The Nebraska State Golf Tournament has a history of adverse weather and the 2014 state golf tournament followed in suit. The temperatures on Monday were in the 50s with winds blowing 30 plus mph and gusting to 40. Minden played some of the guttiest golf of the year shooting a 368. The nearest competitor was 20 strokes behind. Columbus Scotus and Lincoln Lutheran each shot 388 with West Point/Beemer sitting a distant fourth place.
Ashton Boldt led the first day’s Whippet score shooting an exceptional 84 score which put her in a tie for first with Kearney Catholic’s Morgan Thiele. Jessica Rehtus played steady golf on her way to a 91. Paige Kristensen finished with a 92 after she called a penalty score on herself when a ball on the green blew backward, touching her putter. The addition of the one stroke penalty caused Paige’s score to settle at 92. Kayla Shullaw shot an incredible score of 101 to solidify Minden’s first day total of 368. Sophie Pinkham shot a 113 to round out the Minden scoring.
See the October 22nd Courier for full article.