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Golfers finish fourth at Broken Bow with two medalists

Graham, Franzen medal.

BROKEN BOW—Gothenburg golfers had their best performance of the season on Friday at Broken Bow, finishing the invite in fourth place as a team with two medalists.

“It was certainly more representative of our capability (than past meets),” said coach Jim Henke.

The Swedes ended up with a 360 total. Holdrege was 10 strokes better at 350 to win the title, followed by Broken Bow and Lexington at 351 and 354 respectively.

Sophomore Jackson Graham had the Swedes’ low score of the day for sixth place at 86, his best 18-hole total so far this season.

Despite some difficulties with chipping, senior Derek Franzen placed 11th with a score of 90.

Tanner Johnson of Broken Bow took top honors carding an 81.

“The scores overall were not outstanding, probably due to tough pin placement,” said Swede coach Jim Henke. “Nearly all were in the left front or right front making for very treacherous putting. If the first putt was not made, the ball would roll off the green so three or four putts was common. “

Alix Meisinger, Jeramie VanAcker and Matt Marshall all scored 92 to finish just outside the medals in 16th, 17th and 18th place respectively using handicap hole countback to break ties.

It was a solid performance for us,” Henke said. “They guys are looking forward to the Southwest Conference meet back at Broken Bow on Friday.”

SWC tees off at the Broken Bow Country Club at 11 a.m. Friday. The Swedes then play at the Cozad Invite beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

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