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The PC golf team took second place at Dundy County. Competing that day were (l-r): Kaden Smith, Logan Hansen, Aaron Fay, Josh Johnston, Carson Thelander and James Wright.

Plainsmen golf team takes second at Dundy County invite

Crazy spring weather once again changed the schedule on the Plainsmen golf team, and they played in Dundy County on Wednesday, April 4 instead of Tuesday. 

State FFA obligations had the PC team down by three varsity players, however, the talent in the remaining Plainsmen team earned them second place.  

Coach Troy Kemling said he was pleased with the overall performance of the younger players on the team. 

“This was Kaden’s and Logan’s first varsity action, and both played well,” he said. 

“Carson and Aaron have both played varsity in the past and today was validation for their continued work on their games with a top 10 finish.  Both played well at times but let some extra strokes invade the score card,” Kemling added.

Senior Josh Johnston, who took third place individually, was the leader of the day, which Kemling said he expected. 

“He played excellent golf the first nine but really couldn’t string many good holes on the back, leading to a disappointing finish. I expect Josh to be even more determined to string a complete round together very soon.”

Kemling said it was encouraging to be able to compete against other teams with some of their golfers missing. 

The Plainsmen were leading the tournament at the end of the first nine, but Medicine Valley was able to take the back half of the course, and ultimately, the top team score of the day.

Team scoring: 1. Medicine Valley, 344; 2. Perkins County, 357; 3. Dundy County, 405; 4. Hitchcock County, 414; 5. Southwest, 449; No Team Score for Cambridge, Chase County, or Paxton. 

Individual PC scoring: 1. Preston Carbaugh, Cambridge, 75; 2. Sid Schultz, Medicine Valley, 77; 3. Josh Johnston, Perkins County, 81 (37-44); 4. Joseph Chancellor, Medicine Valley, 82; 5. Jeremy Peters, Paxton, 82; 6. Nate Auffet, Dundy Co Stratton, 83; 7. Sheldon Johnson, Medicine Valley, 83; 8. Darian Hutto, Hitchcock County, 87;9. Carson Thelander, Perkins County, 87 (43-44); 10. Aaron Fay, Perkins County, 90 (45-45);11. Cameron Hagedorn, Cambridge, 90;12. Kaden Smith, Perkins County, 99 (47-52); 13. Denver Holdcroft, Southwest, 99;14. Justin Owens, Dundy County Stratton, 101; 15. Coby Uhlig, Medicine Valley, 102.

NEXT ACTION

The Plainsmen will compete in the Hershey Invite on Thursday, April 12 at 9 a.m. in Sutherland. On Saturday, the team will travel to Enders, before hosting a meet at Pheasant Run on Tuesday, April 17 at 9 a.m.

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