Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Golfers struggle with hazards at Iron Eagle

Swedes finish ninth.

NORTH PLATTE—The Swede golfers had a real struggle at the North Platte Invite on Friday.

“It was a day when nothing seemed to go right and the harder they tried, the worse it got,” said coach Jim Henke.

Gothenburg finished ninth of nine teams with a total score of 500.

McCook took the team title with a combined 389 and two golfers in the top 10 including medalist Kaylee Samway who shot 89.

Senior Anna Boson was the only Swede who managed a nine-hole score below 60 and a total under 120. She finished with 118.

Many strokes were lost due to penalties incurred by hitting into the numerous hazards on the Iron Eagle course.

Henke said inconsistent putting and hitting trees presented other frequent problems.”

“There isn’t a lot we can say about this kind of day,” the coach said. “The only thing we can do is put it behind us and try to eliminate mistakes so we can compete better in our upcoming meets.”

The girls travel to Broken Bow for an invite on Thursday and play at the Lexington Invite on Friday before hosting their own invite at Wild Horse Tuesday.

The Gothenburg Invite is the only time the Swedes play at home this fall. Tee time is 9 a.m.

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