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Two Panther golfers qualify for state
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Great Bend state qualifiers Cailee McMullen (103) and Kaylee Reiser (104)) earned state golf berths at Hays Thursday.

HAYS – Great Bend’s Cailee McMullen (103) and Kaylee Reiser (104) qualified for the 5A state golf championship in Thursday’s 5A golf regional at Smoky Hill Country Club. It’s the second 5A state appearance for both girls.

“We’re pleased to qualify two players for the 5A State Tournament at Hesston Golf Park Monday," said Great Bend coach Travis McAtee. "Cailee McMullen and Kaylee Reiser have been the scoring leaders all season and they will represent GBHS. I expect them to represent us in a positive way.”

Maize South (366), Hays High (398) and Maize High (400) qualified teams for the 5A state tournament. Great Bend (455) finished fifth with 28th Ashlynn Harbaugh, 62-55—117; 34th Alysson Kaiser, 62-69—131; and 34th Grace Soupiset, 66-65—134 counting in the team score. Kirsten Miessler (72-65—137) finished 37th.

Maize South's Brittney Wessley (90) earned medallist honors.

"Our team score was up today playing on a difficult, wet golf course.," said McAtee. "We knew going in that qualifying as a team was going to be a difficult task with three quality teams in the field." 



1—Maize South, 366 (1—Britney Wessley 90, 3—Hannah Shaver 91, 4—London Love 91; 5—Morgan Wilson 94, 10—Elli Lindebak 100 28—Anna Lindebak 117)

2—Hays High, 398 (7—Taleia McCrae 95,  9—Molly Eikenberry 98, 10—Emily McGuire 100, 15—Sophia Garrison 105, 17—Emily George 106, 17—Brittani Park 106)

3—Maize 400 (2—Lexie Ridder 90, 5—Riley Hunter 94, 15—Brooklyn Blasdel 105, 22—Reina Cline 111, 39—Olivia Allen 147)

4—Salina South, 422 (SQ 8—Tatum Forrester 97, SQ  10—Zoe Norton 100, 21—Breanna Baird 110, 25—Lindsey Brown 115, 33—Kailey Martinez 119, 40—Karlee Roudybush 150)

5—Great Bend, 455; (SQ 13—Cailee McMullen 54-49—103; SQ 14—Kaylee Reiser, 49-55—104; 28—Ashlynn Harbaugh 62-55—117; 34—Alysson Kaiser 62-69—131; 34—Grace Soupiset 66-65—134; 37—Kirsten Miessler 72-65—137)

 6—Goddard 457 (20—Megan Bay 109, 25—Paige Strausberg 115, 25—Riley Elpers 115, 31—Lindsey Simpson 118, 36—Syd Sheets 133)

SQ 19—Karsen Klein, Goddard Eisenhower, 108