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YORK -- The Beatrice golf team traveled to York on Thursday and finished ninth out of 18 teams.

The Orangemen finished with 350 points. York won the Invite with 311 and filling in behind them in order was Grand Island Central Catholic, Lincoln Southwest, Lincoln Pius X, Northwest, Bennington, Norris and Seward.

"We did not have a very good day at York," said Beatrice Coach Dick Stuart. "Golf is a game with ups and downs and we had too many downs."

Graham Southwick earned a seventh place medal with a score of 79. Tyler Welch was the individual champion with a 72 while Reed Malleck and Dalton Mogul finished second and third with scores of 75.

"Graham had a very good frond nine and finished seventh," Stuart said.

Trenton Jurgens was Beatrice's next best golfer with a score of 84, which was good for 21st place.

"Trenton had his best 18-hole score of the year and missed a medal by one shot," Stuart said.

Andrew Paquette shot a 92, Bryant Jurgens shot a 95 and Eli Havekost rounded out the Beatrice scoring with a 100.

"Our problem was way to many big scores on a hole," Stuart said. "We had 13 holes with scores of seven and above. That means too many penalty shots."

Norris' best finisher was Bailey Amend, whose 80 was good enough for ninth place individually. Norris' next best finisher was Grant Oden, whose 81 was good enough for 11th place individually.

Rounding out the Norris scoring was Tristan Bade with an 88, Ty Hays with a 92 and Carson Ellerbrake with a 93.

Fairbury also competed at the meet. Dalton Petersen led the way with a 96 while Joe Melcher shot a 116, Deven Wanamaker shot a 121 and Owen Blocker shot a 127.

The Beatrice golfers will be in action again on Thursday when they travel to the Fairbury Invite.

"We are now getting to the part of the season when it gets busy and our guys need to step up," Stuart said. "We need to trust what we are doing and play with confidence."

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