NSAA Girls State Golf Championships Begin Monday

GERING/COLUMBUS – Wayne High’s Natalie Bentjen will tee off this morning at 9 a.m. during the Class B Girls Golf Championships while other area state golfers will compete in Class C.

All three classes will be in action over the next two days as the championship first round will start at 9 a.m. today and end with a 9 a.m. tee time tomorrow.

Class A’s host site will be the Norfolk Country Club; Class B in Gering at Monument Shadows Golf Course and the Elks Country Club in Columbus will host Class C girls state golfers.

WHS last sent a girls golfer to state two years ago being Hana Nelsen.

Natalie Bentjen will tee off with the first group at 9 a.m. on hole one in Gering.

In Class C, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge will have all five golfers in action after placing in their district last week. This is the first time in school history they’ve qualified their team while the last time they had individuals qualify were in 2017 and 2015 each with two competitors each.

LCC girls golfers competing today are Jadyn Kinkaid (9:27/1); Sidney Groene (9:36/10); Hope Swanson (10:03/10); Sarah Karnes (10:12/1) and Delaney Hall (10:39/10).

West Point-Beemer golfers include Shelbie Woerman (9:09/1); Allie Boell (9:09/10); Kailey Johnson (9:45/1); Almarosa Urquidez (9:45/10); Brook Diekemper (11:06/1) and Emmah Benson (11:06/10).

Battle Creek golfers: Molly Heimes (9:09/10); Raina Lade (9:27/10); Joslyn Hrabanek (10:03/10); Megan Lutt (10:39/1) and Emma Wilkinson (10:39/10).

Other area girls golfers are Carly Thramer of Norfolk Catholic (9:27/1); Kaylin Gaughenbaugh of O’Neill (9:27/1); Alena Peters of Pierce (9:36/1) and Delayne Sudbeck of Hartington Cedar Catholic (10:03/1).

Day two will conclude this year’s state competition on Tuesday at the same courses.