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Kimball golfers get 2 tournaments in despite weather


Tom Southard

Kole Bush watches his shot during a recent practice. He medaled at the Chase County tournament held Saturday.

The Kimball High boys golf team got two tournaments in this past week but weather caused the Bridgeport Tournament to be called off with no new reschedule date as of yet.

The Longhorns went up against most all of the large schools at the Mitchell Tournament, won by Scottsbluff with 315 team strokes. Gering was runnerup with 351, Crawford had 364, Alliance 365, Chadron 367, Laramie 372, Bridgeport 386, Sidney 382, Kimball 393, Garden County 440, and Mitchell 495.

Scottsbluff took the top two individual spots with Koy Pottoff taking medalist honors with his par round of 72 and Jonah Wright runnerup with 77. Kimball's Jordan Greenwood proved he can play with the big schools finishing 3rd with a round of 40-38=78. It took a score of 86 to make the top ten medal list. Michael Ferguson shot 47-53=100, Andrew McCloud, a freshman in his first high school competition ever, had a solid round of 47-54=101, and Spencer Shields shot 60-54=114.

The weather was not good at Mitchell, but it got worse two days later causing Bridgeport officials to call off their Invite on this past Thursday as snow and cold blew into the area. The tournament at Enders hosted by Chase County on Saturday was a go and the report I got was it was actually quite nice although the golfers struggled with the course and the Kimball players were all in agreement it was a tough course to play.

Perkins County won the team title with 376 strokes with Kimball just 3 strokes back with 379, their best team score of the young season. The format at the Enders course was each team could play 6 and score 4 (usual format is play 5 and score 4), and they gave out 15 medals rather than the usual 10. Jordan Greenwood has had three outings this spring and has been in the top three in all three tournaments. At Enders he finished 2nd individually with his highest round yet of 83, two strokes back of the medalist, Josh Johnston of Perkins County, who was medalist with 81. Greenwood shot 41-42 staying consistent on both nines. Kimball had three golfers in the top 15 medal group with Michael Ferguson shooting 52-43=95 for his low score of the spring which gave him 8th place and freshman Kole Bush broke 100 in his best outing with his round of 47-52=99 for 15th place.

Andrew McCloud had another solid day with his 54-48=102, Spencer Shields shot 59-59=118, and Garrett Pedersen had a round of 67-75=142.

Kimball was scheduled to play in the Morrill Invite this past Tuesday and are then idle until Monday, April 27, when they play at Scottsbluff. Of course they are still awaiting word on when the Bridgeport Tournament might be rescheduled.


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