FC's Bailey Qualifies For State Golf Meet

Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 18:11
Written by thenebraskasigna

The past two golf meets have been extra special ones for Panther Kyle Bailey.
The Fillmore Central senior placed third in the individual standings at the 2015 Thayer Central Golf Invitational on May 13 and then rode that momentum by firing an 82 on Tuesday, May 19, at the C-1 District Meet to qualify for this week's 2015 NSAA Spring Golf Championships.
Bailey earned a seventh-place medal at Districts, which were played at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Lincoln.  This will be the second year that the Panther senior advances to the Class C tournament at State.  The Top 4 FC golfers combined to card a 387 on May 17, which landed them in eight place in the loaded 11-team field.  Bishop Neumann were team champions with a 329, while Lincoln Christian was next at 338 and Thayer Central got the final automatic team qualifying spot with a 339.
Bailey will tee off at 10:30 a.m., this Wednesday, May 27, on No. 1 at the Holmes Golf Course, 3701 S. 70th St., in Lincoln.  Tee times for Thursday, May 28, will be determined after play on Day 1.  Bailey will be playing with Drew Steinhauer of Sutton, Nathan Grossnicklaus of Shelby-Rising City and Wood River's Blake Earnest on Wednesday.
On May 13, Bailey fired rounds of 39 and 40 at the Hebron Country Club to card a 79 and place third at the FC Invite behind Titans Jay Cottam, 73, and Ben Baden, 79, at the 15-team invite.
The Panther varsity combined to card a 370 in Hebron to land in fifth place in the team standings.  TC was first with a team score of 313.
FC seniors Thomas Norvell and Matt Loseke shot rounds of 91 (45 and 46) and 96 (46 and 50) on May 13.  Teammates Trevor Swartz 104 (49 and 55) and Madison Klar 112 (56 and 56) also competed in Hebron. Norvell's score placed him in 24th at the invite and Loseke ended up 31st.

"On a windy day, Kyle had a good round," Panther head coach Mitch Lockhart said.  "It will be fun to see if he can carry the momentum into districts.  As a team, we have not been able to put four low scores together which continues to plague us.  The seniors have been a fun group to coach and I hope for a good finish at districts for the team.