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Bailey Medals In Superior, Friend

The Fillmore Central golf team participated in the Superior High School Golf Invitational of April 2 and the 2015 Roy Horner Invitational on April 8.  The Panthers landed in seventh place in the team standings in Superior and took fifth place in Friend.
Panther Kyle Bailey earned a 10th-place medal on April 2 at the Superior County Club after firing an 87 in the cool temperatures.  A light wind was also blowing.  Thayer Central's Jay Cottam carded a 71 on the day to take individual honors.  Spots 2 through 5 were all filled with golfers from Grand Island Central Catholic, who easily took top team honors at the invite.
"Kyle was our lone medalist with a 10th-place finish," FC golf coach Mitchell Lockhart said.  "Our golfers continued to struggle around the greens.  We need to stay focused and cut down on the amount of strokes that we are giving away chipping and putting.  We look forward to better weather, better scores and gaining tournament experience."
Matt Loseke carded a 93 to tie for 22nd in Superior and teammate Thomas Norvell fired a 99 to tie for 32nd.  Tanner Ourada capped the varsity scoring with a 106.  Cody Whitehead carded a 110.  The Panthers combined for a 385 at the 14-team meet.
Bailey and Loseke were both able to hit the medal stand in Friend on April 8.  Bailey fired an 89 on the Friend Country Club course to earn an eighth-place medal.  Loseke carded a 91 in Friend to place 11th.  Cottam was again the low man on April with a 79.
Thayer Central were team champs last Wednesday with a 347.  Milford was runner-up and Hastings St. Cecilia claimed third.  FC combined for a team score of 386.  Norvell carded a round of 101, while Ourada shot a 105 and Madison Klar added a 114.
"Cold and wet conditions led to high scores at the Roy Horner Invite," Lockhart said.  "Kyle (Bailey) and Matt (Loseke) were able to fight off the tough conditions to bring home a pair of medals for FC.  As a team, we need to continue to bring down our team score by focusing on course management and hitting the fairways off the tee box."

Light winds and intermittent rain and sleet prevailed in the morning with the temperatures remaining in the 40s for most of the tournament.

The Panthers hosted the FC Golf Invite on Tuesday, April 14, at the Hidden Hills Country Club in rural Geneva.