’Rocks win in Fullerton
The Scotus girls’ golf team competed at the Fullerton Invitational on Tuesday walking away with team victory shooting a 390 - 50 strokes better than second place Fullerton.
“We shot good scores,” said Scotus head coach Tanya Niedbalski in comments sent to the Telegram. “Each one of the girls matched or bettered their first round on the second round. We had four girls medal in the top ten today. That was satisfying. Hannah Allen and Mackenzie Enderlin had great rounds today. Hannah had her best round of the season so far.”
Other local teams at the invite include Shelby-Rising City which scored a 453 for third as a team and Boone Central shooting 489 for fourth.
The gold medalist on the day was Boone Central’s Abby Brodersen who finished with an 82.
Shamrock Makenzie Enderlin and Hannah Allen finished in second and third respectively, shooting a 90 and 91.
Jaycee Ternus of Scotus finished in fifth after scoring a 100.
Shelby-Rising City’s Brenna Houdersheldt led the team with a 107 in ninth.
Scotus had the next two golfers on the leader board with Avery Dierman and Alaina Dierman shooting a 109 and 110.
Sydney Ziemba of Shelby-Rising City carded a 113 for 14th place and was followed by teammates Hope Frazier and Alyssa Blohm who finished with a 116 and 117, placing in 16th and 17th, respectively.
Boone Central’s Lauren Kohtz finished in 18th with her score of 119.
Shelby-Rising City’s Tori Perry scored a 123 for 21st.
Ava Frey finished in 26th with a 128 for Boone Central.
Lilly Reel of Boone Central shot a 160 for 30th.
Niedbalski said there are still areas that the Shamrocks can get better at, but she was happy with how the girls played.
“There are things we can still work on, but I am seeing improvement, and they are beginning to show a little confidence in themselves and in their games,” she said. “We only have three more major meets before districts, so we need to keep improving. But today was a good step in the right direction.”
On Sept. 18 the NSAA released the girls’ golf district assignments.
Columbus High School will be in District A-3 which will be played at Elks Country Club on Oct. 1. The other schools assigned to the district are Bellevue East, Grand Island, Gretna, Lincoln North Star, Millard North, Millard South and North Platte.
Scotus Central Catholic will be in District C-2 which will be played at Beemer, NE. The other schools assigned to the district are Archbishop Bergan, Arlington, Boone Central, Cedar Bluffs, Fullerton, Oakland-Craig, Omaha Brownell Talbot, Omaha Roncalli Catholic, Stanton, Wahoo and West Point-Beemer.
Lakeview is in District B-2, which will be played in Blair, NE. The other schools in the district are Bennington, Blair, Elkhorn, Omaha Concordia, Omaha Duchesne Academy, Schuyler and South Sioux City.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at email@example.com