Part of the residue from the flooding that swamped most of eastern Nebraska a couple of weeks ago was due to show up at Northridge Country Club on Monday.
On April 8, Tekamah-Herman’s golf team was scheduled to host North Bend Central and West Point-Beemer for a triangular. The meet originally was slated to be played on North Bend’s course, but flooding there forced a change in venue.
Northridge was to be the site of only one varsity event this spring, the Northridge-Tiger Invitational set for May 9. T-H coach John Walford said this spring’s widespread flooding may mean more events move to the Tekamah course. North Bend was to be the site of two events involving Walford’s team. He said Thursday that the Oakland-Craig Invitational set for April 27 also may be questionable.
But several area courses are coming around.
Among them is Pines Golf Club in Valley where the Tigers played April 3 at the Douglas County West Invitational.
Walford’s young team carded a 394 on the soft course to finish ninth among 14 teams.
Freshman Brock Rogers led the Tigers with an 83, good for a tie for ninth.
Two veteran seniors, Cody Elliott and Braden Ball also were on the course. Elliott carded a 99 while Ball matched sophomore Eldridge Jensen at 106. Brooklyn Brenneis completed the T-H card with a 124.
Bennington landed four players among the top 10 while rolling to a 30-shot win, 316-346 over the runner-up unit from Oakland-Craig. O-C’s Ian Lundquist was the day’s medalist, firing a 4-over par 76.
Walford said he thinks Elliott, Ball and Rogers can form a good foundation for the 2019 Tigers.
But from there ...?
“We have a lot of first and second year players and we need a lot of course time,” Walford said. “We may use some of the early events as extended practice until we can get into a routine, maybe a third of the way into the season.”
Douglas County West Invitational
1. Bennington, 316; 2. Oakland-Craig, 346; 3. Gretna, 348; 4. David City, 353; 5. Logan View, 368; 6. Platteview, 372; 7. DC West, 379; 8. Wahoo, 382; 9. Tekamah-Herman, 394; 10. DC West JV, 405; 11. Archbishop Bergan, 406; 12. Arlington, 409; 13. Syracuse, 414; 14. Ashland-Greenwood, 443.
1. Ian Lundquist, O-C, 76; 2. Gavin Martin, Ben, 77; 3. Jackson Prosoki, Ben, 78; 4. (tie) Jake Hagerbaumer, LV; Christian Jewell, Jordan hart, Pltv, 79; 7. Cullen Buscher, Ben, 80; 8. Michael Keatts, Ben, 81; 9. (tie) Brock Rogers, T-H; Jordan Kracl, DC, 83.
The Tigers opened the season March 28 at a new venue—for them, at least—Benson Park Golf Course in Omaha, during a triangular with BRLD and Fort Calhoun.
Walford’s team got the season off to a good start, authoring a 196-198 win over BRLD. The host Pioneers trailed at 236.
BRLD’s Arizona Riecken was the day’s medalist, shooting a 44.
Rogers was right behind, pacing the Tigers with his 45. Jensen shot a 48 while Elliott carded a 50. Ball shot 53 while Brenneis came in at 64.
The Tigers also won the junior varsity contest, 261-287 over Fort Calhoun.
Freshmen Wyatt Deemer and Jed Hoover each posted a 63. Nolan Heim came in at 66. Reese Hansen added a 69 while Addisen Regalado wrapped things up with a 73.
After Monday’s triangular, the Tigers are back in action at Laurel’s Cedar View Country Club on Thursday for the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Invitational. Tee time is 10 a.m.