The 2020 Class C Nebraska girls state golf gold medalist is … Boone Central senior Abby Brodersen.
Brodersen, the 2019 Class C state runner-up medalist, took the final step to the top of the championship mountain Tuesday at Elks Country Club in Columbus. It was an exciting, dramatic day for the Cardinal senior. Brodersen entered day two of the state tournament tied with Cozad junior Lynzi Becker after both golfers carded 18-hole rounds of 77 Monday. On another beautiful fall afternoon in Columbus, the duo engaged in a spirited competition for the coveted state gold Tuesday. Brodersen fell behind her counterpart during the mid-portion of the final round, rallied down the stretch and went to the 18th hole even again. After experiencing some closing difficulties Monday, Brodersen was rock solid this time, and her final putt sealed a round of 78 and a two-stroke victory.
Brodersen is the first state champion in the history of the Cardinal girls golf program. She had joined two other Boone Central golfers – Brooke Bolin (2009) and Britany Seda (2011) – as state runners-up in 2019.
Boone Central finished 8th in the Class C team standings with a 794 total. Broken Bow won its first state golf championship with a team score of 732.
Despite trouble on the finishing hole at Elks Country Club in Columbus, Boone Central senior Abby Brodersen put herself in position to challenge for the gold medal in Monday’s opening round of the 2020 Nebraska School Activities Association Girls State Golf Championships.
Brodersen, the 2019 state medalist runner-up, finished the 18-hole Elks layout with a five-over par 77 in splendid weather and was tied for the tournament lead with Cozad junior Lynzi Becker. Four players were five strokes back at 82.
Boone Central (399) was sixth in the team standings after the first day of competition. Cardinal scores were posted by Lauren Kohtz (104), Taylor Beierman (107), Rachel Malander (111) and Emmah Benson (136). Tournament favorite Broken Bow led with a 369, 17 strokes in front of Lincoln Christian.
Further details and results in the 10-21-20 Print & Online editions of the Albion News