Cats clinch 6th State Golf title

With every player improving their first round score by at least two strokes Tuesday, Scottsbluff captured the school's 6th all-time Class B Girls' State Golf title at the Holmes Golf Course in Lincoln.

After shooting a 367 Monday, good for third in the team standings behind Beatrice and two-time defending state champ Elkhorn South, the Cats were on fire Tuesday with a team score of 338. They finished with a two day total of 705, 10 strokes ahead of Elkhorn South. South improved from a first round 359 to 356 Tuesday but it wasn't enough to win a third straight title.

Beatrice slumped to a 363 after an opening round 354 and settled for third, two strokes behind Elkhorn South. Those three teams finished far ahead of the rest of the 13 team field. McCook, behind meet medalist Megan Vetrovsky was fourth with a 762. Sidney finished fifth with a 766.

Scottsbluff's Megan Pilkington had the best round of the day with an 80, a 16-stroke improvement from Monday. Kim Moore had the third best round of the day with an 84, which was seven strokes better than Monday. Jordan York improved by four strokes with an 85, which was tied for the fourth best round of the day. JaLee Pilkington had a two stroke improvement to 89, which was tied for the eighth best score of the round.

Hannah Holloway also improved by three strokes. Overall, York finished ninth individually, Moore was 10th and Megan Pilkington 11th.
JaLee Pilkington ended up in a 14th place tie, while Holloway tied for 23rd.

Gering's Sam Rahmig tied for seventh. After an 87 on Monday she fired an 86 Tuesday.

Sidney was led by Rachel Petik. After an opening round 88 she had a 95 Tuesday to finish at 183. Karson Langley had a 189, Katelin Cole a 196, Jessica Campbell a 198 and Theda Parker a 217.

The six Class B state titles for Scottsbluff is the most ever by any team in the division. Five different teams have four each, including Chadron which won four in a row from 1981-84. In Class A, Lincoln Southeast has won 13 titles and Omaha Marion has captured 10. Grand Island won this years title in a one day tournament in Norfolk.

They also played just one day in Columbus at the Class C Tournament. There was a three-way tie at the top. Columbus Scotus, Grand Island Central Catholic and Minden all shot a 406. The top four scores count. The fifth place score determined the title and Scotus had that, followed by Central Catholic and Minden.

Three area teams competed. Bridgeport and Kimball tied for 11th and Chadron was 14th in the 15 team field. Brooke Hager paced Kimball with a 98, which tied for 16th. Kimberly Mueller led Bridgeport with a 101. Kortney Hageman had the same score to top Chadron efforts.

Mitchell sent two golfers individually and Emily Snyder comes home with hardware. She ended up tied third with a 91. She was just one stroke out of second. Hannah Brown of Auburn was the meet medalist with an 80. Myranda Musfeldt also competed for Mitchell and shot a 113.

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