Ganos leads Bulldogs to fifth place finish in Chadron

Gering’s Justin Scott chips during the Chadron Invitational last Thursday in Chadron.

With a round of 86, Gering senior Tommy Ganos placed sixth at the Chadron Invitational last week at the Ridgeview Country Club, leading the Bulldogs to a fourth place team finish.

It was Ganos’ best round of the season and his lowest individual finish. Gering head coach Keaton Green said Ganos had a good front nine and was happy to see him place.

“Tommy was scoring pretty well on the first nine,” Green said. “He had a couple birdies in there and got kind of excited. He was trying to contain himself and the windy conditions didn’t help, but it was a good day for him. For him to get in the top 10 was good and I’m proud and happy for him.”

Also for Gering, Justin Scott finished with a 93 and Noah Longoria added a 94. Turner Ray finished Gering’s team total with a 97. The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 370, placing fourth.

Alliance placed three in the top 10 to win the team title with a 338. Alliance’s medalists including the champion, Crayten Cyza (79) and the runner-up, Jaron Matulka (81). Caeson Clarke fired an 85 to finish fourth.

Sidney finished second in the team standings with a 360 and Scottsbluff followed with a 364 to finish third.

Jackson Witt (81) and Cayden Jobman (85), finished third and fifth, respectively. Chadron’s Blake Olson and Trevor Berry both shot rounds of 86 to finish seventh and eighth. Scottsbluff’s Ty Corr and Gavin Howell placed ninth and 10th with rounds of 89.

As the season winds down to its end, the Bulldogs still have their home invite to look forward to, providing the recent snowfall melts in time. Green said Gering is excited to play their home course, Monument Shadows, on Monday, May 6 as long as the snow is gone.

“We love hosting our tournament and playing on your own course is always fun,” Green said. “You kind of have the inside track on things because you’ve played it so much.”

Less than two weeks remain before the Class B, District 4 tournament, at North Platte’s Lake Maloney Golf Course. Green said he hopes Gering can keep improving and play the best golf in the last few weeks.

“There’s some teams out there that can score pretty low,” Green said. “Our goal is to keep playing our best golf at the end of the season as we head into districts and state.”

Team Results

1, Alliance, 338.

2, Sidney, 360.

3, Scottsbluff, 364.

4, Gering, 370.

5, Chadron, 392.

6, Mitchell, 393.

7, Hemingford, 427.

8, Hemingford, 427.

9, Gordon-Rushville, 430.

10, Crawford, 518.

Individual Top 10

1, Crayten Cyza, Alliance, 79. 2, Jaron Matulka, Alliance, 81. 3, Jackson Witt, Sidney, 81. 4, Caeson Clarke, Alliance, 85. 5, Cayden Jobman, Sidney, 85. 6, Tommy Ganos, Gering, 86. 7, Blake Olson, Chadron, 86. 8, Trevor Berry, Chadron, 86. 9,

Ty Corr, Scottsbluff, 89. 10, Gavin Howell,

Scottsbluff 89.

Sports Reporter

Preston Goehring is a staff reporter at the Star-Herald. Contact him at 308-632-9051 or by email at preston.goehring@starherald.com.