Reestman ties for 19th at Class D State Golf

NORTH PLATTE — The goal of any high school golfer in Nebraska is to finish the season playing their best at a state golf tournament.
Hunter Reestman achieved that, competing at the Class D State Golf Tournament Wednesday at Mahoney Golf Course in North Platte.
Reestman shot a 47 on the front nine, then came back with a 42 on the back nine.
“After a few bad holes in the front nine, I knew I needed to play better to medal,” Reestman said. “I had the mentality that I wanted to shoot in the 80s. I started playing more aggressive on the back nine. It helped on some holes but hurt on others. I putted better on the back nine which helped my score tremendously.”
Reestman’s 89 placed him in a tie for 19th when all the scores were added up.
“I wish I would’ve medaled,” he said Thursday. “Being two strokes away wasn’t fun, but I was pleased with finishing in the top 20. There’s always moments I wish I would’ve had back, but that how golf works.”
The first round, scheduled to be played Tuesday, was washed out by rain.
NSAA officials then made the decision to make the tournament a one-day 18-hole event.
“It was pretty cold and windy in the morning,” Reestman said. “I started with wearing a sweatshirt but took it off after the second hole because of superstition. Throughout the day, the sun came out and helped but the wind remained persistent. The wind helped on roughly half the holes but hurt on that many too. Overall I thought I played well in the windy conditions.”
In the team competition, West Holt won the state title with a score of 355, one stroke better than North Platte St. Pats at 356. Other team scores were Creighton 370, Elm Creek 370, Franklin 372, Fullerton 381, Mullen 383, Alma 386, Heartland 392, Boyd County 394, Burwell 394, Archbishop Bergan 398, Hitchcock County 415, Bertrand 429 and Exeter-Milligan 436.
Jeremy McMillan-Peters shot a 3-over par 75 to win the individual competition, two strokes better than Ryan Weiss of Franklin who carded a 77. Other scores of note, Fullerton senior Chase Ostransky (brother of Wolfpack Coach Trent Ostransky) finished in a tie for third with an 81. Bryson Anderson of Elkhorn Valley shot an 87.