Golf team hosts a windy home invite

On Thursday, April 19 the golf team hosted their home invite. The wind made for a difficult day of golf. Seward, Norris, Beatrice, Thayer, and Crete all attended. Fairbury placed fifth overall as a team. Dalton Peterson ’20 had the lowest score of the varsity team with a score of 95. He placed 14th.

“It was a learning experience trying to play with the wind,” Peterson ’20 said. “There’s little things I need to improve on to make my score better.”

Devin Wanamaker ’20 had the next best varsity score. He had a 105 and placed 21st.

“It was a very windy day,” Wanamaker ’20 said. “As a team, we didn’t shoot well, and individually I played my worse round all season. It was not a good day of golf for the Jeffs.”

The rest of the Varsity team scored as follows: Trevin Arnold ’19 with a 124 in 27th place, Joe Melcher ’20 with a 130 in 30th place, and Jake Martin ’22 with a 120 in 26th place. On the JV team, Braden Suey ’22 scored 129 and got 29th, Bret Cole ’20 scored 118 and got 25th, Rorik Blatny ’22 scored 130 and got 30th, John Kerwood ’20 scored 143 and got 35th, Keith Lee ’20 scored 138 and got 34th, and Brigham Scheetz ’22 scored 164 and got 37th.

“Personally, I did the best I’ve ever done on my front nine, but I could have done better on the back nine,” Lee ’20 said. “We didn’t win, but we had fun, which is what it’s all about for me.”

The golf team is back in action on Monday, April 22 in Beatrice.

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Rorik Blatny ’22 lines up a putt on the green. Blatny scored a 130 and placed 30th for JV. Photo by N. Harris

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Keith Lee gets ready for a put. Lee said he had a good front nine, but he wished he could’ve played better on the back nine. Lee scored 138 and placed 34th for JV.