For the eighth time in school history, and the first since back to back titles in 2013 and 2014, the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats are the Class B state golf champions.
Scottsbluff finished on top with a two day score of 677. After a day one round of 327, Scottsbluff followed up today with a 350.
Western Nebraska was completely dominant as Gering finished in second place with a combined two day score of 691, 14 shots back of their rival. Gering shot 336 yesterday and today came back with a 355 team score.
The two teams flexed their muscles as they combined for seven of the top thirteen places on the leaderboard.
Scottsbluff freshman, Anna Kelley, was tremendous, finishing in a tie for second place. Kelley entered today in second and hung tough to post an 11 over par 83. She shot 76 on Monday and finished with a two day score of 159.
Aurora’s Danica Badura was on fire winning the tournament at +1; she shot one over on day one and closed with a championship round of even par.
Here’s that grouping of players from Scottsbluff and Gering that were near the top of the leaderboard…
T-2. Anna Kelley, Scottsbluff +15
5. Madi Schlaepfer, Gering +18
T-6. Ali Boswell, Gering +20
T-6. Emily Krzyzanowski, Scottsbluff +20
T-11. Carson Hauschild, Scottsbluff +33
T-11. Halle Shaddick, Scottsbluff, +33
13. Avery Mitchell, Gering +36
Also in the mix near the top was Gering’s Kelsey Le, who finished solo 17th place.
To view all the individual and team scores from the Class B State Tournament in Columbs CLICK HERE.
The Class C tournament was held in North Platte and it was a great two days for Kimball sophomore Payton Wise, who was able to finish third overall with a two day score of 163 (+19). Wise sat in second place entering the day and had the lead at one point during the final round.
After posting a 78 yesterday, Wise would settle for a 85 and a third place finish today.
Mitchell, after winning a district title last week, finished in 12th place in the team standings.
Brooklyn Briggs and Jacqueline Bowles for the Tigers both finished inside the top 25.
For the full Class C report of team and individual scores you can CLICK HERE.