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Panther golfer places eighth at Dodge City
Great Bend's Kelby Titus - photo by JIM MISUNAS Great Bend Tribune

DODGE CITY — Great Bend’s Kelby Titus gave away strokes on the final two holes to finish eighth with a 6-over-par 77 at Dodge City Invitational at Mariah Hills Golf Course. Titus is ranked fourth in the Western Athletic Conference with three WAC tournaments remaining. Titus has posted scores of 76, 77 and 77.
“Kelby had a solid day through 16 holes, being tied for the lead, but had a couple unfortunate stumbles late, finishing eight,” said Great Bend coach Travis McAtee. “He was disappointed in how he finished, but had a solid day overall.”
Garden City’s Sion Audrian (74) was medalist by one stroke over Hays High’s Allen Zollinger (75).
Great Bend finished 11th (378) and counted scores by Jared Divis (95), Aaron Stein (99) and Isaac Panzer, (107).
“Aaron Stein had a varsity personal best of 99,” McAtee said. “Hopefully he can take some confidence from this tournament into next week’s busy schedule.
The Panthers’ score showed improvement with a season-best total.
“We have shown some nice improvement over the three tournaments, but still have a long way to go to be more competitive,” McAtee said. “I was encouraged with what I observed. But more work is required to continue improving in scoring. We had a nice day to play with moderate winds, which is rare at DC.”
Great Bend competes at Russell April 27 and Hutchinson April 28 with the Great Bend Invitational scheduled May 1.
At Mariah Hills GC, par 71
1—Sion Audrain, GC, 74
2—Allen Zollinger, HH, 75
3—Taylor Larsen, GC, 76;
4—Dylan Ratts, DC, 76
5—Canton Owens, DC, 76
6—Luke Gleason, DC, 77
7—Cameron Riley, Liberal, 77
8—Kelby Titus, GB, 77
9—Tradgon McCrae, HH, 78
10—Logan Durst, GC, 79
1—Dodge City 308
2—Hays High 312
3—Garden City 312
4—Goddard Eisenhower 344
5—Liberal 352
6—Ulysses 360
7—Wichita NW 361
8—Hutchinson 369
9—Wichita North 370
10—Hays-TMP 375
11—Great Bend 378
12—Wichita East 380
GREAT BEND—8—Kelby Titus, 39-38—77; 45—Jared Divis, 46-49—95; 56—Aaron Stein, 48-51—99; 67—Isaac Panzer, 53-54—107; 74—Payton Doll 54-58—112; 78—Cal Marshall, 61-54—115.