January 18, 2022

GCHS golf finishes 5th at state

Manhattan, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-At the beginning of the 2016 season, Garden City made an emphatic statement following a 312 team score at Manhattan Country Club. 

More than a month later in the state finals, those numbers ballooned. But in all fairness, everyone’s score was higher. 

Taylor Larsen’s fifth-place finish propelled the Buffaloes into a fifth-place finish at the 2016 State Tournament. Shawnee Mission East won the team title, and Topeka Washburn Rural’s Parker Beal won the individual championship with a 2-under par. 

Team

1. Shawnee Mission East, 295; 2. Topeka-Washburn Rural, 303; 3. Blue Valley North, 310; 4. Shawnee Mission Northwest, 311; 5. Garden City, 321; 6. Blue Valley, 322; 7. Olathe East, 324; 8. Manhattan, 325; 9. Dodge City, 328; 10. Hutchinson, 331; 11. Blue Valley West, 333; 12. Wichita East, 374.

Medalists

1. Beal, Washburn Rural, 68; 2. Spencer, SM East, 70; 3. Mott, Blue Valley, 71; 4. Lugar, SM East, 72; 5T. Ghilardi, SM Northwest; Larsen, Garden City; McCalla, Washburn Rural; Pederson, Blue Valley North, all 75; 9T. Allen, SM Northwest; Bender, Blue Valley North; Bultman, SM Northwest; Durst, Garden City; Hill, SM East; Lanham, Hutchinson, all 76; 15. Berquist, Lawrence-Free State; Blackman, SM East; Gritton, Manhattan, all 77; 18T. Audrain, Garden City; Hillman, Washburn Rural; Thompson, Olathe South, all 78.

Garden City Results

5. Taylor Larsen, 75; 11. Logan Durst, 76; T18. Sion Audrain, 78; Mason Shaddix, 92; Peter Keller, 94; Aaron Schafer, 98.