Donovan leads CHS golfers to fourth-place finish
HAYS — Led by individual champion Abby Donovan, the Concordia High School girls' golf team placed fourth in the Thomas More Prep-Marian Invitational Monday at Smoky Hill Country Club.
Donovan, a junior, followed up a 46 on the front nine with a 39 on the back to post a winning score of 85.
Corbyn Marques, Plainville, was a distant second with a 96.
“Abby played good enough to win, but she struggled a little on the par five holes,” Concordia coach Gene Rundus said.
Concordia finished with a team score of 445.
Wamego won the tournament with a 395. Thomas More Prep was second with a 423 and Cimarron was third with a 432.
“Though the team placed fourth, we will need to focus on our short game if we want to make a run at state when we head to Cheney next week,” Rundus said.
Shea Trecek carded a 117 for Concordia.
McKenzie Widen shot a 122, and Maddie Blochlinger rounded out the top for the Panthers with a 122.
Concordia had Haley Lewis shoot 128 and Bethany Trost shot 133.
Concordia will play in the Class 4A regional tournament hosted by Andale at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney next Monday.
Wamego 395, Thomas More Prep-Marian 423, Cimarron 435, Concordia 445, Oakley 459, Hays 462, Hoisington 468, Plainville 469, Clay Center 492.
Top 10 Individuals
1. Donovan, Concordia, 85; 2. Marques, Plainville, 96; 3. Lowrie, Oakley, 96; 4. McKee, Wamego, 97; 5. Pierson, Wamego, 97; 6. Spray, TMP, 99; 7. Wick, Wamego, 99; 8. Applequist, TMP, 102; 9. Coast, Cimarron, 102; 10. Nutsch, Wamego, 102.