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Kimball golfers open at Gering quad


The Kimball High boy’s golf team opened the season this past Thursday, competing in the Gering Quad, nine hole tournament. This tournament wasn’t on the regular schedule but Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith saw it as an opportunity to give the Kimball team one more chance to get some competition.

Gering hosted Scottsbluff, Kimball and Mitchell for the late afternoon nine hole play that allowed each school to play as many golfers as they wanted with the low four scores from each team used to decide the team scores. Gering won out with 172 followed by Scottsbluff with 174, Kimball 175 and Mitchell 199. With a total of 25 golfers playing in the varsity division, Kimball had only four and Mitchell six. Gering and Scottsbluff played seven and eight golfers.

Grant Maser of Gering took medalist honors with his score of 39 with Vince Quijas of Scottsbluff runner-up with 40. Kimball’s Zane Anthony and Dillon Wise were in a three-way tie for third with 42 strokes. Izaac Reuter was in a tie for sixth with his score of 43 and Andrew McCloud finished 14th with 48.

Kimball was without their number one player, Jordan Greenwood, who was on a family vacation in Nevada where he spent five days playing five different high quality golf courses with his father. Coach Chad Wise was also without other members of his golf team who were missing because of scholastic eligibility rules. Three other Kimball golfers took part in a junior varsity division played at Riverview Golf course in Scottsbluff with Jacob Walker shooting a good round of 59, Ethan Greenwood shot 63 and Jaren Winstrom 65.

The Longhorns were scheduled to play in the Bayard Tournament this past Tuesday, weather permitting, but the forecast was not very good and the meet was been postponed until May 9 due to the recent weather in Bayard and course conditions. Also on the schedule are the Mitchell Tournament on April 11 and the Bridgeport Tournament on April 13.


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