WICHITA, Kan. Maize South’s Class 5A state runner-up Wells Padgett is the top-ranked golfer heading to May for the 2016 boys high school golf season. Padgett carded back-to-back 67s to place first at Hesston Golf Park and McPherson’s Turkey Creek Golf Course last week. Padgett, who is committed to play golf at Auburn University, captured the 47th Trusted Choice Big I 2015 National championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson. Padgett placed fourth in the 2015 Kansas Junior Amateur Championship.
1—Wells Padgett, Maize South—2016—Avg. 71—First place—Hesston, I-135 (67); 1st, McPherson, Turkey Creek I-135 (67); 1st, Auburn Hills (69); 2nd, Hesston (71); 2nd, Newton, Sand Creek Station (76); 2nd, Auburn Hills (77); Class 5A runner-up (70); 2015—5A state team runner-up, 5A, 4th-place, 2014; 2014 Class 5A team runner-up; 2015—Valley Center medalist, Auburn Hills (65); I-135 Hesston-Newton Shootout runner-up (143); Hesston I-135 runner-up (69); Sand Creek I-135 2nd-place (74); Eisenhower, runner-up (70); 5A regional medalist (70)
2—Ian Trebilcock, Wichita Collegiate—2016—Avg. 72.3—First place, Hesston (70); 1st, Collegiate, Tallgrass CC (72); 1st, Terradyne CC (74); 3rd, Hesston, I-135, (71); 3rd, McPherson, Turkey Creek I-135 (71); 3rd, Crestview CC (76); 7th, Cheney, Cherry Oaks GC (73); 8th, Hesston, I-135 (75); Class 3A, third (72); three-time state team champion, 3A, 1st-place medalist, 2014 (71); 4A, 11th-place, 2013 (75); 2015—Collegiate Flinthills medalist (74); Andover, 4th; Collegiate Invitational, 7th; Swather Classic, 5th; Hesston I-135 Tournament, 5th; Eisenhower, 10th; AVCTL Division 4 3rd; 3rd, 3A regional; 4A, regional medalist, 2014; KGA Junior Amateur, 21st; KGA Junior Section, 17th
3—Grant Herrenbruck, Salina Sacred Heart—2016—Avg. 74—First place, Carey Park (71); 1st, McPherson, Turkey Creek (81); 1st, Minneapolis (69); 2nd, Sacred Heart (75); 2015—Class 2A, 2nd (73), 2A state team champion; 2A regional, 3rd (72); NCAA League, 1st-place medalist (66); I-70 Tournament, 3rd (144); Beloit, 3rd (75); Sacred Heart, 3rd (73); Minneapolis, 2nd (71); member, Kansas Junior Cup winner; KGA Junior Amateur (7th); KGA Junior Section (3rd); KGA Junior Match Play (2nd)
4—Cale Bontrager, Maize South—2016—Avg. 73.6—First place, Arkansas City, (68); 1st, Auburn Hills (73); 1st, Newton, Sand Creek Station (74); 4th, Hesston (73); 4th, Auburn Hills (77); 6th, McPherson, Turkey Creek, I-135 (73); 8th, Hesston, I-135 (75).
5—Sion Audrain, Garden City—2016—Avg. 74.1—First place, Great Bend (72); 1st, Hays, Smoky Hill CC (76); 4th, Garden City, Buffalo Dunes (75); 4th, McPherson, Turkey Creek I-135 (72); 6th, Hesston, I-135 (74); 6th, Edmond, Okla. Invitational 141 (70-71); 7th, Dodge City (79); Manhattan CC (79)
6—Colton Massey, Larned—2016—Avg. 73.3—First place, The Highlands (71); 1st, Lake Barton (76); 1st, Larned Tournament (71); 1st Cimarron (74); 1st, Hays, Smoky Hill CC (78); two-time Class 4A state qualifier.
7—Eric Ewers, Wichita Kapaun-Mt. Carmel—2016—Avg. 75.2—First place, MacDonald Park (69); 1st, Auburn Hills (72); 1st, Sim Park (77); 5th, Carroll, Tallgrass CC (76); 6th, Collegiate, Tallgrass CC (76); 5th place, Auburn Hills (80).
8—Taylor Larsen, Garden City—2016—Avg. 75.9—First place, Garden City, Buffalo Dunes (71); 2nd, Dodge City (71); 2nd, Manhattan CC (74); 2nd, Hays Smoky Hill CC (77); Edmond, Okla. Invitational (78-78); 2015—Class 6A, 3rd (70); 6A state team, fifth place; 6A regional, runner-up (73); 13th KGA Junior Section; 48th Big I National Championship; 6A state qualifier 2014
9—Quentin Shaw, Salina Sacred Heart—2016—Avg. 77—First place, El Dorado Prairie Trails (74); 2nd, Minneapolis (72); 5th, Sacred Heart (85); 3rd, Carey Park (76); 11th, McPherson, Turkey Creek I-135 (77); 13th, Hesston, I-135 (77); 2015—Class 2A, 8th (76); 2A team champion; 2A regional, 10th (84); NCAA League, 3rd (78); Bennington, 2nd (70); Beloit, 4th (75); Sacred Heart, 2nd (71); Minneapolis, 4th (75); El Dorado, 4th (81)