By Michael Buhler
Kaitlyn Fowler had a day to remember last Thursday for the Cheney Cardinals girls golf team. The senior brought home first-place medalist honors at the Kingman Invitational for the third year in a row, shooting a 90 in the 18-hole tournament, edging out Wichita Trinity’s Loralai Millspaugh by two strokes.
As a team, the Cardinals tied with Medicine Lodge atop the standings after both shot 425, but Medicine Lodge’s fifth golfer edged out the Cardinals’ fifth to take the title.
“Kingman was the first 18 hole tournament of the season,” Cheney coach Randy Leroux said. “Overall we played well, but will continue to look for more consistency throughout the tournament from each golfer. Kaitlyn winning at Kingman for the third year in a row is quite an accomplishment.”
Rachel Rosenhagen tied for seventh at Kingman with a 107, while Chloe Young shot a 112 and placed 14th. Amelia Meng and Payton Ryba both tied for 18th after each shot 116, while Reagan Ayres finished 23rd with a 121.
“Rachel Rosenhagen medaled at Pratt last Monday and at Kingman and is doing very well in her first year of golf,” Leroux said.
Last Monday, the Cardinals finished third at Pratt after shooting a 207. Fowler shot a 46 and took third, while Rosenhagen tied for ninth after shooting a 51. Meng shot a 53 and tied for 12th, while Ayres tied for 22nd after carding a 57. Ryba tied for 26th with a score of 60
The Cardinals hosted their own invitational to open this week and took third with a score of 431. Fowler tied for sixth with a 94, while Meng tied for 18th after shooting a 107. Rosenhagen tied for 26th after carding a 112 and the trio of Ryba, Young and Ayres finished 33rd, 34th and 35th, respectively, with scores of 118, 120 and 121.
Brown’s big day powers Andale-GP at Cheney
Garden Plain senior Jaycee Brown shot a personal-best 87 to take second place at Monday’s Cheney Invitational. She finished three strokes behind Eureka’s Annalise Casper for individual medalist honors, but edged out Loralai Millspaugh from Wichita Trinity for second.
Brown’s career day helped Andale-Garden Plain take the tournament with a score of 381, 20 strokes ahead of runner-up Buhler.
Brown and Andale-GP played at Wellington last Monday. Brown tied for seventh after shooting a 46, while Andale-GP took third with a 198.
Tigers host own invitational, joined by Goddard
The Eisenhower Tigers hosted their own Eisenhower Invitational last Thursday and finished second at the eight-team event with a score of 193.
Maize won the tournament after shooting 170. Goddard placed fifth after shooting a 213 as a team.
Two Tigers golfers finished in the top 10 – Kayla Jensen tied for third after carding a 44, while Meredith Russell’s 46 tied for seventh. Emma Scheer finished 13th for the Tigers after shooting 50, while Lexi Habbart’s 52 was good for 17th. Lillian Roy and Madison Loomis tied for 18th with Goddard’s Ally Hamblin after all three carded 54s.
Lions golfers Sydney Chapman and Jade Simeona both tied for 14th after both shot 51s, Sydney Tran shot 57 and tied for 29th, while Kylie Hood shot 59 and placed 33rd. Allie Snyder’s 59 was good for 34th place.
Colts, Tigers head to Salina South
The Eisenhower Tigers and Campus Colts opened this week at the Salina South Invitational, with the Tigers taking fourth with a score of 389 and Campus placing eighth after shooting a 421.
Kiley Maier from Campus tied for 10th after shooting an 89. She was the only Colts golfer to finish in the top 30.
Roy tied for 12th for Eisenhower with a 90, while Jensen tied for 17th after shooting a 94. Russell tied for 28th after carding a 102, while Scheer and Habbert tied for 31st with identical scores of 103.
Campus senior Sara Vulgamore tied for 36th after shooting a 109, while teammates Harley Lechner (40th) and Destiny Arrington (41st) shot 111 and 112, respectively. Gracee Thompson’s 118 was good for 44th, while Ava Baker tied for 52nd after shooting a 126.
Last Tuesday, the Colts traveled to Newton and finished sixth after shooting a 205. Maier paced Campus with a 39, good for third, while Lechner tied for 11th with a 47.
Vulgamore tied for 25th with a 54, while Thompson’s 55 tied her for 28th. Baker tied for 32nd after carding a 57, while Katelyn Potter finished 54th after shooting 70.