Nebraska City finished in eighth place out of the 13 teams at the season-opening Seward golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 25.
Nebraska City shot a 445 and was led individually by Sydney Blum, who shot 102.
Other scores were by Lauren Gowing, 109; Brynn Bohlen, 112; and Taelyn Allen, 122.
Coach Scott Kinnison said the scores represented a solid effort by a young Pioneer lineup.
“I was happy. We shot better this year with that young line up than we did last year with a more experienced group,” Kinnison said.

Gretna Tourney
A score of 429 placed the Nebraska City team fifth at the Gretna Invite  on the Tiburon Golf Course on Tuesday.
Coach Kinnison said the Pioneers’ scores went up on Tuesday from what they had shot at the Seward meet, but noted that the higher scores were mainly due to the Tiburon course being a tougher lay out.
Brynn Bohlen came close to medaling by finishing in the 14th spot. The top 10 medaled at Gretna.
Bohlen led the scoring for Nebraska City with a 108.
In other individual scoring, Sydney Blum shot 118, Lauren Gowing ended with a 125, and Taelyn Allen added a 141.
While gaining a fifth place finish at Tiburon, the Nebraska City team also acquired some course knowledge that will help the team when the Pioneers play at Tiburon for districts late this fall.
“It was nice for our girls to get a look at it,” said Kinnison.

Allgood and Fox
A pair of Nebraska City shooters missed the action both at Seward and at Gretna.
Molly Allgood has an academic conflict due to taking a college class and, as such, won’t be able to compete in as many tournaments.
Coach Kinnison said the Pioneers will manage her situation and try to get her in as much as her schedule will allow.
She will be able to play in the team’s home tournament on Sept. 18.
Allgood can play at duals but not being able to play at some of the tournaments is tough.
“It’s frustrating because she wants to play and we want her to play,” said Kinnison.
Another Pioneer shooter, Trinity Fox, is currently missing actin due to a shoulder injury.
Coach Kinnison said he feels Fox may soon be medically cleared, but also cautioned that she is not likely to be full speed right away.
It might take Fox some time to get her shoulder strong enough for duals and eventually for tournaments.
Coach Kinnison said his golfer is ready to go to work as soon as the doctor will allow.
“We hope to get her back where she can play and she can contribute,” Kinnison said. “She’s ready to do more than just chip and putt during practice.”

NEXT
Nebraska City was scheduled to play a dual at Gretna on Thursday and will be on the home course for the first time this year on Sept. 5 against Waverly.
Nebraska City’s first ever home girls’ golf tournament will be Sept. 18.