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North, Scott power Washburn Rural to 6A regional golf championship


Washburn Rural's girls golf team got top-four finishes from senior Aliyah North and junior Avery Scott to lead the way as the Junior Blues claimed a Class 6A regional team championship Monday at Heritage Park Golf Course in Olathe.

FBdjjwPX0AYJEhLWashburn Rural's girls golf team poses for a picture with its Class 6A regional championship trophy after winning Monday's tournament in Olathe. [Submitted]

North shot an 81 to finish second individually while Scott finished fourth with an 83 for the Junior Blues.

Washburn Rural got got a top-10 finish from sophomore Raegan Petersen, who tied for ninth with an 89 while senior McKenna Merrick tied for 11th with a 92 to round out the Junior Blues' top four as Rural won the team championship by a 345-359 margin over Olathe West.

Topeka High sophomore Avery Zimmerman was the top individual qualifier for the state tournament, tying for 11th with a 92. 

The 6A state tournament will be played at Emporia Municipal Golf Course next Monday and Tuesday.


Team scores

Washburn Rural 345, Olathe West 359, Olathe Northwest 368, Manhattan 399, Free State 415, Olathe North 434, Lawrence 477, Junction City 515.

 Individual results

1. Lyons, Olathe West, 80; 2. North, Washburn Rural, 81; 3. Berquist, Free State, 82; 4. Scott, Washburn Rural, 83; 5. Sullivan, Olathe Northwest, 84; 6. Richey, Olathe West, 86; 7. (tie) Crosby, Olathe West, and Lagabed, Manhattan, 88; 9. (tie) Hearshman, Olathe Northwest, and Raegan Petersen, Washburn Rural, 89. 

Individual state qualifiers -- Zimmerman, Topeka High, 92; Dawson, Olathe North, 94; Hayden, Lawrence, 97; Nielsen, Olathe North, 104; Stammeyer, Free State, 104; Clark, Gardner-Edgerton, 111.

Other Washburn Rural -- Merrick, 92; Nelson, 93; Crough, 96..

Other Topeka High -- Gordon, 139..