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Shamrocks displeased with showing at Centennial Tournament

September 25, 2018

The Scotus Central Catholic girls golf team competed in the Centennial Conference meet on Saturday finishing fifth out of seven teams.

“We struggled today - not the result we had anticipated,” said head coach Tanya Niedbalski in comments sent to the Telegram. “We had hoped to be much more competitive then we were.”

Kearney Catholic ended the day atop the leaderboard, but it was Lincoln Christian’s Taylor Van Ostrand that came away with the gold medal shooting an 85.

The Shamrocks were led by Hannah Allen in 10th with a total of 102.

Other scores for Scotus include Jaycee Ternus – 104, Avery Dierman – 110, Makenzie Enderlin – 111 and Alaina Dierman – 127.

Niedbalski said it was inconsistency that haunted the Shamrock on Saturday.

“Inconsistent play and entirely too many penalty strokes today,” she said. “That indicates a huge lack of focus on our part especially when we were playing on our home course.”

The Shamrocks only have two more meets guaranteed on the schedule, and only one more in regular season competition.

“We have one regular season meet left, Wednesday at the Shamrock Invite at Quail Run,” Niedbalski said. “We will see a couple of the same teams we saw today. The girls need to turn things around in a hurry with Districts looming just around the corner on October 1.”

Other schools competing at the Shamrock Invitational are Archbishop Bergan, Boone Central/Newman Grove, Concordia, Grand Island Central Catholic, Norfolk Catholic and Schuyler.

Team performance at Indian Trails County Club in Beemer will determine if the Shamrocks qualify for the state meet Oct. 8-9 at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte.

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com

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