AUGUSTA, Kan.—The Augusta High School girls won their own golf invitational Monday, but the individual champion was from out of town.
Maize South sophomore Laine Evans finished the nine-hole tournament with a score of 40, earning first place. She was especially proud because the last time she played at Augusta Country Club was in 2011, when she shot a 51.
“I practiced really hard this weekend,” she said. “I’ve been improving a lot lately.”
Evans led Maize South to a second-place medal with a team score of 203. Augusta compiled 195.
Eureka snagged third place with 212, followed by Circle with 215. Maize edged Valley Center by one stroke, 244-245.
Augusta landed two players among the top five: Kalley Treboe took second by shooting a 43, and Alyssa Bosagno was fifth with 48. Circle’s Jayme Hughey claimed third place with 44, and Eureka’s Sarah Lawrence was close behind with 47, securing fourth place.
Evans said her game was consistent Monday, when she had only two bad holes.
“Everything else was par and one birdie,” she remarked.
Rachel Schremmer was Maize South’s next-best finisher with 48. The Mavericks’ Rose Pralle contributed 56 and Kristin Yocum added 57.
Evans, who is playing her second year of competitive golf, has returned to the course with high expectations since she advanced to last year’s Class 4A state tournament. She placed 23rd at state as a freshman.