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Swedes shoot 354 for fifth place at McCook

McCOOK—It was an exceptional day of golf for the Gothenburg Swedes at McCook on April 17, especially since none of the five players had ever swung a club at Heritage Hills Golf Course.

On top of that, Gothenburg coach Don Graham said the course includes several blind shots where players are unable to see from the tee box to the pin.

“You really have no clue where you’re supposed to hit the ball on those holes,” Graham said, “especially when you’ve never been there before.”

The Swedes medaled two and finished with a total of 354 to place fifth in the team standings.

McCook took the title on the Bison’s home course carding 318 with the individual winner Sean Backer shooting 74. Kearney was second at 329.

Swede senior Jackson Graham tied for second place individually with an 18-hole score of 77 but lost the scorecard tie breaker to get the third-place medal.

Fellow senior Jeramie Van-Acker slipped into the medal rankings at 15th with an 82.

“It was the first time in a long time that we’ve had two kids medal,” the coach said. “The conditions were not exactly fantastic but the kids played well.”

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