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The weather was perfect at the Hershey Invitational golf tournament Monday, Sept. 28 and the girls took advantage by setting new personal lows, each lowering her previous best by several strokes.  

“I have never had every member of a team do that on the same day,” said a very pleased  golf coach Troy Kemling. “Needless to say, our team score was the lowest of the year.”

Seniors Emily Kiolbasa and Steph Reichert led the way, Emily placing in the top ten, and Steph not far behind.

“They both played very steady golf today except for one hole that got away from Steph,” said Kemling. “She would have finished right with Emily if not for that. Still I was impressed with the way that Steph bounced back after that poor hole with a par on the next.  I don’t think she would been able to let it go that quickly in the past,” he added.

The freshmen are making dramatic swings of improvement. Shania Stickley’s play was most improved by scoring two rounds in the low 60’s when she had never previously broken 70.  Carra Johnson and Capri Meyer each had one better nine and showed that even lower scores are possible.

“I was proud of each of the ladies. They showed more focus today than any other meet thus far,” said Kemling.

Team Results:

1.  Dundy Co-Stratton 404

2.  Garden Co 428

3.  North Platte JV 429

4.  Ogallala JV 442

5.  Hershey  462

6.  Perkins Co 473

7.  Creek Valley NS

8.  Mullen NS


Individual Results:

1.  B. Shillington, DC 95

2. A. Calvert, DC 99

3.  K. Stroup  DC 100

4. S. LightFritz,  GC 103

5. T. Kapp, Og 104

6. T. Burford  NP 104

7. J. States NP 104

8. E. Kiolbasa, PC 105  

9.  K. McCarthy GC 105

10. E. Nelson, GC 106

Other Perkins Co. Scores:

Steph Reichert 108

Shania Stickley 123

Carra Johnson 137

Capri Meyer 156


Next Meet

The girls attended district competition at Bayard Monday,  Oct. 4. 

Steph Reichert finished 17th and Emily Kiolbasa placed 20th. Results will appear in next week’s edition of the Grant Tribune-Sentinel.