The Kapaun Mount Carmel Crusaders are your 2022 Class 5A state champions for the third straight year.
“I am so happy for the girls who put all the hard work in,” Kapaun coach Corey Novascone said. “They earned this title. There is always a target on Kapaun’s back, and all eyes are already on them from the start of the season.”
Maize finished third.
“We have an excellent group of you girls and are very excited about this year and our future,” Maize coach Ben Harlow said.
Bishop Carroll finished fourth.
Class 6A Individual
Maize’s Kinslea Jones won the individual crown once again.
“Her dedication to golf is why she is a state champion. She has a very bright future ahead of her,” Harlow said.
Jones shot a 143, one-over par.
After getting off to a slow start on Day 2, Kapaun’s Meg Tilma was the runner-up with a 146.
Kiera Michelle Ronsick from Bishop Carroll was the third-place finisher.
Alexa Garrett from Kapaun placed fifth.
“Alexa Garrett was one of the most consistent golfers I coached,” Novascone said. “She never was very low and she for sure was never very high. She was always right around par, which was much needed on two of the coldest days of the golf season.”
The Winfield Vikings had to fight back on Day 2 after Topeka Hayden took a big lead. The Vikings rallied for second place.
“It felt great to finish second at state. We met our goal as a team,” Winfield coach Kevin Hottinger said.
Wellington rounded out the top four with its fourth-place finish.
Class 4A Individual
Loralai Millspaugh from Trinity Academy finished fourth.
Alexa Zweifel from Augusta finished sixth.
Winfield’s Savanna Nickum played the last six holes even par with a birdie on 15 then she met a “personal goal” of placing higher her senior year than her junior year.
Nickum finished seventh.
Winfield’s Lily Simpson placed ninth.
“I can see her making a run for the state championship,” Hottinger said of Simpson.
Kasiah Richmond from Wellington placed 12th.
Brodie Kuhn from McPherson finished 13th.
Wellington’s Claire Ginter placed 16th.
Margaret Ulrich from Wichita Collegiate won her second straight individual state title.
Coach Hans Widener gives all of the credit to Ulrich after the hard work she put in to get to the point where she was able to drop six shots for her yearly average.
“I’m just happy for her to see her rewarded for the work she’s put into her game, and I’m really excited to see what she does from here because she still has so much potential to unlock,” Widener said.
Class 3-2-1A Individual
Jaycee Brown from Garden Plain finished sixth.
Cheney’s Kaitlyn Fowler placed 14th.