With three of the top five finishers, the North Platte High School boys' golf team blew away the competition on Thursday at its home invitational at the Lake Maloney Golf Course.The Bulldogs had a team score of 314 to win the season-opening meet. Sidney, the second place team, was 19 strokes behind at 333. The NPHS junior varsity was third at two strokes behind at 335.
Kort Steele led the Dawgs by winning the individual title with a score of 72. He edged out Sidney's Nate Dvorak by one shot.
Also for North Platte, Kyle Zimbelman and Kade Wroot finished fourth and fifth respectively, with both shooting a 79.
The junior varsity had two medalists with Seth Negley at sixth with an 80 and Drew Phillips at ninth with 83.
Rounding out the scores for the NPHS varsity were Chesney Tatman and Jayden Neal with respective scores of 84 and 85.
Following Negley and Phillips for the JV, were Jayden Jones (85), Tanner Ruda (87) and Finn Lucas (92).
North Platte Invitational
North Platte 314
North Platte JV 335
Broken Bow 368
1. Kort Steele, North Platte 72
2. Nate Dvorak, Sidney 73
3. Grant Maser, Gering 75
4. Kyle Zimbelman, North Platte 79
5. Kade Wroot, North Platte 79
6. Seth Negley, North Platte JV 80
7. Connor Dorman, Sidney 81
8. Grady Sherrel, Gering 82
9. Drew Phillips, North Platte JV 83
10. Griffin Wright, Broken Bow 84