Preps notebook: FSHS girls golf places 2nd at regional meet; LHS sends 2 golfers to state

Free State golfer Kennedy Birk watches her drive from from the tenth hole as the rain comes down during the Lawrence High Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Eagle Bend.

Behind a balanced effort, Free State’s girls golf team secured a second-place finish at the 6A regional meet Monday afternoon at Lake Shawnee Golf Course.

All six players finished inside the top 19 for the Firebirds, who qualified for the 6A state tournament as a team with their runner-up finish. FSHS shot 381 as a team, trailing only Washburn Rural’s mark of 332.

Kennedy Birk led the way for Free State, notching fifth place on the individual leaderboard by shooting 88 on the day. Kate Lawrence claimed 10th with a 96. Claire Berquist, Claire Covert, Addyson Meadows and Kari Rainbolt all ended up in the top 19 as well.

Lawrence High, meanwhile, placed fourth with a score of 472. The Lions will be sending two golfers to the state meet, which is slated to take place Monday and Tuesday in Hutchinson. Rylie Hayden and Emma Parsons both qualified by placing 21st and 23rd, respectively.

The 6A state golf meet will take place at Carey Park in Hutchinson.

6A regionals

Lake Shawnee Golf Course

Team scores: 1. Washburn Rural 332; 2. Free State 381; 3. Manhattan 382; 4. Lawrence High 472; 5. Wichita North 506.

FSHS results: 5. Kennedy Birk, 88; 10. Kate Lawrence, 96; 13. Claire Berquist, 98; 14. Claire Covert, 99; 15. Addyson Meadows, 99; 19. Kari Rainbolt, 104.

LHS results: 21. Rylie Hayden, 110; 23. Emma Parsons, 117; 24. Josie Abernathy, 120; 25. Peyton Fowler, 125; 27. Emme Dye, 143.

Hedges claims regional crown

Bishop Seabury senior Faith Hedges won her final regional golf tournament, marking her fourth regional individual title in as many years.

Hedges recorded four birdies en route to a 73, placing first out of 44 golfers in the Class 3-2-1A regional tournament. With that performance, Hedges qualified for the Class 3-2-1A state golf tournament, which will take place in Salina next week.

The two-day state tournament will begin on Monday at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.

Seahawks soar past Atchison

Bishop Seabury’s soccer team pushed past Atchison for a 6-2 win Monday afternoon.

Sam Bayliss recorded a hat trick for the Seahawks, who have won three of their last four matches. Beck Oldridge scored two goals for BSA. Harrison Hartzler, who was back in action after being sidelined with a foot injury, scored a goal as well.

Bishop Seabury will play host to Maur Hill Academy on Thursday.

THS volleyball knocks off Bishop Seabury

Tonganoxie’s volleyball team earned a 3-0 road win over Bishop Seabury on Monday in a battle between two area teams.

THS won by at least 9 points in all three sets (25-16, 25-16, 25-12) to notch a sweep. The Chieftains are now 12-15 on the year, while the Seahawks fall to 11-21 with postseason right around the corner for both teams.

Baldwin tennis duo notches state berth

Baldwin’s girls tennis team will be sending a senior doubles team to the Class 4A state tennis tournament.

Alyssa Beilfuss and Makena Martinez placed sixth in the Class 4A regional meet this past weekend to qualify for the final weekend of the season. The senior duo has a 13-8 record on the year.

The Class 4A state tennis tournament will take place at Vaughan Tennis Center in Winfield this weekend.


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