Area golfers compete at state tourneys

Brad Nading
Garden City High School's Ryann Warren hits a tee shot off Buffalo Dunes golf course's No. 13 earlier this season during the GCHS girls golf invite.  Warren finished tied for 15th at the Class 6A state tournament.

Several area girls high school golf teams competed at two-day state golf tournaments Monday and Tuesday at various courses around Kansas.

Class 6A

In Class 6A at the Hesston golf course, Garden City finished in ninth place as a team with a 791. Dodge City finished one spot ahed in eighth in the team competition with a 779. Shawnee Mission East won the 6A title with a 631. The team scores are based on the top four golfers combined scores.

Ryann Warren was the top finisher for the Buffaloes, in a tie for 15th place. She shot an 89 on Monday and an 87 on Tuesday for a 176. Rian Linenberger finished with an 197 (101, 96) for 32nd place. Jerika Lopez tied for 37th with a 208 (104,104) and Emma Ortiz had a 210 (109, 101) for 39th place. Allie Sandoval finished in 40th place with a 215 (110, 105).

Class 3-2-1A

In the Class 3-2-1A tournament at Cheney’s Cherry Oaks golf course, Cimarron grabbed the third place title as a team with 779. Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan won the team event with a 713. Colby finished second with a 735.

Hugoton’s Gillian Heger was the top area finisher in the event, claiming sixth place with an 184, shooting an 86 on the first day and a 96 on the second.

Cimarron’s Morgan Herkelman tied for eighth place with an 186, collecting a 97 on the first day and 89 o the second, to lead the Bluejays team. Jenna Seabolt finished with a 192 (99, 93) for 10th place.

Other Bluejays competing include Kennedy Jarnagin shot an 198 (93, 105) to tie for 16th place. Brayclen Lynn finished in 20th with a 203 (99, 104), and Briella Lynn in 29th with a 216 (110, 106).

Syracuse’s entry in the tournament, Hannah Lampe, tied with Herkelman for eighth place with a 186. She shot a 102 the first day and followed up with an 84 on the second.

Scott City’s Paige Prewitt shot a 207 (101, 106) and finished in 24th place.

Class 4A

At Emporia’s golf course for the Class 4A tournament, Ulysses had a pair of players qualify for the event.

Jyntri Moyer tied for 11th place with an 184 (92, 92) and Jacklyn Wolf shot a 198 over the two days (100, 98) for 21st place.