LINCOLN — Megan Vetrovsky outlasted the weather and the rest of the field Tuesday to keep the Class B girls golf championship in McCook.
The Bison senior shot 83 at Holmes Park to finish four strokes ahead of Elkhorn South’s Nicolle Barmettler for the individual title. The team championship went to Scottsbluff, which ended Elkhorn South’s two-year run.
Class B was the only one of the three classes to get in its scheduled 36 holes. Monday’s round was played in intermittent rain, and Tuesday brought blustery weather — stronger winds and afternoon temperatures hovering near 50 degrees.
“Today was tougher because of the wind,” Vetrovsky said. “It affected your ball and your mental game, too.”
Last year, Vetrovsky tied for seventh as McCook senior Kaylee Samway was champion.
“We’ve been friends since I was a freshman,” Vetrovsky said. “The reason we got better was we played together all the time and wanted to beat each other. I was excited she won last year and hoped this year it would be my turn.”
Vetrovsky started the day one stroke behind Omaha Duchesne senior Lauren Pelster, who went from an opening 80 to a 90 while taking third. With nine holes left, Vetrovsky was two strokes behind Barmettler.
The Elkhorn South senior, who repeated as runner-up, had seven bogeys and a double bogey down the stretch for a final-nine 46. Vetrovsky birdied the par-4 13th hole — she had only 40 yards to the green after her drive on the 320-yard hole — to take the lead for good while shooting 40 on the final nine.
Scottsbluff, which won Class B for the fifth time in eight years, improved by 29 strokes Tuesday from its first-round score of 367 in overtaking first-day leaders Beatrice and Elkhorn South.
When the Bearcats finished Tuesday, they were tied with Elkhorn South and the Storm had two golfers each with five holes left to play.
“At that point, yeah, I was glad we were in the clubhouse,” Bearcats coach Mike Klein said.
His team had four in the top 15 while finishing 10 strokes ahead of the Storm. Jordan York was ninth, Kimberly Moore 10th and Megan Pilkington 11th. Jalee Pilkington tied for 14th.
York improved from an 89 Monday to 85, Moore from 91 to 84, Megan Pilkington from 96 to 80, Jalee Pilkington from 91 to 89 and fifth golfer Hannah Holloway from 96 to 93.
“They all were disappointed after yesterday,” Klein said. “That was our highest score by a long ways. They were disappointed in themselves because they let things get in the way and get to them.
“We had something yesterday like 21 double bogeys, three triples and a snowman (an 8). We just had to take away those double bogeys.”
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Class B results
At Holmes Park, Lincoln
Elkhorn South, 359-356—715
Omaha Skutt, 423-411—834
Omaha Duchesne, 420-416—836
Adams Central, 448-429—877
Megan Vetrovsky, McCook, 81-83—164
Nicolle Barmettler, Elkhorn South, 83-85—168
Lauren Pelster, Duchesne, 80-90—170
Lindsey Thompson, Elkhorn South, 87-85—172
Danielle Havekost, Beatrice, 86-86—172
Katherine Carollo, Elkhorn, 86-86—172
Samantha Rahmig, Gering, 87-86—173
Kirsten Baete, Beatrice, 84-89—173
Jordan York, Scottsbluff, 89-85—174
Kimberly Moore, Scottsbluff, 91-84—175
Megan Pilkington, Scottsbluff, 96-80—176
Maaika Mestl, Ogallala, 90-87—177
Jacy Hawk, Gretna, 85-94—179
Jalee Pilkington, Scottsbluff, 91-89—180
Hannah Kunzman, Beatrice, 86-94—180
Breanna Redl, McCook, 91-90—181
Brenna Gnuse, Holdrege, 94-89—183
Rachel Petik, Sidney, 88-95—183
Teresa Kaiser, Omaha Skutt, 96-90—186
Haleigh Salsbury, Blair, 98-89—187
Kathryn Hanson, Elkhorn South, 97-90—187
Raluca Maiefski, Omaha Roncalli, 96-91—187
Karson Langley, Sidney, 100-89—189
Hannah Holloway, Scottsbluff, 96-93—189
Kedzie Becker, Elkhorn South, 93-96—189
Callie Hawkins, Gretna, 98-92—190
Kassidy Berke, Beatrice, 98-94—192
Kacee Samway, McCook, 91-101—192
Katelin Cole, Sidney, 100-96—196
Kara Pogreba, Plattsmouth, 96-100—196
Rachel Smith, Gretna, 93-104—197
Jessica Campbell, Sidney, 98-100—198
Moira Williams, Elkhorn South, 96-105—201
Elyse Keller, Adams Central, 108-97—205
Emily Jeffers, Northwest, 106-99—205
Molly Sheehan, Blair, 104-101—205
Renee Lohaus, Omaha Gross, 108-101—209
Shannon Foley, Duchesne, 106-103—209
Kaleigh Page, Broken Bow, 112-99—211
Nya Kamhaka, Skutt, 104-108—212
Paige Garrelts, Holdrege, 103-109—212
Jesse Meints, Beatrice, 109-104—213
Kristin Bell, Aurora, 110-104—214
Bailey Hoins, Adams Central, 116-100—216
Elizabeth Csipkes, Gretna, 107-109—216
Theda Parker, Sidney, 115-102—217
Holly Schumacher, Skutt, 112-106—218
Emma Sheridan, Skutt, 111-107—218
Samantha Redfern, York, 115-105—220
Paige McCoy, Aurora, 114-106—220
Amy Morris, Aurora, 112-108—220
Sydnie Schmidt, Holdrege, 111-109—220
Clairese Nelson, Holdrege, 106-115—221
Ashlyn Ostgren, Holdrege, 116-106—222
Stacie Bartels, Platteview, 109-113—222
Alyssa Spartz, Adams Central, 106-116—222
Kara Pelster, Duchesne, 119-107—226
Hannah Kohl, McCook, 105-122—227
Karlie Dueland, McCook, 110-120—230
Delaney Dawson, Blair, 115-117—232
Jacalyn Johnson, Aurora, 120-114—234
Lacey Johnson, Adams Central, 119-116—235
Jen Peterson, Duchesne, 119-116—235
Lauren Muckey, Duchesne, 115-120—235
Mari Sayer, Adams Central, 118-118—236
Margaret Elliott, Skutt, 124-119—243
Chanler Garris, Blair, 122-123—245
Ashton Kliewer, Aurora, 127-119—246
Elisa Ellis, Blair, 126-122—248
Mikayla Wilson, Gretna, 124-128—252