Bearcat golfers earn top-five finish in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A trip across the state line resulted in a top-five finish for the Scottsbluff High School boys golf team on Friday in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The Bearcats totaled a 355 in the tournament hosted by Cheyenne South on the F.E. Warren Air Force Base Golf Course. It was the third-best score of the season for Scottsbluff.

“The guys enjoyed playing on a new golf course with different competition,” Scottsbluff head coach Brock Ehler said. “It’s always exciting to play against different people and see different teams. We’re glad we came over and played.”

Ty Corr led the Bearcats individually. Corr tied his season low with an 80 to place eighth. Two other Bearcats managed to break 90. Brandyn Larsen finished with an 86 and Gavin Howell fired an 88. Also for Scottsbluff, Ryan Temple shot a 101 and Brett Hill ended with a 104.

Ehler said he continues to see his team making strides from one tournament to the next.

“We just want to keep gaining experience and play the best we can at the end of the year,” he said. “We’re on the outside looking in as far as the district goes right now, so we’re hoping to keep improving and be in position to sneak into that top three.”

Scottsbluff will compete in a pair of tournaments next week. The Bearcats will enter the Gering Invitational on Thursday at Monument Shadows Golf Course and then will host the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday at Scotts Bluff Country Club.

“That will be great,” Ehler said of hosting GNAC. “Hopefully we get good weather and we look forward to competing against the five other schools coming in. It will be nice to see Hastings and Columbus. We’ve seen North Platte and they’re really strong. We haven’t seen McCook and they’ve proven they can shoot some pretty good scores this year.”

Jeremy Woznick is the sports editor for the Star-Herald. He can be reached at 308-632-9048 or by emailing jwoznick@starherald.com.

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