June 23, 2024

Buffs golf eighth at state

Topeka, Kan (westernkansasnews.com)-When the boys golf season started, Garden City coach Walker Frey expected his team to playing late into May. His vision became reality on Tuesday. 

Though they didn’t win a state championship this season (eighth place at 6A state golf tournament)-the future definitely looks pretty bright. 

“I hope this is something that becomes the norm around here,” Frey said. “It was definitely a good year.”

Things looked promising at the start when Garden City was just 10 over par collectively after the first five holes. But things changed from there. 

“Overall, I had a few holes that cost me,” said senior Austin Swender, who shot a team-best 80. “It wasn’t the way i envisioned it but it ended up okay.”

Teammate Taylor Larsen finished with an 81 followed by Logan Durst’s 84; Connor Schultz -89; Tucker Schiffelbein-90 and Lucas Goss-106. 

Shawnee Mission East won the team state title while Maize’s Kale Reynolds 70 was good for tops overall and the individual state championship. 

Other Results

4A-Topeka Hayden 314…Buhler 329…Ottawa 333…Iola 334

Individuals-Marshall Hutchins-87; Austin Cantrell-Ulysses-86

3A-Wichita Collegiate 302…Hesston 37…Sabetha 323…Phillipsburg 340…(10) Cimarron-369

Individuals-Charlie Pfeifer-Cimarron 81; Jordan Beck-Cimarron 93; Caleb Fisher-Cimarron 87; Wyatt Bell-Cimarron 108; Hunter Dewey-Cimarron 123…Wyatt Burnett-Lakin 84

2A-Olpe 318…Sterling 320…Trego 322…Ellinwood 323…Syracuse 323

Individuals-(7) Chase Keller-Syracuse 76…Jeremy Amerin-Stanton County 77