MCPHERSON – Great Bend’s Cole Streck shot 9-over-par 80 to place ninth at Thursday’s McPherson Golf Invitational at Turkey Creek Golf Course. The northwesterly wind blew 15 to 20 mph.
Salina Sacred Heart (319) placed first and Great Bend (337) finished runner-up. The Panthers also counted scored by 12th-place Scott Heilman (83), 15th-place Brantley Baldwin (86) and 18th-place Cayden Bouse (88).
“Being the first tournament in two years, we got off to nervous starts and had some struggles with the firm, fast greens and a blustery, unique, west-northwest wind,” said Great Bend coach Travis McAtee. “I’m proud that the guys kept grinding and managed to post a decent team score, earning second place. They weren’t satisfied overall with their play, but were happy to place second. They know that good things are ahead. Placing five players into the top 25 in a 64-man field is a nice accomplishment.”
Salina Sacred Heart’s Kameron Shaw (73) edged teammate Caleb Gilliland (75) for first place.
TURKEY CREEK G.C. par 70
TEAM TOTALS—1—Salina Sacred Heart 319; 2—Great Bend 337; 3—Hutchinson 341; 4—McPherson 357; 4—Derby 357; 6—Hays High 360; 7—Sterling 375; 8—Winfield 378; 9—Buhler 381; 10—Arkansas City 382; 11—Newton 446; 12—Campus 558
TOP 10 MEDALISTS—1—Kameron Shaw, SSH, 73; 2—Caleb Gilliland, SSH, 75; 2—Jacob George, Winfield, 75; 4—Trent Sutherland, Ark City, 77; 5—Brock Southern, Hutchinson, 78; 5—Jason Kranawitter, Hays, 78; 5—Braden Hoskins, Hays, 78; 8—Ty Adkins, Hutchinson, 79; 9—Cole Streck, 80; 10—Zach Surface, Sterling, 81
GREAT BEND (337)—12—Scott Heilman, 83; 15—Brantley Baldwin, 86; 18—Cayden Bouse, 88; 25—Cal Dunekack, 90
ST. JOHN—42—Toby Woolf, 103