(Peru, Neb.)—On Friday, July 15, the Peru State Football Booster Club hosted their annual golf tournament at the Auburn Country Club. This year they had a great turnout of 21 teams in total.
The tournament was directed by Booster Club officers Mike Gerdes and Rick Janssen. This was the 11th year that Gerdes has overseen the tournament. Gerdes commented, "Despite the heat, we almost had a full tournament field which helps lead to a successful day."
There were two flights in the event and the top three in each flight are as follows: First place in the first flight was Team Rasmussen with a score of 59. On team Rasmussen was Lee Rasmussen, Shannon Schulz, Zach Blessing, and Zach Undajon. In second place was the Bowldog Alley team with a score of 60. Golfing on team Bowldog Alley was Nate Seitz, Ron Seitz, Lee Adams, and Jeff Kidd. In third place was Team Cotton with a score of 61. Those on Team Cotton were Dan Cotton, Mark Hahn, Ron Perry and Russ Blex.
Taking first in the second flight was Lincoln High Football with a score of 69. Golfing on the winning team were A.J. Santos, Dan Beckmann, Alex Cerny and Tyler Francis. In second place was Team Moles with a score of 69. On Team Moles was Jack Moles, Tim Hall, Don Hardekopf and Stan Wissel. In third place was the Dolezal/Reinert Clan with a score of 70. Playing on the Dolezal/Reinert Clan was Mark Dolezal, Terri Dolezal, Sam Dolezal and Cody Reinert.

Second Flight Championship Winners Lincoln High Football Team Pictured from Left to Right: Tyler Francis and Alex Cerny
Second Flight Championship Winners Lincoln High Football Team Holding Their Prize Pictured from Left to Right: Tyler Francis and Alex Cerny

There were also hole prizes on each of the nine holes on the course. The winners were: Hole 1 Closest to the Pin – Nathan Bianchi, Hole 2 Longest Drive – Shannon Shulz, Hole 3 Closest to Pin from off the Green (Any Shot) – T.J. Gulizia, Hole 4 Closest First Shot – Lee Rasmussen, Hole 5 Longest Drive in Fairway – Allison Tichy, Hole 6 Closest Second Shot – Jeff Gerdes, Hole 7 Longest Putt – Mary Ernster, Hole 8 Closest Second Shot – Stephanie Gerdes, and Hole 9 Longest Putt – Dan Beckmann.
The Peru State Football Booster Club would like to thank these hole sponsors: Arbor Manor, Auburn Agency, Auburn Family Health Center, PC, Auburn State Bank, Big Iron Auctions, Bowldog Alley, El Portal Mexican Restaurant, Fast Global Solutions, Frank Pelican – Pelican's Meat Processing, HACO Electric, Harold Hitch, Hilltop Dental of Auburn, Hunters Headquarters, Kent & Becki Propst/Jerry & Christina Joy, Meyer-Earp Auto Center, Nemaha County Hospital, Pieters Construction, SBS Insurance, State Bank of Table Creek, Steve Schneider and Ted L. Harshbarger
The Booster Club would also to like to thank the Flag Prize, Auction and Raffle Donors: Auburn Newspapers, Auburn State Bank, Big Iron Auctions, Brooke Earnest, Pastor Ken Miller, PSC Athletic Department, PSC Football Booster Club, Sack Lumber and Ted L. Harshbarger.
Gerdes also stated, "I would also like to thank all who contributed and/or participated as we once again generated some excellent funds for the Bobcat football program." He added, "Thanks, too, to Pamette Grable and the Country Club for hosting the event."
The Peru State football team kicks off the season on Saturday, August 27, at Missouri Valley College at 6:00 p.m.