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Falcons Claim Class D State Runner-Up, Three RPAC Golfers Take Home Medals

Updated: May 31

It was a big day for the Hitchcock County Falcons. They came into the second day of the Class D State Invite knowing what they would have to do to finish as a top-two team. And they were able to accomplish it.

It seems like this spring we have mentioned weather a lot, so let's keep the theme going. What an absolutely stark difference in weather between Tuesday's and Wednesday's action. It was Sunny, 75, light breeze. An absolute perfect day for golf.

Let's get into the team scores for the Class D State Meet.

  1. Overton-655

  2. Hitchcock County-666

  3. Sutton-674

  4. Humphrey St. Francis-686

  5. Loomis-695

  6. Lawerence-Nelson-697

  7. North Platte St. Pat's-710

  8. Hemingford-713 & Neligh-Oakdale-713

10. Bloomfield-718

11. Kimball-729

12. Anselmo-Merna-732

13. Hartington-Newcastle-734

14. South Loup-739

15. Ravenns-746

And for the top 15 placers, this is how it shook out.

  1. Jack Dane-Sandy Creek-150

  2. Jack Baker-Hitchcock County-151 & Tyson Essex-Loomis-151

4. Alex Banzahaf-Overton-153

5. Braden Fleischman-Overton-155 & Kamden Bose-Southern Valley-155

7. Kyler Lusche-Kimball-156 & Aaron Bartak-Anselmo-Merna-156 & William Jesse-CWC-156

10. Brad Haake-Sandhills/Thedford-158

11. Jaydn Friesen-Sutton-159 & Easton Miller-Elmwood-Murdoch-159 & Andrew Kosch-Humphrey St. Francis-159

14. Brayden Melchert-Hitchcock County-161 & Colin Cooksley-Anselmo-Merna-161

For the Falcons they were solid throughout the entire tournament. A 339 on day one and then a 327 on day two. It was clear that each day their golfers got stronger as the tournament progressed. Their team score from Wednesday, they took Baker's 74, Melchert's 78, Ashton Parker Johnson's 84 and Mason Schilke's 91. Darin Neben shot a 96 a solid score too. Melchert's 78 was a personal best.

Baker's two-day scores were 77 and 74, Melchert was 83 and 78, Parker-Johnson was an 86 and 84, Neben was a 93 and a 96, and Schilke was a 105 and 91.

We caught up with both Jack Baker and Brayden Melchert after getting the trophy and their medals.

Southern Valley's Kamden Bose was excellent, taking 5th place with a 155. Bose had a 77 on Tuesday and a 78 on Wednesday. Braxton Hammond was just outside of medaling with a 164 and T-19th. Braxton had a 79 on day one and an 85 on day two.

Southwest's Colton Sedlacek had a nice day, shooting an 84 on day two and finished 49th. His total was 180. His two-day scores were 96 and 84.

Cambridge's Micah Gerlach finished T-42nd and shot a 177 between the two days. He shot an 81 and a 96.

Tyce Pate was really good on Wednesday. He finished 33rd, a 175 total, and had an 84 on Wednesday.

From Class C, William VanBoening of Alma finished T-40th with an 87 in the one day tournament.

To see full scores from Class D, click here.

To see full scores from Class C, click here


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