Nearly a hundred youth golf players gathered in North Platte to play in the Junior Ambassador Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
The high school boys division was decided by a sudden death playoff when Cole Fedderson of Kearney beat Kasch Morrison of North Platte.
Both golfers finished the two-day tournament with a score of 150.
On the first day of the tournament at the Lake Maloney golf course, Morrison held a one stroke advantage over Fedderson with his score of 77. But Fedderson came back on Tuesday, when the tournament moved to River’s Edge Golf Course, to force the playoff.
On Monday, Morrison was in a four-way tie for the lead along with Connor Hasenauer, Teegan Sonneman and Cole Schroer. Sonneman finished the tournament in third place at 151. Schroer was fifth at 158 and Hasenauer dropped out of the top five.
The Junior Ambassadors wasn’t completely disappointing to Morrison. He helped the North Platte High School team win the team championship. The foursome of Morrison, Jayden Jones, Finn Lucas and Tanner Ruda combined for 633. The St. Pat’s team, which had Sonneman and Hasenauer, as well as Andrew Lindemeier and Matthew Phelps, was second with 678.
The girls high school division was won by Ali Boswell of Gering, who won with a score of 156. Maya Lashley of North Platte was second with 162.
Boswell and Lashley finished the first day tied in first place with both shooting an 80.
Clara Hosman of Parker, Colo. was third with 163. Madison Jackson of Broken Bow, followed at 175, and Abbie Jones of North Platte was fifth with 190.
Junior Ambassador Classic top finishers
High School Boys Cole Fedderson, 150 Kasch Morrison, 150 Teegan Sonneman, 151 Jake Scherer, 158 Cole Schroer, 158
High School Girls Ali Boswell, 156 Maya Lashley, 162 Clara Hosman, 163 Madison Jackson, 175 Abbie Jones, 190
Junior Boys Owen Bartee, 163 Caleb Castillo, 164 Max Denton, 172 Jack Baker, 183 Max Libsack, 200
Junior Girls Kaylee Carlson, 198 Lainey Palmer, 212 Sawyer Swarm, 255 Reece Ribera, 263
Youth Boys Chase Wingett, 80 Keaton Loop, 88 Tre Boswell, 90 Jude Swarm, 99 Tim Blakely, 100
Youth Girls Stephanie Budke, 135 Allison Guthrie, 148 Maggie Nichols, 149