COLUMBUS- Golfers battle it out in the Nebraska Optimist International golf tournament hosted in Columbus.
This state wide golf tournament took place on Tuesday as boys and girls from ages 10 to 18 competed for qualifieing rounds at the quarter finals. This is the first time that Columbus has hosted this tournament and it left a lasting impresion on the junior golfers.
“Well ya its a good experience, people of Columbus were very hospitipal as well as the pros here and everything so it was a good event. This is a qualifying tournament for the international tournament the optimist organization has.”
Megan Whittaker took first place in girls 15 to 18 and the overall tournament with a score of 72 while Chris Rasmussen took first place in boys 16 to 18 with a score of 74.
“I really like it, it’s a super fun course, they have tight shots, but it’s a lot of fun to play, I enjoyed it. I feel like I hit a lot of fairways which was good and a lot of close approach shots to make easy pars.”
“It was a good place for it, a very nice course, they couldn’t have done much better with keeping it in good condition, so it was good to play on. It was my most complete round of the year I played, so it was nice doing what I wanted to.”
The top golfers in this tournament will have an opprotunity to compete in Florida at the next level.