KEARNEY — Mitchell Kuhlman continued his strong play Friday for the Columbus High boys golf team.

The senior fired a 5-over 76 to finish sixth overall at the Kearney Invite at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course.

The Discoverers shot a 339 as a team, one stroke behind Grand Island, to take fifth place at the 14-team event.

Defending Class A state champion Luke Kluver of Norfolk won the individual title with a 72, two strokes ahead of teammate Kellen Rossman. The duo led the Panthers to the team title as Norfolk carded a 308.

Columbus High's Cabe DeBower shot an 84, missing a medal by two strokes. After struggling in the past couple of events, DeBower appeared to be on his way to another rough round, carding a 46 on the front nine. But the senior played the back nine in 38 strokes, which was tied for fourth-best in the competition.

Kuhlman, meanwhile, had a hot start, playing the first nine holes in 1-over par 37, including back-to-back birdies on holes six and seven. He kept it going with a 39 on the back nine, missing a top-five finish in a tiebreaker.

Trent Meister fired an 87 for the Discoverers and Shane Hess shot a 92 to round out the team score. Zach Paden shot a 101 for the team's alternate score.

Columbus hosts Norfolk for a dual Monday at Elks Country Club.

Ord 181,

BC/NG 204

ALBION — Ord had no trouble defeating Boone Central/Newman Grove in a dual Friday at Albion Country Club.

The Chanticleers had the top three scores of the event and beat the Cardinals 181-204.

Cy Trofholz had the low score, firing a 43 for Ord.

Garrett Cornwell and Bryton Fowlkes each shot 47 over nine holes for BC/NG. Mack Nelson shot 52 and Bradon Anderson carded a 58. Kayden Olnes had the alternate score with a 61.


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