The Beatrice boys golf team finished third at their home invite on Monday at Beatrice Country Club.

The Orangemen finished with a score of 346, which was just one stroke behind runner-up Seward (346) and 10 strokes behind team champion York (337).

Bennington finished fourth with a 355 and Northwest finished fifth with a 358.

"It was nice we were able to get three kids in medal range," said Beatrice Coach Dick Stuart. "We are excited about that and I thought our score was pretty good, but now that it's over, we realize we left some shots out there that we'd like to get back."

Andrew Paquette led the way for Beatrice, finished fourth in the B Flight with a score of 78. Platteview's Jordan Hart also shot a 78, but won a tiebreaker over Paquette for third place.

"Andrew got off to a good start and shot a nice little 38 on the front nine," Stuart said. "He took advantage of wind conditions and got some birdies early and then he just hung in there on the back nine and had a really good day."

Seward's Tyler Welch finished first individually with a score of 75 while Malleck Reed of York also shot a 75, but lost a tiebreaker to Welch for individual champion.

Trenton Jurgens was Beatrice's next best finisher. He finished 10th with a score of 87.

"It was great for Trent to get a medal," Stuart said. "I think he would have liked to have a few less strokes, but he still found a way to get 10th."

Not far behind that was Bryant Jurgens, who finished tied for 13th with a score of 88.

"Bryant had a really good start on the front nine before having a few tough holes," Stuart said. "On the back nine, he made a lot of bogeys and we just feel he is really close to having that really good round, he just has to eliminate mistakes and big numbers."

Rounding out the scores for Beatrice was Brayden Cook, who finished tied for 27th with a score of 94 and Kaden Strubel, who finished 39th with a 101. Orangemen JV player Drew Gleason finished 37th with a score of 99.

"Brayden had a little trouble on one hole on the front nine and he improved by six shots on the back nine, which gave us a shot at that team runner-up spot," Stuart said. "Kaden had one penalty that really killed him, otherwise he would have had a nice score on the front nine."

Stuart said the meet was a good measuring stick for his team, since they will also be hosting districts.

"We just have to eliminate big numbers," Stuart said. "We know our course, we just need to continue to work on things, especially inside 100 yards. Instead of two chips and three putts, we need to find ways to be more consistent with our first chip and one or two-putting."

Norris finished sixth as a team on Monday at the Beatrice Invite with a team score of 360.

The Titans had three golfers that tied for 15th individually with scores of 89. Those three players were Logan Thurber, Brock Rowley and Nate Gabel.

Tristan Bade finished tied for 24th for with a 93 while Bailey Amend rounded out the Norris scoring with a 97, which was good enough to tie for 33rd.

Fairbury's top golfer was Joe Melcher, who tied for 47th with a 105. Dalton Petersen finished with a 109, Trevin Larson finished with a 116, Jake Martin finished with a 118 and Branden Suey finished with a 145

In the A Flight, Lincoln Southwest won the team championship with a score of 313 while Lincoln Pius X was second at 316 and Creighton Prep was third at 319.

Millard North's Josh Peters and Lincoln Southwest's Josh Bartels and Hudson Schulz all finished with a score of 74. Peters won the tiekbreaker for the individual championship while Bartels was second and Schulz was third. Lincoln Pius X's Jason Kolbas was fourth with a 75.

Beatrice also competed in the Fairbury Invite last week and finished third with a score of 350. They finished behind Seward (342) and Norris (344)

In that meet, Paquette finished fourth with an 80 while Bryant Jurgens finished eighth with an 86, Trent Jurgens finished 11th with a 91, Kaden Strubel finished 12th with a 93 and Brayden Cook finished 14th with a 95.

Norris' Tristan Bade finished third with a 98 while Bailey Amend finished firth with an 81, Logan Thurber finished seventh with an 86, Brock Rowley finished 16th with a 98 and Nate Gabel finished 17th with a 101.

Fairbury's Dalton Petersen finished 14th with a 95.

The Beatrice boys golf team will be in action again on Thursday when they travel to the Capital City Invitational and Yankee Hill Country Club in Lincoln.

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