By Jim Misunas
Great Bend’s girls golf team featured two top 10 medalists — fourth-place Allison Neeland (46) and 10th-place finisher Halley Sanders (48) in Tuesday’s Great Bend Golf Invitational. The Panthers finished fourth (201) behind team champion Garden City (191), Hays (193) and Liberal (195) at Stoneridge Country Club.
Hays High’s Katie Brungardt (39) was medalist and Liberal’s Corey Mein (42) finished runner-up.
“We didn’t have our best day today as a group,” said Great Bend coach Travis McAtee. “ Having two individuals medal and a third miss a medal by just one shot is a positive that we can take forward into regional.”
McAtee had hoped the Panthers would play their best golf.
“Anytime you host a tournament at your home course, you hope that everyone has their best day. Unfortunately, we didn’t accomplish that today,” he said. “But as a team this year, we’ve grown into being much more competitive team and we’re looking forward to the opportunity we’ll have at the regional tournament at Liberal next Monday.”
Great Bend qualified for the Class 5A state golf tournament last year.
GREAT BEND INVITE
TEAM TOTALS—1. Garden City 191; 2. Hays 193; 3. Liberal 195; 4. Great Bend 201; 5. Dodge City 212 TOP 10 MEDALISTS—1—Katie Brungardt, HH, 39; 2—Corey Mein, Liberal, 42; 3—Talyn Kleweno, HH; 4—Allison Neeland, GB, 46; 5—Alyssia McMillen, GC, 46; 6—Danielle Gaspar, GC, 47; 7—Chesney Moore, DC, 47; 8—Sarah Bayouth, Liberal, 47; 9—Torrey Olson, GC, 47; 10—Halley Sanders, GB, 48
GREAT BEND RESULTS—Kaily Griffith 49; Taylor Hommertzheim 58; Cailee McMullen 62; Ashton Young 63
JV MEDALISTS—1—Kenzie Wolf, Hoisington, 46; 2—Maddie Wright, Dodge City, 51; 3—Liza Ward, Hoisington, 55; 4—Grace Soupiset, Great Bend, 56; 5—Kaylee Reiser, Great Bend, 57
GREAT BEND RESULTS—Alex Torres 63; Madi Jones 66; Cheyenne Black 73
HOISINGTON RESULT—Maleigha Schmidt 59