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Poynter, Hickstein capture state golf titles; Scottsbluff, Chadron 2nd; Gering 3rd

The 2017 Nebraska Girls State Golf Championships are complete for Classes B and C and the region has two state champions!

In Class B, it was Scottsbluff’s Shelby Poynter taking home the individual title with a two day score of 155. She backed up here opening round two over par 74 with a day two score of 83, 9 over par.

Today’s state championship for Poynter caps off a tremendous high school career. As a junior a season ago Poynter finished 5th and two seasons ago as a sophomore she was 2nd in Class B.

On the team side of things Scottsbluff finished in 2nd place with a combined two day score of 727.

Other scores for Scottsbluff: D.J. Bokelman 185 (T-13), Ashlynn Haun 193 (T-23), Hassie Hood 197, and Jayda Ahrens 199.

Omaha Duchesne Academy won the Class B team title with a combined score of 697, 30 strokes better than Scottsbluff.

Gering capped a great state tournament with a 3rd place finish led by sophomore Ali Boswell. Boswell went from an opening round 92 to shoot 84 (+12) in round two, to finish in sole possession of 8th place.

Other scores for Gering: Madi Schlaepfer 177 (T-9), Megan Maser 189, Avery Mitchell 203, and Ashley Maschmeier WD.

A link to access all individual and team scores from Class  B can be found right here.

Class C

Chadron’s Alpine Hickstein utterly dominated the Class C tournament, winning by 20 strokes guiding the Cardinals to a second place finish.

The senior shot a 2 under par 70 today, to finish the two-day tournament at 2 under 142 to pace the Cardinals, who shot a 757, finishing second to Ogallala (723).

Led by junior Kenzey Kanno, Mitchell finished in 10th place with a 829. Kanno shot a 9 over par Tuesday, 12 shots better than Monday, to finish in tenth place at 174.

Chadron’s Taurie Pourier finished in 16th with a 184. Other scores for Chadron: Aubree Nicole 212 (T-59), Katrina Dodd 218 (T-69), and Madeline Pelfon 222 (77th).

Bayard’s Samantha Trevino led the Tigers with a 184, good enough for a tie for 14th, while teammate Carissa Wolfe finished in a tie for 27th at 193.

Bridgeport’s Kaeli McVicker finished in a tie for 18th with a 188.

Other scores for Mitchell: Brooklyn Briggs 211 (T-56), Mykinzee Musfelt 214 (T-63), Halle Fegler 230 (T-85), and  Martina Cardona 269 (95th).

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