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Jordan Greenwood - Region's Top Golfer

 


Kimball's Jordan Greenwood has been winning golf honors for many years dating back to his elementary school days in the local Junior Golf Program, but the latest honor he received is one he had his heart set on according to his dad, Kenny. This week, the Kimball High grad was named the Star Herald's All Region Golfer of the Year! This is certainly an honor he earned as his accomplishments for not only this year, but for all four years of his Kimball High career can support.

Along with all of the honors and awards he reaped during his High School career, they are still pouring in including the recent championship he brought home from the 16th Annual Nebraska Lions High School Senior All Star Golf Tournament held at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney. Jordan won over the 14 field of boys invited from the All-Class high school seniors who finished in the top 15 of their respective classes at the recent State High School Golf Championship. He shot 74-74=148 in the 36 hole two-day event to win by four strokes over the runner-up golfer.

Jordan became the first Kimball High golfer to earn a state medal all four years and brought home the third place individual medal this final season while competing at the Meadowlark course in Kearney, helping to boost his Kimball High team to a runner-up finish. In being named the All Region Top Golfer, he won out over golfers from the other schools of the region. During his senior year he tied the school record for 18 holes with a 67 shot at the Morrill Tournament and now shares that score with Kendall Ferguson, another former Kimball High standout.

Jordan did not participate in this past weekend's Vince's Corner Tournament for a couple of reasons, according to his farther Kenny. "He is busy working at the local elevator making some money for his college expenses and he was needed there with the wheat harvest underway" his dad said. "Also, we would have to sign a letter of waiver showing he would not accept any money should he win as it could affect his college amateur status" his dad said. Jordan does have plans to play some more events this summer however, including the Nebraska Men's Amateur July 27-30 in Beatrice on the same course he will be playing his college golf on when he enrolls at Southeast Community College where he accepted a scholarship to continue his golfing career while continuing his education. He also had a couple other tournaments in mind that might work for him. he will move to Beatrice towards the end of August and play beings in early September. Southeast is a noted golf program and finishes high at the National Tournament on a yearly basis.

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While Jordan was at the top of the five man All Region First Team, along with senior Nate Dvorak of Sidney, senior Grant Maser of Gering, junior Connor Dormann of Sidney, and Eric Stevens of Bridgeport, Kimball certainly had a couple of other young golfers who could have joined him on the fist team in sophomores Dillon Wise, and Zane Anthony, both of whom were named on the All Region Second Team. Andrew McCloud, a junior, was named to the Third Team, and sophomore Izaac Reuter was Honorable Mention. Congrats to Jordan, and to all five Kimball golfers.

 

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