Thursday was the Hastings High boys golf team’s only chance to compete at a home meet this season.
The Tigers ended up tying for seventh overall with a team score of 349 in a field of 10 schools coming from either Class A or B at their own invitational at the Lochland Country Club.
Kearney won the team competition with a team score of 312, edging runner-up Norfolk by three strokes. Kearney’s Austin Murray also took home the individual title with a round of 75.
The Tigers failed to medal a golfer in the invite, but that wasn’t necessarily indicative of their performance as the team shot its best score of the season.
“Every team wants to improve with every meet they compete in. We want to be peaking by district time of course,” said HHS head coach Bryan Vetter. “That’s the goal and that’s kind’ve of what we talk about as a team week-to-week. What can I do every week of practice that can help me improve and help the team improve? That’s our focus right now. We’re a young team, and I want our kids to focus on improving.”