Golf team competes at several meets, takes first at Grinnell

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The Greeley County High School Golf Team played one JV tournament and two varsity tournaments this past week. 

On Tuesday, April 18, the JV traveled to Goodland on a windy day for their third JV tournament of the year. Logan Harris played a great round and shot a 53 on his nine holes. Logan finished just one stroke out of the medals, which is very good with some teams bringing varsity players and some teams being from 2A and 3A schools. Michael Smith was next for Greeley County with a 55 and Kyler Wilcox wasn’t far behind with a 57. These three played very well on a tough course! Josh Votruba and Maggie Votruba shot a 69 and a 70, respectively. They both improved tremendously on their scores from Leoti on a much tougher course. Reagan Crotinger was right behind them with a 74, which was quite the improvement from her last tournament at Grinnell. James Marquardt struggled on the day, shooting a 79.

The varsity team played at Grinnell on Thursday, April 20, and at Atwood on Saturday, April 22. On a cold, windy day in Grinnell, Lincoln Shafer played the best of anybody at the tournament. He shot a 41-44-85 to win the tournament as an individual. Lincoln just played solid all day and stayed focused even after he hit a bad shot or 3-putted. Titus Sherer was right behind Lincoln, shooting a 43-44-87. This earned him 2nd place overall at the tournament. Titus did an excellent job of just playing his game through the windy day, and not trying to do too much. He did go out of bounds on his last hole, or he would have been in a playoff with Lincoln for 1st place. Brodey Grubb fought through a stretch of bad holes in the middle of his round to still shoot a good score of 46-46-92, placing fourth overall. Elias Sherer continued his solid play with a 46-51-97, earning him the fourteenth place medal. These four made our team score a 361 on the day, earning us the first place traveling trophy. They did get a new traveling trophy this year since the old one was full. It’s pretty cool to know that for the next twenty years or so, Greeley County will be at the top of the trophy. Kasen Felty stayed consistent with a 53-49-102. Kasen is battling through a back injury and is not able to hit more than his short irons so that lack of distance does affect him a little. Hopefully he can get healthy by the end of the season when it really counts. Jaxson Brandl started off the day really well as he was only 2 over par through his first 5 holes. Then the wheels kind of fell off a little bit and he couldn’t really get it back. He shot a 47-59-106. This was still a big improvement from how he played at Goodland. Little by little, he is getting back to playing the way he is capable and I look for him to peak at the right time this season.

On Saturday at Atwood, only three golfers completed the round after Brodey Grubb had to withdraw with a back injury. Lincoln Shafer led the way with a 48-49-97, earning him ninth place for the tournament. Jaxson Brandl continued to improve on the season with a 50-51-101 to get thirteenth. Titus Sherer was right behind him with a 47-55-102 to place seventeenth. We would have been sitting at 300 with only one other golfer’s score to add. With a below freezing starting temperature that morning, I’d say they played very well. Only three golfers broke 90 at the whole tournament. Last year at this Atwood tournament, we shot a 424. I have no doubt that we would have beaten that by quite a bit, so it shows how much better of a team we could be if we keep putting in the work. The kids have really been putting extra work in and improving their ball striking across the board. We just need to improve our short game some more and I think we will start to be a dangerous team at the end of the season.

-Keith Slattery, GCHS Head Golf Coach

 

SPORTS

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