NORFOLK — Mitchell Kuhlman and Cabe DeBower both had top-five performances for the Columbus High boys golf team Friday at the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Tournament at Norfolk Country Club.
Kuhlman shot a 77 to finish fourth while DeBower carded a 78 and finished fifth. Trent Meister carded an 82 to bring home an 11th-place medal as the Discoverers finished fourth as a team with a 334.
Norfolk won the team title on its home course with a score of 314. Luke Kluver claimed the individual title for the Panthers by shooting a round of 74.
Shane Hess rounded out the team score for the Discoverers with a 97 and Mitchell Goc carded the alternate score with a 104.
Columbus is back in Norfolk for the fourth time this season next Friday for the Norfolk Invite.
Central Conference Tourney
HOLDREGE — Playing on an unfamiliar course the day after winning the Wayne Invite, Lakeview boys golf head coach Sandy Harrison wasn’t sure what to expect out of her team.
The Vikings impressed her by shooting a 330, good enough to come back from Holdrege Country Club with the runner-up trophy.
“This was a wonderful surprise,” she said. “It’s been a pretty rugged week.”
York, which Harrison said is one of the hottest teams in Class B right now, won the conference tournament with a 319.
“I felt pretty good only being 11 strokes back of them,” Harrison said. “They played as well as they could and are where they need to be at this part of the season.”
Four Vikings medaled, led by Colten Remm’s round of 80, which put him in eighth place. Caden Remm fired an 82 to finish 10th. Ethan Paben and Carter Luedtke each shot an 84 to tie for 15th. Caleb Franzen had the team’s alternate score with a 94.
For most of the team, Holdrege Country Club is a totally new course, so the challenging greens and pin placements took a bit of adjusting to. The fast greens, sloped from front to back, cost the Vikings some strokes.
“Our putting’s still letting us down,” Harrison said. “I always tell them that’s where the money is.”
But the Lakeview coach credited her golfers for fighting through it.
“Everybody held up,” she said.
Schuyler finished eighth at the tournament with a 410. The Warriors were led by Auston Hall, who came in 14th with an 84.
Lakeview has a dual with Scotus Central Catholic on Monday at Quail Run Golf Course as a final tuneup before the May 16 district tournament, which Harrison says her team is anxious for.
“I think they’re ready,” she said. “They’re greedy for a trophy.”
WAYNE — Lakeview placed four golfers inside the top 20 at Thursday's Wayne Invite to win its second consecutive event.
The Viking boys shot a 341 at Wayne Country Club to claim the team title. Scotus Central Catholic took second with a 354 and Guardian Angels Central Catholic was third in the 17-team invite with a 359.
“I was really happy with their performance today. The kids are playing really good golf, which is a good thing with districts coming up soon,” Lakeview head coach Sandy Harrison said. “The course was in great shape today, but the greens were extremely fast. It took them a while to get used to. I saw a lot of three-putts today.”
Colten Remm fired a 78 to finish third individually for Lakeview.
“It was a good day of golf for Colten. He came back really strong on the back nine and played the way he is capable of,” Harrison said.
His twin brother Caden Remm came in 10th place with a round of 83, and Ethan Paben finished 14th with an 89. Eli Mohlman carded a 91 for 19th place, and Carter Luedtke had the Vikings' alternate score with a 97.
“We played well, but the team struggled with course management today. We’ll continue working on that as we approach districts and state,” Harrison said.
Scotus’ Bryce VunCannon took eighth with a round of 86, and his brother Tate VunCannon carded a 90 to claim 16th place. Layne Schroeder shot a 93 for the Shamrocks, finishing just outside the top 20, and Colson Kosch had a 95.
Drew VunCannon shot a 104 in the team's alternate spot.
Scotus will host the Centennial Conference Tournament starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quail Run Golf Course.
Crossroads Conference Tournament
FRIEND — The Shelby-Rising City boys golf team once again showed its dominance in the Crossroads Conference Tournament.
The Huskies blew away the field with a team score of 339 to win their third straight conference crown Thursday at Friend Country Club.
Nate Grossnicklaus carded a 75 to claim his fourth straight conference title. The Shelby-Rising City senior bested teammates Clayton Watts and Brenden Johnston by 12 strokes.
“The weather was the best it’s been all year and the course was in great condition,” Shelby-Rising City head coach Jonathan Riggs said. “This was the second time many of the golfers had played the course and all of them improved.”
Watts brought home the silver medal following a scorecard playoff, leaving Johnston in third. Jase Lloyd shot a 90 for the Huskies to take fourth.
Dylan Voss fired a 93 for the team's alternate score, good for seventh place individually.
Cross County took second in the team standings with a 392, 53 strokes behind Shelby-Rising City.
Trevor Clark led the Cougars with a 90, putting him in fifth place, and Tysen Corwin took eighth with a 97. Keegan Lane finished in 10th place with a 99, and Bailey Pinkelman came in 14th with a round of 116.
High Plains’ Bryce Wilshusen carded a 92 for sixth place at the five-team event, and teammate Bo Dittmer finished five shots behind to earn ninth place.
Tanner Parsons shot a 116 and Thomas Young carded a 119 for High Plains, which finished third overall with a 424.
Osceola’s Rob Buhl was 11th with his round of 99. Hayden Watts took 12th for the Huskies with a 102, and Ethan Yungdahl and Calvin Novak shot rounds of 107 and 123, respectively.
The Bulldogs finished in fourth place with a team score of 431, and Exeter-Milligan was fifth with a score of 447.
Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament
GENEVA — David City brought home a pair medals from the Southern Nebraska Conference boys golf tournament.
Will Danielson fired an 85 over 18 holes to take second individually at the event held Thursday at Hidden Hills Country Club in Geneva.
Teammate Landon Sweeney was 14th after shooting a 92 and winning a scorecard playoff over Superior's Ben Price.
Noah Styskal added a 104 for David City, Wiley Hein shot a 108 and Daniel White had the team's alternate score with a 116.
The Scouts' 389 team total put them in seventh place in the 10-team field.
Milford won the conference title with a 362, Superior followed with a 367 and Thayer Central was third with a 375.
Sutton's Devin Wagoner shot a 78 to take the individual title by seven strokes.