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Panther golfer places fourth
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MCPHERSON — Great Bend’s Kelby Titus rallied from a rough start for a 6-over-76 that placed fourth at Monday’s McPherson Tournament at Turkey Creek Golf Course.
“Kelby Titus had a solid tournament,” said Great Bend coach Travis McAtee. “He got off to a slow start, 4-over after seven holes. On the remaining 11, he settled in nicely, to finish at 6-over 76. When Kelby cashes in on a few more birdie opportunities, he has an excellent chance to shoot lower scores.”
Defending Class 2A state champion Salina Sacred Heart (303) beat Hays High (318) by 15 strokes. Sacred Heart’s Grant Herrenbruck (70), last year’s 2A state champion, earned medalist honors by four strokes over teammate Tate Herrenbruck.
The par 70 Turkey Creek layout proved to be a challenge with 20 mph northwest winds that brought hazards and out-of-bounds into play.
Great Bend (400) placed 12th with Jared Divis (102), Isaac Panzer (107) and Payton Doll (115) also counting.
“The challenge Monday at Turkey Creek was the winds on a hazard-rich course,” McAtee said. “Many of the holes contain water hazards and out-of-bounds. Our inexperience was evident in our struggles to make good scores. Our scores included many penalty strokes, especially on the back nine holes, which we played first.”
McAtee was pleased that the players adjusted and improved by 6.5 strokes per player on the front nine.
“After high scores on the back nine, all six settled down and shot better,” he said. “Some improved more than 10 shots, which was a positive. However, our scores are too high. We’ve got to learn to control what we can and execute better golf shots as we go forward with tournaments.”
McAtee said the Panthers will work on course management in the next week.
“We look forward to a week and a half of practice before our next tournaments in Dodge City and Salina at the end of next week,” he said.
St. John (410) placed 13th with Derek Hacker (101), Greyson Collins (102), Braden Witt (103) and Cade Roberts (104) counting.
1—Salina Sacred Heart 303
2—Hays High 318
3—Arkansas City 345
4—Sterling 346
5—Salina South 350
6—Derby 371
7—Winfield 371
8—McPherson 383
9—El Dorado 384
10—Hutchinson 384
11—Newton 397
12—Great Bend 400
13—St. John 410

Kelby Titus 36-40 76
Jared Divis 45-57 102
Isaac Panzer 50-57 107
Payton Doll 55-60 115
Aaron Stein 54-63 117
Cal Marshall 59-63 122

ST. JOHN (410)
Derek Hacker 51-50 101
Greyson Collins 48-54 102
Braden Witt 50-53 103
Cade Roberts 52-52 104
Ryan Woodward 60-62 122

1—Grant Herrenbruck Sacred Heart 70
2—Tate Herrenbruck Sacred Heart 74
3—Josh Norris Hays 75
4—Kelby Titus Great Bend 76
5—Max Ontjes Hutchinson 77
6—Jake Lackey McPherson 78
7—Cole Elmore Sacred Heart 78
8—Tradgon McCrae Hays 79
9—Kayden Steiner Ark City 79
10—Allen Zollinger Hays 80
11—Quentin Shaw Sacred Heart 81
12—Josh Reed Salina South 83
13—Mikey Kelly Campus 83
14—Tanner Randall Winfield 84
15—James McNutt Sterling 84
16—Peyton Kieffer Hays 84
17—Brent Koenigsman Hays 84
18—Tanner Pauls Newton 84
19—Zach Schissler Sterling 84
20—Jackson Rohr Ark City 86
21—Charlie Skidmore Sacred Heart 86
22—Parker Renz Salina South 86
23—Trevor Mullen Salina South 86
24—Lucas Weigel Sterling 88
25—Andy Burger Winfield 88
26—Hunter Stewart Ark City 89
27—Collin Werth Hays 89
28—Cole Francis Derby 89
29—Dallas Lackey Sterling 90
30—Dylan Cook Ark City 91
31—Preston Arnold El Dorado 91
32—Tanner Groene Winfield 92
33—AJ Howard Derby 92
34—Anthony Kimsey Derby 95
35—Cortland Hansen Derby 95
36—Cole Stein Salina South 95
37—Rase Welch Sacred Heart 96
38—Ross Boling Salina South 96
39—Tim Kemboi El Dorado 97
40—Drew Labertew McPherson 97
41—Kyle Koehler El Dorado 97
42—Hunter Lujano Newton 98
43—Xander Anderson Hutchinson 98
44—Preston Keasey Derby 98
45—Charlie Connell El Dorado 99
46—Parker Norton Salina South 99
47—Jace Womack Ark City 101
48—Trevor Rhoads Hutchinson 101
49—Derek Hacker St. John 101
50—Kyler Hoppes McPherson 101
51—Greyson Collins St. John 102
52—Tre Cornwell Derby 102
53—Jared Divis Great Bend 102
54—Austin Lakey Newton 103
55—Braden Witt St. John 103
56—Hayden Pierce El Dorado 103
57—Lucas Briar Sterling 104
58—Cade Roberts St. John 104
59—Peyton Duryea El Dorado 106
60—Alex Butters Winfield 107
61—Colten Geren McPherson 107
62—Isaac Panzer Great Bend 107
63—Tate Webster Hutchinson 108
64—Hayes Schmid McPherson 110
65—Erick Hernandez Newton 112
66—Zach Engelken Newton 113
67—Jake Winchester Hutchinson 113
68—Payton Doll Great Bend 115
69—Jace Kinnamon McPherson 117
70—Aaron Stein Great Bend 117
71—Ryan Woodward St. John 122
72—Cal Marshall Great Bend 122
73—Denver McGraw Hutchinson 124
74—Peter Settle Sterling 127
75—Max Willingham Newton 130