The NSAA state boys golf championships came to their conclusion on Wednesday. The Class D tournament was played at Lake Maloney Golf Club at North Platte. Colbi Smith of South Loup put together a good final round to place in the top 10 of the state and receive a medal. Smith shot an 84 in round one on Tuesday and was tied for 12th going into the final 18 holes on Wednesday. Smith finished with a final round 83 and finished in a group of four golfers tied for 10th. Smith got off to a hot start with a 2 over par 38 on the front nine highlighted by a birdie on the par 4 8th but then shot a 45 on the back nine to finish with a two day total 167. Cole Kramer of Sandhills Valley finished alongside Smith in the group that tied for 10th. Kramer shot an 83 on day one then followed that up with a final round of 84 for a two day total 167 to receive a medal. The Class D individual champion was Teegan Sonneman of North Platte St. Pat’s. Sonneman had an outstanding opening round of 69 then held on Wednesday finishing with a final round of 80 to win by two strokes.
Dillon Critel of Burwell made a strong comeback on day two. After struggling on day one with a 92, Critel took ten strokes off that score in the final round finishing with an 82 to finish tied for 26th overall.