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Hitchcock County Repeats as RPAC Golf Champs, Jack Baker Wins Individual Title, and Roughriders Take Second

Cross Creek Golf Links in Cambridge was the site for the 2024 RPAC Golf Invite hosted by Southwest and it was a day filled with excellent competitive spirit. We saw excellent golf played despite the conditions being less than favorable. Hitchcock County came away with the team title, shooting a 349, Southwest shot a 383 and captured their first team plaque and runner-up finish, and Southern Valley shot a 385 and placed 3rd.

On the individual side, Jack Baker of Hitchcock County got another win for the Falcons. He shot a 77. It is the second straight year that a Falcon has won the individual title; in 2023, Baker's current teammate Brayden Melchert, won the event, shooting an 80 at Alma.

Let's look at the rest of the results.

Team Results

  1. Hitchcock County-349

  2. Southwest-383

  3. Southern Valley-385

  4. DCS-389

  5. Alma-392

  6. Bertrand-401

  7. Cambridge-417

  8. Arapahoe-423

  9. Paxton-437

  10. Medicine Valley-558

  11. MHC-No Team Score

  12. Wallace-No Team Score

Individual Results

  1. Jack Baker-Hitchcock County-77

  2. Kamden Bose-Southern Valley-80

  3. Braxton Hammond-Southern Valley-84

  4. Houston Billeter-Southwest-85

  5. William VanBoening-Alma-88

  6. Tyce Pate-Medicine Valley-89

  7. Ashton Parker-Johnson-Hitchcock County-90

  8. Brayden Melchert-Hitchcock County-91

  9. Darin Neben-Hitchcock County-91

  10. Crew Bennett-Alma-91

  11. Ethan Hardin-Paxton-91

  12. Micah Gerlach-Cambridge-92

  13. Mason Schilke-Hitchcock County-93

  14. Colton Sedlacek-Southwest-93

  15. Dante Horner-DCS-93

Hitchcock County

As you can see above in both the team results and the individual results, it was a pretty good day for the Falcons. All five of their golfers came away with medals. Baker was dialed in as usual. He and Southern Valley's Kamden Bose went back and forth for the majority of the day and it was entertaining to watch. Parker-Johnson kept his steady play like he has all season with the 7th place medal and a 90. Last year's individual champ, Brayden Melchert took 8th with a 91. Darin Neben keeps climbing the ladder with some great scores including a 9th place medal a 91. Mason Schilke was excellent too with the 13th place medal and a 93. Back-to-back champs for the Falcons, not too shabby.


The Roughriders had a day. They were the hosts of this invite, and they played incredibly well taking 2nd place with a 383. Houston Billeter was solid throughout the day with a 4th place finish and an 85. Colton Sedlacek played well with a 93 and finished 14th. It was a nice team effort for the Roughriders to capture the runner-up plaque, their first one ever.

Southern Valley

The Eagles finished 3rd as a team with the 385. They claimed the 2nd and 3rd place medals. Kamden Bose battled all day against Jack Baker and played great golf, shooting an 80. Braxton Hammond took 3rd with an 84 and was strong on the course. Those two have done a nice job of leading the Eagles all season.

Dundy County Stratton

The Tigers shot a 389 as a team which put them at 4th. Dante Horner was able to capture the final medal of the day, shooting a 93 and placing 15th. Brodie Rogers and Owen Matthews each just missed out on medals. Rogers shot a 95 and finished 16th and Mathews finished 17th with a 97. A nice outing for DCS in a tough field.


This young squad had a pretty good day at RPAC coming away with a 392 and finishing 5th. William VanBoening placed 5th with an 88. Crew Bennett, a Freshman placed 10th with a 91 for the Cardinals. Alma will look to build off of this going forward in the season.


The Vikings overall as a team performed well finishing 6th and shot a 401. They didn't come away with a medal for an individual, but Scotty Bieker shot a 97 and finished 17th. Payton Way was their next-best score with a 102 and finished 23rd. We will see if this Viking team can put together some nice rounds as the season rolls on, they have shown the ability to earlier this season.


Cambridge came away with a team finish of 7th place, shooting a 417. The Trojans had one medalist on the day, Micah Gerlach who took 12th with a 92. Maverick Webb broke 100, shooting a 98 and finishing 19th. Cambridge has shown signs they can shoot some low scores, time will tell if they hit their stride at the right time when districts roll around.


The Warriors finished 8th with a 423 as a team. Briggs Hill had the best score for Arapahoe with a 101 and finished 22nd. Rafe Hill shot a 102 and finished 24th. Chris Hermes finished 31st with a 107.


The Tigers finished 9th with a 437. Ethan Hardin kept up his strong play, finishing 11th with a 91. He has been steady all season for Paxton. Tristen Hebblethwaite shot the next-best score with a 104 and finished 28th. Paxton will see how they can keep moving forward as we get towards the end of the season.

Medicine Valley

The Raiders took home 10th, shooting a 558. Tyce Pate put together a nice day on the course with an 89 and finished 6th individually. He did a nice job with his second shots from what we saw. Finishing 6th in this field was excellent, for sure.

Maywood-Hayes Center

Maywood-Hayes Center had three golfers compete. Landon Littrel finished 4th with a 124 and Hunter Koetter finished 46th with a 126.

It was an enjoyable day of golf for the RPAC with a lot of great performances.


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