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Lady O golfers win Fairbury Invite

September 13, 2018

FAIRBURY -- The Beatrice girls golf team notched their first tournament win of the season at the Fairbury Invite.

The Lady O ran away from the competition, shooting a team score of 397. That score bested second place Syracuse’s 456, third place Seward’s 467 and fourth place Crete’s 483.

“It was good to get our first invitational win,” said Beatrice Coach Dick Stuart. “We felt like we had something to prove after our effort in Lincoln last week. We play a lot of Class A competition early so our girls can learn and hopefully get better from it.”

Beatrice had four individual golfers in the top five.

Payton Neunaber finished second with a score of 97 while Mackenzie Barnard and Sydney Southwick finished tied for third with a 99. Blake Trust finished fifth with a score of 102 while Makenna Hutt rounded out the Beatrice scoring with a 118.

The only individual to finish ahead of the four Beatrice golfers was Elizabeth Mestl of Heartland.

“We talked on the way home last week and how our goal was for each player to eliminate 10 shots,” Stuart said. “We did a good job of that. It was neat to see our girls get four individual medals, also.”

The Lady O will be in action again on Friday when they travel to the Crete Invite.

“We now need to work hard the next three days and get ready for Crete,” Stuart said.

Fairbury’s best finisher was Casey Nimmich, who finished with a 111. Lauren Patton had a 116 and Brooklen Bear had a 140.

Tri County also had three golfers at the invite. Ryan Sand had a 106, which was good enough for a tie for sixth place individually. Paige Bartels had a 123 and Carissa Lijewski had a 127.

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