SALINA— Great Bend sophomore Halley Sanders shot a 46, a career low, and finished with a ninth place finish in the top ten at Tuesday’s Mustang Invite hosted by Salina Central High School.
Clay Center beat out Great Bend by just three strokes for third place out of 10 teams competing. Top four finishers include Manhattan(1st-174), Salina Central (2nd-186), Clay Center (3rd-192) and Great Bend (4th-195). The Panthers edged out Hutchinson by one stroke as the Salt Hawks came in fifth with a team score of 196.
Other competitors for the Panthers include Allison Neeland who barely missed a top ten finish by one stroke with a score of 47. Taylor Hommertzheim and Mikayla Bownes fired identical scores of 51 while Kailey Griffith finished at 56.
In the JV division, Great Bend’s Carley Dreiling was a top ten finisher posting a ninth place score of 29.
The JV team played on a six-hole par 3 course while the varsity played nine holes.
“We showed tremendous improvement as a team in this tournament,” said coach Travis McAtee. “After getting past the first tournament nerves at Hays last week I think the girls were more relaxed heading into this week’s tournament. After putting in a good week of practice the girls came out and played much better.”
The Panthers are in action Thursday at Dodge City.