelander, Perkins County, 84 (41-43); 2. Tyson Patrick, Perkins County, 85 (42-43); 3. Nolan Spady, Chase County, 87; 4. Brett Godfrey, Creek Valley, 87; 5. Josh Johnston, Perkins County, 87 (43-44); 6.Cade Francis, Chase County, 92; 7. Wyatt Santero, Garden County, 95; 8. Dylan Nielson, Potter Dixon, 95; 9. Jeramy Bartels, South Platte, 96; 10. Mason Zorn, Garden County, 99.

Other Perkins County Golfers: Alex Poppe, 99 (52-47); Michael Beck, 101 (54-47).

Creek Valley

Tuesday, May 2 saw the PCS golfers head to Creek Valley were they would take fifth place as a team, out of a total of eight teams.

The top team of the day was Mullen, with 317 strokes, 52 less than PC. 

It was a rough day for the Plainsmen, and there were no PCS students in the top ten scorers list individually. 

Team scoring: 1. Mullen, 317; 2. Bridgeport, 342; 3. Garden County, 358; 4. Sutherland, 364; 5. Perkins County, 368; 6. Creek Valley, 371; 7. South Platte, 378; 8. Bayard, 415; Chase County, NS; Potter Dixon, NS. .

Individual scoring: 1. Eric Stevens, Bridgeport, 71 (1 under par); 2. Koby Walker, Mullen, 76; 3. Dylan Hathorn, Mullen, 77; 4. Brett Godfrey, Creek Valley, 77; 5. Silas Monette, Mullen, 79; 6. Cade Francis, Chase County, 80; 7. Kyler Peck, Sutherland, 83; 8. Jeramy Bartels, South Platte, 84. 9. Wyatt Santero, Garden County, 84; 10. Nate Schmunk, Bridgeport, 88. 

Perkins County Golfers: Jacob Woodmancy, 89 (45-44); Carson Thelander, 91 (45-46), Aaron Fay, 92 (47-45); James McArtor, 96 (49-47); Kaden Smith, 100 (50-50).

Kimball 

Thursday, May 4 had the Plainsman golfers at the Kimball Invite. 

Just eight strokes was all that separated the number one team ( Kimball), and the Plainsmen who as a team shot a 338. 

Josh Johnston was the day's fourth top golfer, and he shot an 81. The number six golfer of the day was Tyson Patrick whose individual score was 83, and Tyler Thelander landed in the eighth place with 85.

Coach Kemling said of the day, “It was a challenging day for everyone. The greens were lightning quick and provided a source of frustration for the majority of competitors. I was pleased that as a team, we raised the level of our game and gave Kimball a fight on their own course.”

Team scoring: 1. Kimball, 329; 2. Perkins County, 338; 3. Mitchell, 367; 4. Bridgeport, 373; 5. Sidney, 377; 6. Gordon-Rushville, 380; 7. Garden County, 384; 8. Perkins County JV, 394; 9. Creek Valley, 409; 10. Kimball JV, 412; 11. Hemingford, 475; 12. Bayard, 517; 13. Chase County, NTS.

Individual scoring: 1. Eric Stevens, Bridgeport, 78; 2. Zane Athony, Kimball, 79; 3. Dillon Wise, Kimball, 80; 4. Josh Johnston, Perkins County, 81 (41-40); 5. Andrew McCloud, Kimball, 82; 6. Tyson Patrick, Perkins County, 83 (41-42); 7. Elliot Jones, Sidney, 84; 8. Tyler Thelander, Perkins County, 85 (42-43); 9. Brendan Walker, Kimball, 85; 10. Izaac Reuter, Kimball, 88. 

Other Perkins County Golfers: Jacob Woodmancy, 89 (41-48); Michael Beck, 92 (43-49); Alex Poppe, 93 (43-50); Carson Thelander, 93 (47-46); Aaron Fay, 101 (53-48); James McArtor, 108 (57-51); Kaden Smith, 120 (64-56). 

Next Action 

SPVA was held in Sutherland on Tuesday, May 9. 

The Ogallala Invite will be held on Thursday, May 11 and the Plainsmen will be there to take on the other teams in the last invite before districts next week. 

Stay tuned, and see next week’s issue of the Tribune for results. 

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