The Great Bend High School boy’s golf team captured second place at the Great Bend Invitational on Monday evening at StoneRidge Golf Course.
The Panthers combined for a 332, trailing first-place finisher and Western Athletic Conference foe Dodge City, which carded a 303.
“I was extremely pleased with the way the kids played today,” GBHS head coach Troy Stein said. “Any time you can get three kids in the top 10, and take second overall, it’s a good day. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Great Bend did finish on top of most of the WAC teams, who were all in attendance.
“We beat Garden City, Hays and Liberal, so that helps us in the conference standings,” Stein said. “Dodge City is just good. They’re really good.”
The Panthers get to see Dodge City again today, as the Red Demons host a golf meet, starting at 3 p.m.
Tanner Neeland led Great Bend with a fifth-place finish, tabbing an 80.
“Tanner started off a little bit rough, but he turned it around,” Stein said. “He finished with a good score.”
Chance Haney finished right behind Neeland in sixth place with an 82.
“Haney had a lot of chances to birdie, but just couldn’t get his puts to fall,” Stein said. “I know he’s a little frustrated with himself, but any time you finish in the top 10, it’s a good thing.”
Kole Mulch shot an 83 for eighth place.
Zack Kirby of Dodge City won the invite, carding a 72.
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
Great Bend Invitational
At Great Bend
StoneRidge Golf Course
1. Dodge City, 303; 2. Great Bend, 332; 3. Hays, 345; 4. Garden City, 347; 5. Liberal, 376; 6. Salina South, 421
1. Zack Kirby, Dodge City, 37-35—72; 2. Levi Bone, Dodge City, 41-35—76; 3. Jace Larson, Dodge City, 37-40—77; 4. Brent Hutton, Dodge City, 41-37—78; 5. Tanner Neeland, Great Bend, 39-41—80; 6. Chance Haney, Great Bend, 42-40—82; 7. Zach Norton, Dodge City, 42-40—82; 8. Cole Mulch, Great Bend, 42-41—83; 9. Kaden Beitman, Hays, 40-43—83; 10. Tucker Shiffelbein, Garden City, 42-42—84
Wyatt Bayless, 47-40—87; Matt Marshall, 46-51—97; Raef Rein, 50-50—100