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Golfers improve their 18-hole score

LEXINGTON—Gothenburg golfers shaved 16 strokes off their 18-hole team total to finish the Lexington Invite with 344 in seventh place on April 10.

“I felt like we improved. We got the team score down,” said coach Don Graham. “Everyone was at least in the 90s so we just need to keep moving down.”

Jackson Graham shot par on the front nine and six-over on the back to finish with a score of 78 for fourth place.

Teammate Jeramie VanAcker carded 46 on the front nine and came back with par on his second nine holes to finish with 82.

“Jeramie knew he didn’t shoot well on the front and he kept his head in there,” Graham said. “I’m not sure if he’s ever shot par.”

VanAcker was tied with Carson King of Kearney and Mack Alspaugh of McCook for 14th place but missed the medal on a scorecard tie breaker.

McCook took the team title with a total of 321 and individual winner Sean Backer at 69.

The Swedes look forward to hosting their own meet at Wild Horse Thursday during the Gothenburg Invite.

Graham said nice weather with little wind could give his team a boost.

“If we get good weather, my expectation on our home course is to be in the 330s,” Graham said.

Tee time is 9 a.m.

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