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Panther golfer places 6th
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The 2016 Panther golf team features front row, Ashton Young, Allison Neeland; second row, Madison Jones, Grace Soupiset, Halley Sanders, Kaily Griffith; back row, Kaylee Reiser, Alyx Torres, Taylor Hommertzheim, Cailee McMullen, Cheyenne Black, head coach Travis McAtee. Carly Dreiling missed the team photo. - photo by JIM MISUNAS Great Bend Tribune

Panther golf places 6th

SALINA — Great Bend’s Taylor Hommertzheim shot 41 to earn a sixth-place medal at Tuesday’s Salina Central Golf Tournament. Four Panthers fired career-low nine-hole scores.
The Panthers finished with a nine-hole score of 180, good for fourth place.
“We had four girls shoot career-best scores and Taylor Hommertzheim was two shots behind the winning score,” said Great Bend coach Travis McAtee. “The team made a good showing, shooting a very respectable 9-hole score of 180.”
Other varsity scores were Halley Sanders 45, Allison Neeland 47, Kaily Griffith 47, and Ashton Young 53.
“The tournament was a step in the right direction for the varsity players,” McAtee said. “The exciting thing for these girls is that there is still room to improve in some areas. We face some big challenges in the coming days with our first two 18-hole tournaments at Dodge City Thursday and Garden City next Monday.”
In the six-hole junior varsity division, Madi Jones shot 31 and placed eighth. Alyx Torres (34), Grace Soupiset (36), Cailee McMullen (36), Kaylee Reiser (36), and Cheyenne Black (36) rounded out the scores in their first tournament.
“Playing the par 3 course was a nice way for them to get some early tournament experience,” he said. “I’m looking forward to each of these girls improving their skill levels as the season continues.”
At Salina Muncipal GC, par 35
Top 10 medalists—1. Macy Myers, Manhattan, 39; 2. Ellie Cobb, SC, 39; 3. Lydia Fry, Manhattan, 40; 4. Analisa Bridge, SS, 40; 5. Katie Brungardt, Hays, 40; 6. Taylor Hommertzheim, GB, 41; 7. Talyn Kleweno, Hays, 41; 8. Allie Wright-Frederick, CC, 42; 9. Bailee Steinle, SC, 43; 10. Delaney Wisdom, Manhattan, 44.
Team totals—1. Manhattan 168; 2. Hays High 171; 3. Salina Central 173; 4. Great Bend, 180 (Hommertzheim 43, Halley Sanders 45, Allison Neeland 47, Kaily Griffith 47, Ashton Young 53); 5. Clay Center 185; 6. Hutchinson 187; 7. Newton 205; 8. Emporia 212; 9. Russell 214; 10. Salina South 229; 11. Junction City 268.
JV medalists—1. Michaelka Wetter, Concordia, 25; 2. Chandler Ashcraft, Hutchinson, 26; 3. Alana Hansen, Hays, 28; 4. Maddie Blochinger, Concordia, 30; Ana Razo, Hutchinson, 30; 6. Alex Hagerman, Hays, 31; Lily Hobart, Hutchinson, 31; Madi Joes, Great Bend, 31; Peyton strobel, Hutchinson, 31; Hannah Harmon, Hays, 31.