Gast takes fourth at state tournament

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The 2009 boys' golf season has officially come to an end and the Nevada Tigers varsity golf team capped it off with two impressive performances in the state tournament.

Tyler Gast was in the tournament for the fourth consecutive year and went into the two-day event with very high hopes for a strong performance. He got off to a good start in the tournament, finishing out day one tied for second place with a final score of 73, before going on to shoot a 77 on the tournament's second day.

His struggles on the second day of the tournament didn't have an overly substantial impact on Gast's placement, but he was ultimately dropped to fourth place overall -- a marked improvement over last year's 10th place finish.

Freshman Joseph Ferry went into the tournament with no real expectations for what kind of performance he may have, but was able to improve his day two score by 10 strokes over the 98 he posted on day one. Ferry finished day two with a score of 88 to put him in a tie for 107th with a total score of 186.

Kearney's Ryan Zech was the overall winner as he posted a the top score on day one at 66 before falling off on day two. Zech's day two score was seven strokes off of his first day, but it was still enough to hold on for an eight stroke victory.

Warrensburg took the overall team victory, beating out Kearney by just two strokes.