With a place at the state tournament on the line, golfers from 5A schools did not let the cold weather in Salina slow down their run at a state berth.
Salina Central's Alissa Kim shot an 80 Monday to put her in first place in her group and overall. Maize South's Laine Evans tallied an 82, Taylor Herman an 92 and McKenna Mauler a 99.
"It feels really good because it really went back and forth," Kim said. "I really think those are the most exciting games, but they also keep you on the edge of your toes."
The day started out cold for the golfers, but warmed up as the morning slipped by. However, the wind never did die down.
"When the wind is fighting against you and you're driving and it's par four, you have about 360 yards to go, it can really play a factor." said Kim.
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However, the junior was able to shake off the windy conditions and finish with a score that would put her in a nice place to qualify for state.
"She's really good also at fixing her self," Salina Central coach Steve Ewing said. "She didn't need me out there babysitting her or watching over her. She knew right away what she needed to do and most girls can't do that."
While the finish was exciting for Kim, she is also excited that her team will be able to come with her after finishing second overall. Newton took the top sport by one point.
"Our team has really worked hard to go to state again," Kim said.
Salina Central girl's golf has gone to state five times in the past.
"We played a lot during the summer," Ewing said. "So, if we are able to go it just makes the girls feel good that the hard work and spending the time was worth it."
Hays high school finished third in the tournament.