MITCHELL, NE — A former Mitchell Tiger turned professional golfer will have his achievements forever marked in Lincoln.
Nate Lashley was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday. Lashley is one of 21 people inducted as part of the Class of 2020. They weren't formally recognized until Sunday as initial ceremony plans were pushed back due to the pandemic.
Lashley is a two-time individual state golf champion, winning gold in 2000 and 2001. His senior year, he took the top spot at the state championships by 11 strokes. He also lead Mitchell to the Class C1 title both years. His freshman year he took fourth place at state and seventh his sophomore year. He also played basketball in high school, setting a scoring record for the Tigers before graduating in 2001.
Lashley stuck with golf during his time at Arizona. He went pro in the sport in 2005 and is one of four Nebraska natives to have a win on the PGA Tour, claiming the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic. Lashley has also claimed a Korn Ferry Tour victory at the 2017 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.
Others inducted with the Class of 2020 include Nebraska high school's winningest football coach Jeff Bellar, national champion Husker football player and Super Bowl champion Tony Veland (Omaha Benson) and national champion Husker volleyball player and Olympian Jordan Larson (Logan View).