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Orangemen golfers fall to Norris

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The Beatrice boys golf team dropped a home dual to Norris on Thursday.

The Titans finished with a score of 166, which was nine strokes better than Beatrice's 175.

Beatrice coach Dick Stuart said the dual was a good measuring stick for his team, since Norris will be coming back to Beatrice for the district tournament in 10 days.

"Norris was just better than we were today," Stuart said. "We now have to find a way to close that gap come district time next week."

Trent Jurgens led the way for Beatrice with a 39 while Andrew Paquette was right behind him with a 40.

"I was happy with the way Andrew and Trent played," Stuart said. "They both had a steady day and they eliminated the big number."

Bryant Jurgens was next for Beatrice with a 47 while Kaden Strubel and Brayden Cook had a 49 each.

Norris was led by Bailey Amend, who shot a 39 while Tristan Bade shot a 40.

Logan Thurber shot a 43 while Brock Rowley shot a 44. Nate Gabel rounded out the Titan scoring with a 56.

Beatrice will have one more tune-up for districts when they travel to the River Cities Conference Tournament on Monday at Benson Golf Course in Omaha.

"We just need to continue to work on things," Stuart said. "We are excited about hosting districts and we'll just have to wait and see what happens."

The Orangemen previously competed in the Wilderness Boys Golf Invitational. They finished with a team score of 346, which was good enough for seventh out of 15 teams -- mostly Class A.

Lincoln Southwest won with a score of 298 while Norfolk had a 312, York had a 326, Kearney had a 329, LSW JV had a 329 and Lincoln East had a 334.

"We got off to a nice start on Tuesday, but the back nine did not go as well," Stuart said. "We need to continue to work on being able to concentrate for 18 hole and play each shot one at a time."

Bryant Jurgens led the way for Beatrice with an 82, which was just one stroke outside of medal contention.

Trenton Jurgens had an 87, Andrew Paquett had an 88, Brayden Cook had an 89 and Kaden Strubel had a 90.

"The good news is each player had one really good nine holes," Stuart said. "We are now at the time of year when it is time to put everything together. The next three weeks contains conference, districts and hopefully state."

Geran Sander and Josh Bartels -- both of Lincoln Southwest -- finished first and second with scores of 71.

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