LINCOLN - The Syracuse golf team edged Heartland by one stroke, 451-452, to finish in third place at the Class C-1 District Tournament and qualify for the Nebraska School Activities Association Girls State Golf Championship next Monday and Tuesday in North Platte.

The top three teams from each district advance to the state tournament.

Members of the Rockets are Jennifer Daharsh, Kirsten Bischoff, Shaylee Staack, Lorelei Bassinger and Tommi Gobber. No Syracuse golfers placed in the top ten at the district tournament at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Lincoln. They are coached by Sallie Agena.

Lincoln Christian won the team title with a score of 386. Lincoln Lutheran was the runner-up with a 402.

Lincoln Christian senior Taylor Van Ostrand won the individual title by shooting an 83.

Auburn senior Kacynn Jones shot a 104 and finished in ninth place. HTRS senior Kaitlyn Frey finished in a tie for 10th place, also with a 104. Both golfers qualify for the state tournament as individuals.

Individual Qualifiers:

1. Taylor Van Ostrand (12), Lincoln Christian, 83

2. Elizabeth Mestl (10), Heartland, 86

3. Grace Fahleson (11), Lincoln Lutheran, 92

4. Sara Morden (12), Lincoln Christian, 96

5. Natalie Barrett (12), Lincoln Lutheran, 97

6. Carissa Lijewski (11), Tri County, 99

7. Madison Miller (11), Heartland, 100

8. Alena Nelson (12), Lincoln Christian, 103

9. Kacynn Jones (12), Auburn, 104

10. Maya Kuszak (9), Lincoln Christian, 104

10. Kaitlyn Frey (12), Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, 104

 

Qualifying Teams:

Lincoln Christian, 386

Coach: Lisa Van Ostrand

Taylor Van Ostrand (12), 83
Sara Morden (12), 96
Alena Nelson (12), 103
Maya Kuszak (9), 104
Janna DeHaan (11), 106

 

Lincoln Lutheran, 402

Coach: Mark Clanton

Grace Fahleson (11), 92
Natalie Barrett (12), 97
Mallory Schmidt (10), 106
Rachael Volin (10), 107
Hannah Ernst (12), 115

 

Syracuse, 451

Coach: Sallie Agena

Jennifer Daharsh (12), 108
Kirsten Bischoff (11), 111
Shaylee Staack (11), 113
Lorelei Bassinger (11), 119
Tommi Gobber (12), 124

 

Individual Qualifiers:

Heartland

Coach: Gina Mestl

Elizabeth Mestl (10), 86

 

Tri County

Coach: Samantha Pfingsten

Carissa Lijewski (11), 99

 

Heartland

Coach: Gina Mestl

Madison Miller (11), 100

 

Auburn

Coach: Shawn Wehenkel

Kacynn Jones (12), 104

 

Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer

Coach: Matt Helms

Kaitlyn Frey (12), 104

 

Final Team Scores:

Lincoln Christian, 386

Lincoln Lutheran, 402

Syracuse, 451

Heartland, 452

Tri County, 460

Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, 512

Shelby-Rising City, 515

Auburn, 517

Fairbury, 566

Palmyra, NTS

Johnson County Central, NTS

Elmwood-Murdock, NTS

Exeter-Milligan, NTS

 

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