Tonganoxie High girls golf takes 6th at state
Editor's note: This story has been updated since the original online version was posted. The KSHSAA website did not have scores available Tuesday, but kansasgolfscores.com did have results after the second day of competition. There were some placings that did not reflect the final results. KSHSAA has updated state results and the story now reflects those places and scores.
Tonganoxie High finished right in the middle of this year’s Class 4A State Girls Golf Championships.
THS shot a 412 on Day 2 as a team Tuesday after shooting a 409 on Monday at the 18-hole course in Hesston. The performance gave the Chieftains a sixth-place finish.
Tonganoxie advanced to the finals Tuesday with a fifth-place finish at the end of the day Monday.
in the first year of a 36-hole, two-day tournament at the state level, The top six teams and a handful of individual golfers advance to the second day in the new format.
Hayden, which was sixth Monday, swapped spots with Tonganoxie on Tuesday. The Wildcats shot a 411 the first day and 391 the second for an 802 total. THS shot a 409 the first day and finished with a score of 821.
Buhler won the title with a 755. Hayden had won the last two state titles, while Wichita-Trinity won the tournament in 2016. Buhler became the first public school to win the title since Winfield won it in 2015.
Wamego placed second (768), Winfield third (770) and Andale fourth (788).
Wamego and Wfinfield were the only other teams to change places after the second day.
Winfield was in second and Wamego third after the first day.
Morgan Brusven led Tonganoxie golfers with a 17th-place finish and a total score of 193 for the tournament.
Hayden York placed 34th (207), Meghan Heskett 40th (211), Kylie Rickard 44th (215), Payton Lynn 45th (216) and Chilali Tanner 49th (226).
“It was a great experience for the girls and a nice job for the first adventure into the state tourney,” said Doug Sandburg, THS head coach. “We hope to build for the future.”
The Chieftains look to be a strong state contender for 2020, as Lynn was the lone senior on the state team. The rest of the squad will be returners next fall.
Class 4A state tournament
Team scores: 1. Buhler 377-378-755; 2. Wamego 388-380-768; 3. Winfield 380-390-700; 4. Andale 399-389-788; 5. Hayden 411-391-802; 6. Tonganoxie 409-412-821.
THS results: 17. Morgan Brusven 97-96-193; 34. Hayden York 102-105-207; 40. Meghan Heskett 104-107-211; 44. Kylie Rickard 111-104-215; 45. Payton Lynn 106-110-216; 49. Chilali Tanner 112-114-226.