The Boone Central girls golf team earned a chance to cap its sensational 2009 season in style, qualifying for the Nebraska Class C State Tournament Tuesday, Oct. 6, with a runner-up team finish in the C-1 District at Quail Run in Columbus.
Led by three top-five medalists, the Cardinals posted a 398 team score at Columbus to finish behind Scotus (394) and were scheduled to conclude their fall campaign in the Class C state meet at Grand Island’s Riverside Country Club Tuesday.
The district result was a mix of euphoria and mild disappointment for Boone Central.
While thrilled to accomplish the ultimate goal (a state tournament berth), the district runner-up finish was the first time in 2009 the Cardinals did not win in tournament play – breaking a streak of six consecutive event titles. Boone Central had previously defeated Scotus four times this season – by as many as 39 strokes (twice) and as few as three.
Boone Central’s top three golfers again dominated in the district field, but consistent scoring by Scotus through its line-up allowed the Shamrocks to eke out the district crown.
Record-setting Cardinal junior Brooke Bolin led BC’s medal triumvirate, placing third individually with an 18-hole score of 88 on the challenging Quail Run layout. Freshman Amy Ahlers (93) continued her remarkable debut season with a fourth-place finish and soph Britany Seda (94), another first-year varsity player, took fifth. Boone Central’s team score was rounded out by senior Kayla Kettelson’s 123.
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