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Kirby beats Herman in scorecard playoff
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Great Bend High Schools Caleb Werth putts on No. 4 on Monday afternoon during the GBHS Invitational at The Club of StoneRidge. - photo by Mack McClure Great Bend Tribune

After 5 ½ hours, the medalist for the Great Bend High School Invitational at The Club of StoneRidge had still not been decided.
Dodge City’s Zach Kirby and Hays’ Trey Herman took one-over-par 72s into a sudden-death playoff. Even then, after two holes, a winner was still not determined as darkness ended play.
As a result, Kirby won in a scorecard playoff over Herman.
Dodge City, one of all five Western Athletic Conference schools at the invite, finished atop the team standings at 309 — six strokes better than runner-up Hays (315). Garden City (331) placed third, Liberal (348) was fourth and Great Bend finished fifth (359). Salina South’s junior varsity was sixth (389).
“First of all, the WAC has really good coaches,” Great Bend head coach Troy Stein said. “Coach (Jim) Mapel of Dodge City has been around a long time and he’s a real good coach.
“Coach (Lloyd) Tiffany of Garden City has been doing it a long time and he’s a good coach, and Mark Watts of Hays has been doing it a long time and he’s a good coach and it just shows because every year they have players that shoot really good scores.”
Aaron Mull carded a 45-43—88 for Great Bend’s top score, his best score in a tournament this season.
“Aaron Mull with an 88, that’s a pretty good score,” Stein said. “That’s the first time he’s broken 90 this year and I’m pretty happy with that.
Jeff Keenan (45-44—89) and Chance Haney (46-43—89) were next for the Panthers.
“Obviously, they both could have shot a couple shots better,” Stein said of the duo. “Eighty-nine is not too bad”
Great Bend’s Justin Jordan finished at 44-49—93.
“Justin, I know he wanted to shoot better,” Stein said. “He has usually shot in the 80s and I know he’s a little disappointed with that.
“Sometimes you have days like that.”

Great Bend High School Invitational
At Great Bend
The Club at StoneRidge
Par 71
Team Standings

1. Dodge City, 309; 2. Hays, 315; 3. Garden City, 331; 4. Liberal, 348; 5.Great Bend, 359; 6. Salina South JV, 389.
Medalists (Top 10)
1. Zach Kirby, DCHS, 36-36—72*; 2. Trey Herman, HHS, 37-35—72; 3. Brendan Herrera, DCHS, 36-39—75; 4. Alex Colvin , LHS , 40-38—78; 5. Nick Von Lintel,  HHS, 44-36—80; 6. Levi Bone, DCHS,   39-42—81; 7. Kyle Hedlund, HHS, 39-42—81; 8. Jace Larson, DCHS, 40-41—81; 9. Zach Norton, DCHS, 41-41—82; 10. Nick Mann, GCHS, 41-41—82
*Kirby won in scorecard playoff. Sudden death playoff was stopped after two holes because of darkness


Justin Jordan           44-49—93
Jeff Keenan             45-44—89
Chance Haney         46-43—89
Caleb Werth            50-50—100
Aaron Mull              45-43—88
Austin Morgan        53-46—99

HAYS (315)
Nick Vonlintel        44-36—80
Trey Herman          37-35—72
Corey Miller          44-38—82
Kyle Hedlund        39-42—81
Ryan Unruh           42-45—87
Kaden Beilman      46-47—93
Alex Colvin           40-38—78
Lucus Poulston      45-46—91
Zane Ralston         47-41—88
Blake Romero       49-53—102
Blake Stout            46-45—91
Kyle Clay              59-54—113

Bryer Livermore    47-40—87
Boston Parker        42-40—82
Nick Mann             41-41—82
Boone Wells          43-40—83
Scott Bulkey          42-43—85
Braden Taylor        39-45—84
Zach Kirby             36-36—72
Levi Bone               39-42—81
Brendan Herrera     36-39—75
Brad Hutton            41-42—83
Zace Larson            40-41—81
Zach Norton            41-41—82
Brandon Young       52-46—93
Nathan Kroeker       49-46—95
Clay Peppiat              51-45—96
Chris Wearing       47-53—100
Hiren Bhatka        59-54—113
Mitchell Roets        60-56—116
George Kelly, Garden City, 41-41—82; Adam Dark, Dodge City, 42-43—85; Tanner Neeland, Great Bend, 44-45—89; Josh Prescott, Great Bend, 96; R.J. Seidel, Great Bend, 49-47—96; Sawyer Borror, Great Bend, 59-56—115; Justin Hostetter, Salina South,117; Chase Pumford, Great Bend, 69-54—123.