February 8, 2023

GCHS golf regional champs

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-When it comes down to it, Garden City High School golf Coach Walker Frey knows all too well how important a short game is. 

On Monday Taylor Larsen’s was on full display. 

Larsen was a putting machine, shooting a 38 on the front nine and a 35 on the back, falling one stroke shy of a regional title-finishing second behind Kale Reynolds from Maize.

But the Buffaloes one upped the Eagles for dibs atop the leaderboard, claiming the 6A regional title with a combined score of 311. Maize was second with a 313. 

Daniel Gaspar’s 79 was good for sixth place; tied with teammate Logan Durst. Tristan Corrales shot an 80; Connor Schultz fired an 83 and Brendan Hopkins chipped in with a 91. 

Hutchinson was the final team to qualify for the state tournament totaling a 319. 

Dodge City placed fourth in the six-team region but qualified three individuals for state: Dylan Ratts, Canyon Owens and Matthew Vogel. 

Team Leaderboard

1. Garden City 311

2. Maize 313

3. Hutchinson 319

4. Dodge City 361

5. Haysville Campus 386

6. Wichita NW 388