The 2019 Girls Golf season is a wrap, and a milestone 50th state championship across all sports for Buhler highlights the results this year.
Shawnee MIssion East took home their 7th state championship, holding off defending champion Mill Valley by 36 strokes, 677-713, their first title since 2015. Garden City finished close behind in third place at 734.
Blue Valley West's Julia MIsemer won individual honors for a second straight year, defeating Garden's Alyssa McMillen in a playoff after both golfers sat at +15 through 36 holes. State champion SM East had four ladies finish within the top nine on the final leaderboard to put them over the top for the team title. Quincy Hepler led the way for the Lancers with a 4th place +21 for the tournament.
St. Thomas Aquinas made in three straight team championships in Class 5A, beating second place St. James Academy 690-713 for the title. Andover came right behind the Thunder for third, ending the tournament just 1 stoke back.
Allison Comer from St. James improved upon a third place finish in 2018 to take first place individually in Emporia. Comer finished four strokes better than Andover's Madison Slayton at +14. Slayton was last year's third place finisher in class 4A while at Trinity Academy. Third place this year in 5A went to Shauna Lee from Andover Central.
Buhler came home with their 50th overall state championship in school history Tuesday, beating Wamego 755-768 for the 4A championship. It's the third girls golf title in Buhler history, and first since going back-to-back in 2011 and 2012. Winfield and Andale took third and fourth place respectively.
Morgan Brasser from Andale improved on a second place finish in 2018 to win the individual state title, shooting a +16 to finish 10 strokes ahead of second place Haley Miller of Buhler. Brasser was the only golfer to shoot a sub-80 round in the two-day tournament, fighting through tough conditions in clinching the win with a 78 Tuesday.
After a state runner-up finish in 2018, Goodland left no doubt in 2019, taking the team championship by 36 strokes over Colby, their second in school history and first since 2008.
Stanton County's Rylie Cook won her second straight individual title, shooting the best two-day score in the entire state with a +5 finish for the win in Salina. Cook shot a two-over 72 on day two to distance herself from runner-up Faith Hedges of Bishop Seabury. Hedges' +13 was still good enough for the second-best finish in Kansas. Kerrigan Rudolph from Goodland took fourth, shooting a +21 to pace the state champions.