AHS golfers places second in NCKL tournament at Wamego
WAMEGO – The Wamego Red Raiders took home the trophy for the North Central Kansas League golf tournament played Monday at the Wamego Country Club.
“The home course advantage was a big deal today. The course was set up very difficult,” Cowboy Mark Willey said.
“For the most part, we competed well and had a chance to win,” Willey said.
Abilene’s Marcus Willey (39-39) and Wamego’s Ryan Elder (38-40) were tied at the end of 18 with a score of 78 that led to a playoff for top medalist.
“Marcus played well, he made a great birdie on 17 and had a 12 foot birdie putt hit the lip and miss on 18,” coach Willey added.
Elder made par on the play-off hole with Willey making a bogey to claim second place over all medalist.
“He hit his drive a little right in the playoff hole and was blocked by a tree. He missed the green and could not get up and down for par,” coach Willey added.
The league title is based on the best four scores of each six-man team.
Tournament scores were: Wamego 334, Abilene 338, Concordia 356, Clay Center 408, Chapman 412 and Marysville 426.
The Cowboys had the best 6-man score of 528 followed by Wamego 541 and Concordia 570.
Senior Jacob Harms shot 80 (40-40) for fourth place medalist and Justin Carroll hit 88 (46-42) for ninth place in the tournament.
“Jacob had another good day. He birdied 15 to get with the leaders and then made a couple of bogies to finish two strokes back,” Willey said.
“Justin had a nice comeback, he struggled early but held it together until he started hitting the ball better,” he added.
Other Cowboy scores were: Dalton Goodwin 92 (46-46), Thomas Cooper 95 (47-48) and Ryan Kreutzer 95 (44-51).
“Dalton had it going pretty good and just ended with a tough hole,” Wiley concluded.
Next up for the Cowboys is the regional tournament at Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson on Monday, May 13.
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