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Morgan Qualifies For 3rd State Golf Tourney

bryce_morgan-5-27.jpgUnder difficult conditions, Boone Central senior Bryce Morgan rose to the occasion and qualified for the 2009 Class C State Golf Tournament by placing second in the C-3 District at Plainview Country Club Tuesday, May 19.
Morgan fired an 84 to finish three strokes behind Crofton’s Christian Nohr and earn his third state stourney berth.
Nothing came easily, however.
“Wow, what a day this was!” exclaimed Cardinal Coach Jesse Brodersen. “It was actually miserable for the kids.
“The greenskeeper at Plainview decided to double-cut the greens to make them fast and used pin locations that scramble teams would have been happy to make par on. Then throw in 40 mile-per-hour winds all day.
“The golfer who won the tournament four putted twice, which tells you something about the conditions,” Brodersen said. “This was not a good way to send kids into the summer, as some could get very discouraged.”
Morgan and his teammates fought the conditions bravely, according to Brodersen.
“Bryce had a very good day,” he commented. “One key hole was the 10th, where he got in the trees off the tee, had difficulty chipping out, then holed out from 160 yards for birdie.
“Kade Leetch played well most of the day and showed signs of promise. However, he missed going to state by four shots, shooting 95.”
Rounding out scoring for the Cards were Dusty Dozler (109), Tanner Warner (112) and Collin Chaney (120).
“The boys that will be returning next year need to put in as much time as possible this summer and play in tournaments, as well, to keep improving,” Brodersen noted.
Morgan will now head to Kearney to culminate his high school career in the Class C State Tournament at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course.
“Bryce will need to play two great rounds to place in the top 15, as there are many good players in the Class C field, including defending champion Richard Schneider, a sophomore from West Point/Beemer,” said Brodersen. “Bryce has really matured over the last year and has the mindset to keep him in position for a medal at state.”