By Shari Friedel
With six golfers finishing in the top 15, Perkins County took first place in the Chase County Invite on Saturday, April 13, scoring 363.
The win comes in the midst of subpar weather, which caused school cancellation earlier in the week, resulting in less practice time for the team.
“This was a nice result today,” said Head Coach Troy Kemling. “It is satisfying to see that our work and efforts are paying off. All six team members earning a medal is a testament to the depth of the team.”
Other teams and their scores were Chase County 369, Ogallala 401, McCook 420, McCook 468, Sutherland 473.
Individually, Alex Johnston finished second with a score of 85 (43-42) and Cole Whalen third was 88 (43-45).
“Alex and Cole both posted solid scores today,” said Kemling. “Both have been making strides in practice and it is carrying over to the meets.”
Other Plainsmen bringing back medals were Austin Thelander, eighth, 94 (47-47); Blake Poppe ninth, 95 (49-46); Colton White 12th, 99 (49-50) and Chase Miyamoto 13th, 101 (54-47).
Kemling plans to work on consistency to continue to improve numbers at the meets.
“We are in need of several days of warm weather to help us out,” he said.
The Plainsmen Invite scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 was postponed until Thursday, May 2 due to inclement weather. The Plainsmen will participate in the Garden County Invite on Tuesday, April 23.