Junior Ambassador Classic final results
High school boys winner decided by playoff hole.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - River’s Edge Golf Course was the site for the second and final day of the Junior Ambassador Golf Classic Tuesday.
In the high school boys division, seven golfers were within one stroke of the lead coming into the final day.
When the final scores were tallied, two golfers were tied for the lead: North Platte’s Kasch Morrison and Kearney’s Cole Fedderson. Morrison and Fedderson played a play-off hole for the championship trophy. Morrison was chosen to go first by a toss of a tee. Morrison missed a putt for birdie, so Fedderson had the chance to win the match by sinking his own birdie putt, which was just wide of the hole. Morrison then missed his putt for par by inches, and Fedderson tapped in his putt to win the hole.
“I’m thinking of what I’m going to do every time,” Morrison said after the play-off hole, “I’m trying to picture it in my mind, but at the same time, it’s pretty nerve-racking, and a lot of people watching. The whole time I was shaking. I had a lot of adrenaline going, I smashed that [birdie] putt by like four feet, which is bad on my part.”
However, Morrison is pleased with the way he played overall.
“I played really well this week. I’m happy with how I hit the ball, I’m happy with how I putt it today. I had quite a few pars, a few birdies, and unfortunately a couple bogies on the back nine, but I’m happy with it,” he said.
In the high school girls division, Maya Lashley of North Platte, and Abi Boswell of Gering were tied for the lead coming into day two.
Boswell shot 76 on the day, while Lashley shot 82, and Boswell finished in first place, with a final score of 156.
“I think I played pretty well, it was really nice weather, and I thought that both days went pretty well,” Lashley said. “I hit my drives pretty well, so that was definitely something that helped me a lot, just hitting them straight. It helps when you hit a lot of greens, and then you can make those easy putts.”
High school boys top ten
1. Cole Fedderson 150*
2. Kasch Morrison 150
3. Teegan Sonneman 151**
4. Jake Scherer 151
5. Cole Schroer 158
6. Finn Lucas 159
7. Tanner Ruda 161
T8. Jayden Jones, Connor Hasenauer 163
10. Levi Lennemann 165
High school girls
1. Ali Boswell 156
2. Maya Lashley 162
3. Clara Hosman 163
4. Madison Jackson 175
5. Abbie Jones 190
6. Danielle Nolde 191
T7. Annica Harm, Tayber Meyer, Jessica Folchert 192
10. Graycee Oeltjen 193
Junior boys top five
1. Owen Bartee 163
2. Caleb Castillo 164
3. Max Denton 172
4. Jack Baker 183
5. Maxson Libsack 200
Junior girls top four
1. Kaylee Carlson 198
2. Lainey Palmer 212
3. Sawyer Swarm 255
4. Reece Ribera 263
Youth boys top five (nine holes)
1. Chase Wingett 80
2. Keaton Loop 88
3. Tre Boswell 90
4. Jude Swarm 99
5. Tim Blakely 100
Youth girls (nine holes)
1. Stephanie Budke 135
2. Allison Guthrie 149
3. Maggie Nichols 149
High school boys team results
1. North Platte (Finn Lucas, Tanner Ruda, Jayden Jones, Kasch Morrison) 633
2. St. Pat’s (Teegan Sonneman, Andrew Lindemeier, Connor Hasenauer, Matthew Phelps) 678
*Fedderson defeated Morrison on a play-off hole
**Sonneman was given third place over Scherer based on a better score on a randomly chosen hole
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