Tonganoxie golfer misses state tourney
Cody Sims once again almost put his name on a state tournament scorecard, but the Tonganoxie golfer narrowly missed a shot at next week's tourney in Emporia.
Sims led the Chieftains with an 85 Monday at regionals in Garnett, but just missed a state berth by three strokes. Last season, he was eight strokes away from the tournament.
"Cody didn't golf as well as he was capable of," THS coach Steve Harrell said. "That was disappointing for him, but he still was the top scorer on our squad."
Tonganoxie shot a 385 and finished ninth out of 10 teams. After bettering both De Soto and Santa Fe Trail at last week's Kaw Valley League meet, Tonganoxie couldn't finish ahead of those squads Monday.
"It was just a little frustrating," Harrell said. "We never golf down there, but I don't think it was that. I don't know what it was all about."
Bishop Ward won the regional with a 326 and Spring Hill finished second with a 341.
At the Osawatomie tournament earlier in the season, Tonganoxie finished seven strokes behind Spring Hill, but Monday was a different story.
"We just didn't show up to play I guess or it didn't go our way," Harrell said.
Chase Nowak shot a 95, Luke Brown a 100 and Cody Owsley a 102. Adam Reetz and Zach Pistora both shot 104s.
Harrell was impressed with Nowak's effort in his final golf meet. Luke Brown also golfed in his last meet.
"He definitely came ready to play and did what he needed to do," Harrell said about Nowak.
Bishop Ward and Spring Hill advanced to state Monday, along with the next five individual golfers.