NORFOLK — The Grand Island Senior High girls golf team is sitting in third place after the first day of the Class A girls state golf meet.
The Islanders, the defending Class A champions, have two medal contenders to help them fire a 354 score Monday at the Norfolk Country Club.
Hometown Norfolk leads the way with a 345, while Lincoln Pius X is second with a 352. Omaha Marian’s Sarah Pravecek fired a 78 to lead the first day by two strokes over Columbus’ Samantha Beal
“There were a lot of nerves out there but we didn’t play poorly,” GISH girls coach Kelli Jeffries said. “We didn’t have some girls play as well as we would have liked. Tomorrow is a new day. There were a few misses here and there but I think the girls can play a lot better tomorrow.”
Grand Island’s Leigh Uhing is 85 tied for fourth with an 85, while Abbie Otto is tied for 11th at 87.
“Both of the them play pretty well except on the back nine,” Jeffries said. “Hopefully, they can finish strong and have a good round tomorrow.”
Tori Peers finished the first with a 90, while Sydney Harris fired a 92. Gabby Kunzman shot a 101 to round out the Islander squad.
Grand Island gets under way at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
In Class B, Northwest’s Megan Canfield fired a 112 after the first day at Mahoney Golf Course in Lincoln.
She will tee off on the 10th hole at 9:50 a.m. Defending champion Elkhorn South leads the Class B race with a 328, 20 shots more than second-place McCook.
McCook’s Kaylee Samway leads Class B with a 77, two strokes better than the Elkhorn South duo of Ann Pearson and Nicolle Barmettler.