State golf tournament
At Great Bend, Hosted by Larned
1. Holcomb, 421; 2. Caney, 445; 3. Hoisington, 452; 4. Syracuse, 454; 5. Silver Lake, 455; 6. Council Grove, 462; 7. Goodland, 473; 8. Pretty Prairie, 482; 9. Bennington, 491; 10. Fredonia, 492; 11. Galena, 516; 12. Larned, 533.
13. Blakelee Cooper, 105; 17. Britany Axman, 108; 27. Ashton Nickelson, 113; 53. Amber Karst, 126; 59. Jordan Satterlee, 128; 67. Shelby Littrell, 131.
40. Kayla Langdon, 120; 77. McKenzie Galliart, 139; 82. Allisa Spain, 153; 83. Brittany Skelton, 153; 85. Rachel Herter, 155.
Hoisington High School took third place at the Class 3-2-1A state girls’ golf tournament at the Club at Stoneridge Golf Course in Great Bend on Monday.
The Lady Cardinals finished behind Holcomb, which scored a 421 for first place, and Caney Valley, which carded a 445 for second.
“We didn’t do so well today,” Hoisington head coach Bruce Cooper said. “I think we could have won it, but it was the weather and the waiting and the trees. We could have done better, but the girls did do a great job.”
Maggie Sloan, of Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan, finished in first place, carding an 87, and Amy Stegman, Holcomb, took second place with 96. Jazz Weis of Goodland shot a 97 to take third.
Hoisington’s Britany Axman teed off among the lowest scoring girls from the regional qualifier. Axman finished in 17th place, shooting 52 on the front nine and 56 on the back nine to finish with 108.
Axman’s teammate, Blakelee Cooper, finished at the top of the Lady Cardinals in 13th place, carding a 105. Ashton Nickelson finished in 27th place with 113.
“(Axman and Cooper) were being stressed,” Cooper said. “They didn’t get into a flow all day. They were supposed to tee off by 10, but Axman was still waiting to tee off at 11:30.”
The tournament, which was hosted by Larned, was hindered by strokes hit out of bounds and players losing their golf balls. The extra time per hole compounded, forcing the tournament which was supposed to conclude at 4 p.m., to finish after 6.
Larned took 12th place with a team score of 533. Kayla Langdon was the top finisher for Larned, finishing in 40th place with a score of 120.