By Michael Buhler
The Eisenhower Tigers girls golf team had a day to remember earlier this week when they won the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Division II Tournament at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Winfield.
The Tigers placed four golfers in the top 10 and won the tournament with a 396, 28 strokes ahead of runner-up Andover Central. The Goddard Lions were fourth with a 462.
For Eisenhower, Lexi Habbert shot a 97 to tie for second, while Kayla Jensen finished fourth with a 98. Lillian Roy finished sixth after shooting 100 and Meredith Russell shot 101 and took seventh. Abby Brewer tied for 14th with a 114 and Emma Scheer tied for 22nd after shooting 125.
For the Lions, Kaiden Phillips shot a 105 to finish 10th, while Jade Simeona and Aubrie Culver tied for 17th after both carded scores of 117. Ally Hamblin shot 123 and tied for 20th, while Kalista Rugh finished 25th after shooting 136.
Several other schools had their league tournaments Tuesday, with results not available before the TSNews went to press, including Andale-Garden Plain, Campus and Cheney. Those results will run next week.
Andale-GP also had a tournament at Hesston scheduled for last week that was postponed.
Cardinals win Pretty Prairie Invitational
The Cheney Cardinals placed two of their golfers in the top three at last Tuesday’s Pretty Prairie Invitational as they won the tournament handily.
The Cardinals shot 194, 22 strokes ahead of Buhler. Goddard also sent a team of freshmen and sophomores to the tournament as the Lions finished seventh after shooting 246.
For Cheney, Kaitlyn Fowler shot a 41 to win individual medalist honors by five strokes. Payton Ryba shot a 47 to tie for third and Hayley Sutter tied for sixth after shooting 51. Amelia Meng shot 55 to tie for 13th, while Brynn McCormick tied for 17th after shooting 56 and Nicole Krueger shot 64 and tied for 32nd.
Sierra Lukens paced the Lions by shooting 56 and tying for 17th, while Taiya Peppard shot 59 and tied for 24th. Melody Hoy tied for 27th after shooting 62, while Allie Snyder carded a 69 and finished 37th.
Lions finish ninth at Wichita North Invitational
The Goddard Lions finished ninth at the 10-team Wichita North Invitational last Wednesday after shooting a 436, 17 strokes behind eighth-place Newton. Kapaun Mount Carmel won the tournament after shooting 298.
Phillips tied for 29th after carding a 101, while Culver placed 39th after shooting 106. Simeona shot 113 and tied for 44th, Hamblin placed 48th after shooting 116, Sophia Chenoweth shot 118 and tied for 49th and Rugh finished 51st with a score of 120.
Colts take fourth at Hutchinson Invitational
The Campus Colts placed a golfer in the top four and also finished fourth as a team at the Hutchinson Invitational last Friday.
The Colts shot a 381, four strokes ahead of fifth-place Manhattan and 10 behind third-place Maize. Hays won the tournament with a score of 340.
Kiley Maier shot an 80 to finish fourth and pace the Colts, while Alexis Elliott tied for 24th after shooting 96. Alicia Jamarillo shot 101 and tied for 30th, while Sara Vulgamore tied for 36th after shooting 104. Lauren Potter shot 117 and tied for 52nd and Ava Baker shot 120 and placed 59th.
Regional play tees off next week
Regional tournaments are set for Monday and Tuesday in Kansas, but all local teams will compete Monday.
In Class 6A, Campus heads to the Hutchinson regional at Carey Park Golf Course, while Eisenhower and Goddard will compete at the Class 5A regional at Smoky Hill Country Club in Hays.
Clearwater’s golfers on the Campus squad and Andale will compete at the Class 4A regional, which is hosted by Buhler at the Hesston Golf Course. Cheney and Garden Plain will compete at the Class 3-2-1A regional at the Council Grove Country Club in Council Grove.
State golf is Oct. 18-19. The Class 6A State tournament will be in Emporia, while the Class 5A State tournament is at Carey Park Golf Course in Hutchinson. The Class 4A State tournament is at the Salina Municipal Golf Course and the Class 3-2-1A State tournament is at Hesston Golf Course.