Pender Boys Golf Crowned Champion Of D-3 District, Four Top 10 Finishers

OSMOND – More northeast Nebraska boys golf teams made noise in a Class D District Golf outing.

From Rolling Hills Golf Course, Osmond was the host of the D-3 District on Monday.

Pender edged out Wausa (346 – 357) to be crowned District Champion while Neligh-Oakdale also qualified for state with a third place 362 among the 15 teams.

D-3 Results.

Randolph finished fourth with a 388, Stuart took fifth with a 403, Creighton and Niobrara/Verdigre (T-sixth – 411), Plainview (eighth – 412), Ainsworth (ninth – 414), Homer (10th – 439), Bloomfield (11th – 453) and Chambers/Wheeler Central (12th – 503) closed out the team scoring. Boyd County, Osmond and Santee didn’t have complete team scores.

Creighton’s Gage Burns was an additional qualifier and shot an 80 to edge out Michael Vanness of Wausa (82) to finish first overall. Pender teammates Mitchell Kelly and Quinton Heineman took third and fourth respectively each shooting an 84.

William Jesse (CWC) was another additional qualifier with a fifth place, 86; Aiden Kuester (Neligh-Oakdale) took sixth also with an 86; two more Pender teammates each shot an 89 being Layton Gralheer and Trey Johnson for eighth and ninth; Bryson Gadeken (Neligh-Oakdale) tied for 10th with Anthony Heiser from Stuart (additional qualifier) both with a 90.

A fifth member of the Pender boys golf team will be Spencer Rabbass who shot a 96.

The 2022 NSAA Boys State Golf Championships will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 – 25. Class A will compete at the Norfolk Country Club; Class B at the Scotts Bluff Country Club in Scottsbluff; Class C at the Elks Country Club in Columbus and Class D at the Lake Maloney Golf Club in North Platte. Each of the two-day championship rounds will start at 9 a.m.