State Golf Champions Crowned for 2018

Published: Oct. 17, 2018 at 3:42 PM CDT
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Mill Valley won Class 6A by four strokes over runner-up Shawnee Mission East, with Washburn Rural taking third place.

For the individual crown, it went to a playoff with Julie Misemer from Blue Valley West and Mill Valley's Sarah Lawson both finishing at 3 over par. In the playoff, it was the freshman Misemer that came away with first place.

From the CIK area, Garden City's Alyssa McMillen finished three strokes back at 6 over par, winning a playoff to finish in 5th place overall.


St. Thomas Aquinas repeated to take home the team title in 5A, finishing with a 324, 7 combined strokes ahead of second place Andover. From the CIK area, Maize South, Maize, Hays, Kapaun and Bishop Carroll also finished in the top ten.

Andover's Tiffany Chan came away with first place individually, ending the day at 5 over par, one stroke ahead of Maggie King from Aquinas. For Chan, only a sophomore, the finish is a 14 stroke improvement on her finish at state in 2017.

Chan's teammate with the Trojans Shauna Lee finished in 7th place, with another Trojan in Alivia Nguyen coming in 11th. Lexie Ridder from Maize and Britney Wessley from Maize South both also finished in the top ten.


There was another repeat champion in Class 4A, with Topeka Hayden winning for a second consecutive year. The 331 carded was 13 strokes ahead of second place finisher Andale.

Individually, it was Hanna Hawks from Wichita-Trinity Academy who posted the lowest score across all classes of state golf this year. Hawks shot a 3 under 68 for the first place finish, an 18 stroke improvement from 2017.

Coming in just behind Hawks was Morgan Brasser of Andale, who won in a playoff against Hawks' teammate at Trinity Madison Slayton and Hayden's Caroline Setter after each finished at 4 over. Two more Andale Indians finished in the top ten, with Jacy Anderson taking 5th and Jaela Albers 10th, respectively. Lindsey Lewellen of Augusta and Buhler's Haley Miller also finished in the top ten of 4A.

CLASS 3-2-1A

Class 3-2-1A was the lone tourney to be held Monday, where Syracuse took home the team title, distancing themselves from second place Goodland.

In the individual ranks, after taking the runner-up spot in 2017, Stanton County's Rylie Cook broke through to win with a 5 over, three strokes up on Goodland's Kerrigan Rudolph.

Shannen Chin, a senior from Hays-TMP who won the title a year ago, finished 4th this year shooting a 12 over par. Paige Barnes and Riley Baker, both representing the state champion Bulldogs, finished in 5th and 7th to push Syracuse to the team title. Cook's teammate at Stanton County Caelyn Cook finished between the two Bulldogs in 6th.

For full results from all classes courtesy of KSHSAA, click the links in the sidebar listed under related documents if viewing on desktop, or below on mobile.

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