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Nebraska City girls' golf set for state

Nebraska City News-Press

Below are coach comments from Pioneer Head Coach Scott Kinnison regarding the members of the state bound Nebraska City High School girls' golf team. See a story about the tournament itself in the Friday, Oct. 9, paper. See the included photo and the coach comments on a special commemorative page that will print in the News-Press on Oct. 16.

Ella Welsh -- She got off to a solid start with her ball striking and the putter got going a few holes into her front nine. Her 43 on the front kinda set the tone for the day. She continued to play really solid in the conditions. Her 91 was a career low and was the 1st time she has broken 100 in a high school meet.  

Sydney Blum -- Played tee to green better than her score.  She struggled with her putter on the front nine but turned it around on the back nine.  Still think she is capable of going lower next week.

Brynn Bohlen -- Didn't have a good front nine score but to her credit she regrouped at the turn and came out and played better on the back nine.   I expect her to bounce back in a big way next week.  This will be her 4th state tournament and so she shouldn't be intimidated by the field.

Grace Easley --  Started on the back nine and nerves got the best of her early but once she settled down she really played well.   She really got going on her back nine and made her first tournament birdie this season.  She had our 2nd best nine hole score of the day on the front nine and that improvement really gave the team score a boost. Her 97 was a career low.  

Grace McNeely -- She had a tale of two nines. I think she had some nervers and so on her first nine she struggled a little but she played much better on her second nine.   She is capable of going a little lower for us next week. 

Team photo: Back row, from left, Brynn, Ella, Coach Kinnison and Sydney Blum. Front row, from left: Grace Easley and Grace McNeely.