By RICK PETERSON
Seaman junior Lois Deeter and Washburn Rural swept the individual and team titles in Monday's Manhattan Invitational girls golf tournament at Stagg Hill Golf Club in Manhattan.
Deeter, the city champion, shot a sizzling 66 to claim individual medalist honors by 10 strokes while city and Centennial League champ Washburn Rural captured its seventh tournament championship of the season by a 19-stroke margin over Blue Valley Northwest.
Senior Aliyah North was the individual runner-up behind Deeter with a 76, while senior Kaitlyn Crough tied for third with an 81, senior McKenna Merrick tied for fifth with an 82, junior Avery Scott tied for eighth with an 84 and sophomore Raegan Petersen finished 10th with an 85.
Seaman finished fifth as a team, with Avery Samuelson tying for 18th with a 92.
Avery Zimmerman placed 22nd with a 96 to lead Topeka High while Topeka West was led by Alex Baxter, who finished 38th with a 108.
MANHATTAN INVITATIONAL GOLF
Washburn Rural 323, Blue Valley Northwest 342, Manhattan 362, St. Thomas Aquinas 371, Seaman 373, Emporia 374, Garden City 386, Junction City 448, Topeka West 482.
1. Lois Deeter, Seaman, 66; 2. Aliyah North, Washburn Rural, 76; 3. (tie) Kaitlyn Crough, Washburn Rural, and Yeanna Moon, Blue Valley Northwest, 81; 5. (tie) McKenna Merrick, Washburn Rural, and Olivia Eckert, Emporia, 82; 7. Reagan Kauth, Blue Valley Northwest, 83; 8. (tie) Avery Scott, Washburn Rural, and Katherine Adkins, St. Thomas Aquinas, 84; 10. Raegan Petersen, Washburn Rural, 84.
Other Washburn Rural -- 20. Mallory Nelson, 93; 33. Annika Peterson, 101.
Other Seaman -- 18. (tie) Avery Samuelson, 92; 34. (tie) Madyson Hardesty, 102; 40. (tie) Riley Adams, 113.
Topeka High -- 22. Avery Zimmerman, 96; 36. Celena Gordon, 103; 46. Keely Rogers, 118.
Topeka West -- 38. Alex Baxter, 108; 40. (tie) Chase Kell, 113; 47. Amiya Thurman, 123; 51. Amia Alexander-Sims, 138; 53. Ainsley Schimmel, 148.