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Area Golf Teams Compete Across Panhandle

Cheyenne County area schools boy's Golf Teams have been extremely busy recently, making up for lost time earlier in the season due to uncooperative weather conditions. As the season winds down, many of our area golfers have picked up their game as they ready for District Tournaments and hopefully a berth in the NSAA State Tournament.

Back on Monday, April 24, the Sidney team struggled on the Scottsbluff Country Club Course at the Bearcat Invitational, finishing ninth out of ten teams with a 347 team score, 59 strokes over par. Sidney's John Beier led the Red Raiders with 12 over par 84, finishing 24th individually. Jaeden Dillehay shot a 14 over par 86. Scottsbluff won the event as a team, with a score of 307, 19 stokes over par. They were followed by North Platte in second place and Cheyenne East in third. Individually, Mitchell's Cael Peters took top honors, finishing with a 74, two strokes over par. He was followed by Ogallala's Luke Hiltibrand and Gering's Jack Maser.

On Thursday, April 27, the Raider team competed in the Chadron Invite, and the Sidney team placed fourth in the rain-shortened competition with a 172 team score, while Scottsbluff again took top honors with a 147, followed by Gering and Chadron. Jaeden Dillehay led the Sidney golfers with a 39, good for seventh place individually. John Beier shot a 44, ending in 17th place followed by Cole Hanley in 18th place, Logan Johnson in 21st and John Meza in 30th place.

On Wednesday, May 3, the Red Raiders traveled to Gering for the Western Conference Tournament, and John Beier had a top-ten finish, shooting a 77 which earned him ninth place. Jaeden Dillehay finished with a 79, Cole Hanley and Logan Johnson both shot an 89 and John Meza finished with a 90.

The Leyton Warrior Boy's Golf team had a great day at Chappell on Wednesday, May 3, with Trenton Rushman taking top honors in the field with an 82 final score, a personal best for him. He was followed by Dillon Juelfs with a 92, then Chase Rushman with a 105. Johnathan Kruse finished with a 106 and Jaxson Benish ended his day with a 128.

Earlier in late April,the MAC Conference Tournament was held at Bayside Golf Course in Brule, with Potter-Dix, Leyton and Creek Valley's teams competing. The Leyton team placed third with a score of 404, followed by Potter-Dix in fourth with a score of 429. The Creek Valley team placed sixth with a score of 487. Leyton's Trenton Rushman placed third individually, with a round of 94, and Creek Valley's Seth Wilber also finished with a 94, also earning third place honors. Leyton's Dillon Jeulfs finished in eighth place with a 97 and Trevor Williams placed ninth for Potter-Dix with a 98.

Garden County took the top two places, with Montgomery Brown placing first with an 84 and Gavin Hunt taking second with an 86.


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