Scottsbluff closes strong at Class B Golf State Championships

Scottsbluff closes strong at Class B Golf State Championships
May 22nd, 2024 | Chris Cottrell

The Scottsbluff Bearcats finished on a high note on Wednesday afternoon with a second place team finish on their home course at the Scotts Bluff Country Club at this year’s Class B State Championships.

After shooting a combined 323 in their opening round the Bearcats shot a team score of 312 on day two to finish with a two day score of 635 (+59).

Scottsbluff HC Brock Ehler with his thoughts on a strong showing from the Bearcats the last two days

Norris finishes as the state champions with a combined two day score of 630.

Norris also had the individual state champion as senior Carson Thurber shot a two day score of 146. After opening with a two under 70, Thurber posted a day two round of 76 (+2) as he won by two shots.

In earning that second place team trophy Scottsbluff was powered by a pair of top 5 finishes on the leaderboard with senior Tommy Dredla finishing solo second place and junior Noah Shaddick finishing tied for third place.

Dredla started his round going birdie-birdie and then closed with a birdies on 15 and 16 before giving one back on the 17th hole. Dredla had the low round of the day with a one under par, 71. Dredla finished +4 for the two days.

For Shaddick it was a closing round of 74 after shooting a 75 on Tuesday as he finished +5 for the championships.

Gering junior Jack Maser put together a much better second round to close his season, he shot 82 today after an opening 89 yesterday. Maser finished tied for 41st place with a two day score of 171.

We’ll have a full recap coming up tomorrow on Sports and you’ll be able to hear from the winner, Carson Thurber of Norris plus Scottsbluff head coach Brock Ehler and Bearcat senior Tommy Dredla.

Class C (at Columbus)

As of this post the Class C State Tournament was still going on in Columbus after they had round one canceled and a late start today. You can track the Class C State Tournament by CLICKING HERE.

(As of this post Mitchell’s Cael Peters was tied for 7th place.)

Class D (at North Platte)

In Class D competition it was Kimball junior Kyler Lusche finishing tied for 7th place. After an opening 80, Lusche closed out with a 76 this afternoon for a two day total of 156.

Hemingford’s Dax Powell helped lead the Bobcats to a tied for 8th finish in the team standings with his individual effort, tied for 16th place. Full team and individual scores for Class D can be found by CLICKING HERE.


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