LINCOLN – Tyler Bartels shot an 81 to finish third – one of four Johnson County Central golfers in the top ten – and the Thunderbirds won the East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament Championship Tuesday at Crooked Creek Golf Course in Lincoln.
JCC edged Yutan for the team title by four strokes, 349-353. Yutan’s Will Elgert won the individual title in a sudden-death one hole playoff over Palmyra’s Ty Hays. Both golfers shot a round of 78 on the par-72 course.
Eli Waring finished fourth with an 82, Tanner Kerner was seventh with a 91, and Sam Buss shot a 95 to finish in ninth place. It’s the Thunderbirds third title in a week. They were the conference runner-ups a year ago.
1st 78 Will Elgert, Yutan (sudden-death playoff)
2nd 78 Ty Hays, Palmyra
3rd 81 Tyler Bartels, JCC
4th 82 Eli Waring, JCC
5th 85 Joel Pleskac, Yutan
6th 89 Nolan Leutkenhaus, Ceder Bluffs- Mead
7th 91 Tanner Kerner, JCC
8th 93 Brady Timm, Yutan
9th 95 Sam Buss, JCC
10th 96 Trevor Hannaford, Auburn
1st 349 JCC
2nd 353 Yutan
3rd 399 Auburn
4th 403 Palmyra
No Team Score: Cedar Bluffs–Mead, Elmwood–Murdock
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