Bishop Seabury, Free State’s Jack Randall move on to final day of boys golf state championships

Bishop Seabury seniors Will Hedges and Jaxon Patterson each shot an 11-over-par 82 to remain in contention for a state title after the opening day of the Class 2A boys golf championship at Emporia Golf Course on Monday.

The two are among six players tied for ninth and are in line to return to the course on Tuesday for the second and final round of the 36-hole event.

So, too, are their teammates, as the Seahawks shot a 344 on the 6,607-yard course to finish fourth among the 12 qualified teams. Only the top six teams advance to play 18 holes, plus the top 15 golfers whose teams will not return.

Heavy rain is forecast across the state for Tuesday, so if a second round is not able to be played, the 18-hole results will stand.

Hedges, who finished 13th at the event a year ago and was second in his region last week, shot a 41 on the front nine to stand 5-over, then had six bogeys on the back nine. Patterson bogeyed three of his first four holes but played the next seven at par before going 8-over on the final seven holes.

Seahawks senior Jonah Kim shot a 13-over 84, senior Minkyu Jung finished with a 96, junior Truman Hill carded a 103 and junior Enzo Karam had a 107.

Hoxie High senior Ashton Dowell leads all Class 2A golfers after the opening round with a 3-over 74, and Sacred Heart High of Salina shot a 318.

Meanwhile, Free State sophomore Jack Randall shot a 5-over 76 after the opening day of the Class 6A boys golf championship at Mariah Hills Golf Club in Dodge City.

Randall, who tied for eighth a year ago, is among nine players tied for 19th. His teammates, however, will not join him Tuesday as the Firebirds shot a 342 on the 6,549-yard course to finish 11th.

The runner-up in his region last week, Randall went out in an even-par 36 that included a birdie on the par-3 fifth hole and a bogey on the par-4 seventh. He then went 5-over across the first six holes of the back nine before recovering on the final three.

Blue Valley sophomore James Ackerman and Blue Valley West junior Carson Baker enter Tuesday tied for the lead at even par. Blue Valley West was first after the opening round at 299.

Free State senior Dawson Pfannenstiel finished with an 87, senior Isaac Gonzales shot an 89, freshman Adam Hemker had a 90, freshman Aiden Graff-Hannah carded a 92 and junior Jackson Lintecum had a 96.

Meanwhile, Tonganoxie High advanced to play for a Class 4A championship on Tuesday as it shot a 348, good for fifth, at the 6,288-yard Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton.

Senior Andrew Willson shot an 8-over 80 to enter the final round tied for seventh while sophomore Colton Brusven carded an 83, junior Carter Gratton shot a 92, junior Gabriel Seba had a 93, freshman Zachary Fisher shot a 94 and junior Remi Baldock had a 106.

Eudora High freshman Tyler Deterding shot an 84 and Baldwin High junior Caden Englert carded an 86, and they will also advance to play Tuesday as they are among the top 15 opening-round finishers who are not on one of the teams playing a second 18 holes.

Chanute High senior Drayton Cleaver shot a 2-over 74 to lead Class 4A after Day 1, with Bishop Miege on top of the team competition with a 324.


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