NEBRASKA CITY – Plattsmouth golfers lowered their team scores at each of the meets they competed in during April and May.
The Blue Devils continued that trend Monday in a postseason environment at Nebraska City.
Plattsmouth claimed seventh place in the District B-1 Meet with a team total of 370. PHS traveled to Table Creek Golf Course for a tournament that included 12 schools.
Carson Blecke highlighted Plattsmouth’s day with a second-place round of 73. Blecke fired a 37 on the front nine and carded a 36 on the back nine of the course. He earned an automatic bid to the Class B State Tournament with his work.
Plattsmouth head coach Dan Oatman said Blecke’s score of 73 was the lowest 18-hole total in Plattsmouth history. Blecke also set a school-best mark for lowest season average for nine holes (39.2). He captured his third career berth in the state tournament.
Blecke will journey to Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus for state action May 22-23. The tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. both days. Golfers will play 18 holes on day one and repeat the 18-hole setup on day two.
Kaleb Church, Zach Shukis, Ryan Oatman and Garrett Krauth joined Blecke at the district tournament. Krauth generated a 95 and Oatman finished with a 99. Church (103) and Shukis (130) added scores for the Blue Devils.
Elkhorn, Omaha Skutt and Syracuse all earned team berths into the state tournament. Syracuse (346) edged Platteview (349) for the third and final state spot.
Elkhorn 322, Omaha Skutt 329, Syracuse 346, Platteview 349, Ralston 36, DC West 365, Plattsmouth 370, Omaha Gross 373, Omaha Concordia 374, Falls City 388, Nebraska City 396, Auburn 421
Top Ten Results (State Qualifiers)
1) Charles Zielinski (SKT) 72, 2) Carson Blecke (PLT) 73, 3) John Lapour (OGR) 75, 4) Matthew Kingston (PLV) 75, 5) Jordan Hart (PLV) 77, 6) Jason Bennett (ELK) 78, 7) Evan Macke (RAL) 78, 8) Sam Rogers (ELK) 79, 9) Kaleb Fullerton (SKT) 80, 10) Grant Hallstrom (SYR) 81
Carson Blecke 37-36 73, Kaleb Church 51-52 103, Zach Shukis 60-70 130, Ryan Oatman 46-53 99, Garrett Krauth 47-48 95. Team score 370.