COLUMBUS -- The Beatrice girls golf team finished 11th as a team at the Class B State Golf Tournament in Columbus on Tuesday.

The Lady O duplicated their score of 417 from the first day for a combined two-day score of 834.

Kirsten Baete anchored the Lady O team sore with a state championship two-day score of 157.

Beatrice's other senior, Sidney Hartig, was able to finish in the top 25 individually. After shooting a 92 on Monday, she came back with a 94 on Tuesday for a 186, which was good enough for 22nd in Class B.

"Sidney had another great state tournament and she wasn't that far from earning a medal," said Beatrice Coach Dick Stuart. "She is just an athletic and hard-working girl and she worked hard all season long. We always knew she was going to get better once she got used to playing again."

Freshman Payton Neunaber followed up her 115 on Monday with a 121 on Tuesday, giving her a two-day score of 236.

Beatrice's other two freshmen improved upon their scores form the first day. Sydney Southwick followed up her 131 on Monday with a 127 on Tuesday for a score of 258. Makenzie Barnard followed up her 128 on Monday with a 127 on Tuesday for a two-day score of 255.

"Our three freshmen got another week of practice and two more rounds of competition," Stuart said. "Now next year when they play, they'll be ready for it. The just need to understand that they have to work in the offseason if they want to be good. They also watched Kirsten (Baete) and saw what it takes to be a state champ, which is also valuable experience."

Stuart said very few probably predicted that the Lady O would make the state tournament and finish runner-up in the conference with just two seniors and three freshmen.

"But they found a way to make it to state because of their hard work and because of the hard work from my assistant coaches Darrel Hoffman and Archie Morris," Stuart said. "So I'd definitely consider this a pretty successful year and I think we have a chance to do good things next year as well because with freshmen, you know they're just going to continue getting better."

Norris had a team score of 832, which was good for 10th place. Addison Pogreba shot a 90 on Tuesday for a two-day score of 184, which was good enough for 19th individually. Valerie Gabel shot a 105 on Tuesday for a two-day score of 213.

Rounding out the Norris scoring was Lauren Havlat with a 217, Olivia Kisling with a 218 and Renae Mitchell with a 236.

Omaha Duchesne won the team championship in Class B with a team score of 668 while McCook finished second at 724.

In the Class C State Tournament at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte, Humbodt-Table Rock-Steinauer finished in 14th place with an 890 team score.

Amber Blank finished with a 198, Logan Standerford finished with a 228, Laura Stalder finished with a 229 and Grace Pumel finished with a 235.

Fairbury's lone qualifier, Evangeline Schwab, finished the tournament with a 263.

Lacie Fox of West Point-Beemer was the individual champion in Class C with a score of 145 (+1). Ogallala won the Class C team championship with a score of 730 while Battle Creek finished second with a 762


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