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Golfers whet clubs at openers last week PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
Challenging the Perkins County golfers last week were meets at Sidney (Aug. 23) and at Bayard (Aug. 25).
The Perkins County girls competed in a field of seven teams at Bayard on Aug. 25, a hot day that made it tough to stay hydrated.
Janet Kuskie scored 110 for sixth place and a medal individually.
“It was fantastic that Janet earned sixth place today,” said Coach Troy Kemling. “She had trouble getting off the tee box today, but she didn’t let it get her down.
Perkins County’s score of 554 put them in seventh place behind Bridgeport, Kimball, Mitchell, Bayard, Gering JV and Gordon-Rushville.
Kemling said Kuskie lost about 15 strokes from topping the ball but dropped her score once she figured it out.
The girls were challenged by the dense rough which grabbed at the hosel during their swings, said Kemling.
Team member Shania Stickley was unable to compete due to a sprained ankle.
Team Scores
Bridgeport    432
Kimball    471
Mitchell    484
Bayard    496
Gering JV    535
Gordon-Rushville    551
Perkins Co    554
Individual Scores
J. Pilkington, Bay    91
K. Bayne, Mitch    98
J. Huck, Bridge    103
K. Hernandez, Bridge    105
B. Hager, Kim    107
J. Kuskie, PC    110
T. Harding, Bridge    112
M. Schmunk, Bridge    112
S. Lightfritz, GC    114
H. Sauer, Bay    114
Other PC Golfers
C. Johnson    142 (69-73)
H. Sletten    148 (70-78)
C. Meyer    154 (79-75)
Sidney Invite
The girls attended the Sidney Invite Aug. 23 where they faced some stiff competition, placing ninth with a score of 502.
“This is always a tough field for us, probably the most difficult all year long,” said Coach Troy Kemling. “I thought the girls played well for their first meet of the season.”
Despite encountering a rattlesnake, senior Janet Kuskie scored well (105 49-56). Kemling said she felt good about her play, realizing her score will improve as the season progresses.
Carra Johnson had a solid nice front nine and was excited over her improvement from last year.
Kemling said Hailey Sletten competed for the first time on a difficult course and hit several good quality shots.
“We still need to improve on our short game,” said Kemling.
He said the girls need to eliminate the three-four putts if they hope to lower their scores.
“Of course, the difficulty of these greens did not help us today,” said Kemling.
Team Scores
McCook    362
Sidney    391
Scottsbluff    398
Chadron    417
Gering    418
Ogallala    442
Dundy Co. Stratton    458
Kimball    463
Perkins Co    502
Individual Scores
K. Krzyzanowski, Ger    81
M. Vetrosky, McC    82
R. Petick, Sid    88
M. Mestl, Og    89
K. Samway, McC    90
A. Pilkington, Scott    93
K. Haynes, Chad    93
M. Rokusek, McC    94
A. Shrewsbury, Allia    94
T. Hansen, McC    96
PC Golfers
J. Kuskie    105 (49-56)
C. Johnson    125 (56-69)
H. Sletten    134 (62-72)
S. Stickley    138 (68-70)
C. Meyer    154 (76-78)
Next Action
The girls compete Thursday, Sept. 1 (today) at Creek Valley High School in Chappell.
They face Hershey for a dual on Tuesday, Sept. 6.