Golfers take first at Creek Valley—prep for Districts
By Jan Rahn
The Perkins County Plainsmen golfers placed first with a score of 333 at the Creek Valley Invite last week.
Unfortunately, Ben Ross lost in a playoff for first place individually during the meet held Tuesday, May 3.
Ross placed second with a score of 76, receiving praise from Coach Chris Mestl for his ability to play exceptional golf when he is “on his game.”
Getting better and better each week, according to Mestl, is Austin Thelander, even though he had a rather slow start to the season. Thelander tied for fifth/sixth by carding 84 at the Creek Valley Invite.
Placing seventh with a score of 85 was Jeremy Hagan, followed closely by teammate Zac White who carded an 87 but was disqualified due to a rules infraction.
“Jeremy has done a wonderful job playing consistent golf at a high level each week,” said Mestl. Individually, he has won a tournament this year.
Mestl said White has been a steady force for the team all season. “Whether it is in practice or in a tournament, Zac comes ready to perform each and every day,” he said.
Alex Johnston rounded out the team of the Creek Valley Invite winners, carding an 88.
Johnston started the year off on a great note, winning the first tournament of the season.
“He continues to play consistent golf each tournament that we enter,” said Coach Mestl.
The golfers are in Ogallala today (Thursday) and will compete again in Ogallala on Monday, May 16 during Districts.
They traveled to Sutherland Tuesday, May 10—results will appear next week.