By RICK PETERSON
Washburn Rural's girls golf team went through a somewhat up and down day in Monday's Class 6A regional at Cypress Ridge.
But the Junior Blues achieved their main objective, earning a team berth for next Monday and Tuesday's state tournament at Emporia Municipal.
The Junior Blues shot a four-person score of 346 Monday to earn the third of four team berths for the state tournament.
"Just survive and advance and see what we've got next week,'' Washburn Rural coach Jared Goehring said. "I thought we were right there for a stretch today and it seemed like we just didn't have our best stuff coming in finishing but we'll work on that this week and get ready to go for some positive results next week at the state tournament.''
Olathe Northwest won the regional team championship by a 331-335 margin over Manhattan while Rural took third-place by a four-stroke margin over Olathe West, which garnered the final team berth.
Senior Raegan Petersen paced Washburn Rural Monday, shooting an 85 to tie for seventh place individually.
Junior Natalie Peterson tied for 10th with an 86 while senior Olivia Smith tied for 12th with an 87 and junior Reece Randall tied for 14th with an 88 to round out the Junior Blues' top four.
Junior Colbey Stead shot 92 to tie for 20th and freshman Kailyn Petersen tied for 30th place with a 100.
Topeka High senior Avery Zimmerman qualified for her third state tournament as an individual, placing 16th with an 89.
Topeka High finished eighth as a team in the 11-school field.
CLASS 6A REGIONAL
At Cypress Ridge
Olathe Northwest 331, Manhattan 335, Washburn Rural 346, Olathe West 350, Mill Valley 375, Lawrence Free State 427, Olathe North 458, Topeka High 478, Junction City 490, Lawrence 526, Gardner-Edgerton 529.
1. Savannah Cagle, Olathe West, 77; 2. Claire Sullivan, Olathe Northwest, 80; 3. Lily Bahr, Manhattan, 81; 4. McKenzie Kelso, Olathe Northwest, 82; 5. Kat Ball, Manhattan, 83; 6. Avery Hearshman, Olathe Northwest, 84; 7. (tie) Kaitlyn Lagabed, Manhattan, 85; Raegan Petersen, Washburn Rural, and Julia Beveridge, Olathe Northwest, 85; 10. (tie) Emily Wuggazer, Manhattan, and Natalie Peterson, Washburn Rural, 86.
Other Washburn Rural -- 12. (tie) Olivia Smith, 87; 14. (tie) Reece Randall, 88, 20. Colbey Stead 92, 30. Kailyn Petersen, 100.
Topeka High -- 16. Avery Zimmerman, 89; 40. (tie) Molina Quintana, 116; 45. (tie) Haley Custenborder, 128; 53. Madison Bernal, 145.
Hayden runnerup in 4A regional
Hayden, which has placed third in the Class 4A state tournament the past two seasons, finished second in Monday's 4A regional at Wamego Country Club to earn another trip to the state tournament, which will be played next Monday and Tuesday at Salina Municipal Golf Course.
Two-time defending state champion Wamego won Monday's regional by a 367-378 margin over Hayden, led by sophomore Addison Douglass, who shot a sizzling 69 to take medalist honors by 16 strokes.
Sophomore Lauren Borjon tied for seventh with an 88 to pace Hayden while sophomore Izzy Glotbach finished ninth individually with an 88.
Wildcat senior Hannah Reynoldson finished 13th with a 99 while senior Avery Grunert was 17th with a 102, senior Kyleigh Johnson tied for 33rd with a 116 and junior Addyson Baer tied for 35th with a 117.
CLASS 4A REGIONAL
At Wamego Country Club
Wamego 367, Hayden 378, Buhler 417, Eudora 418, McPherson 425, Santa Fe Trail 449, Tonganoxie 452, Bishop Miege 452, Concordia 457, Clay Center 475, Holton 482.
1. Addison Douglass, Wamego, 69; 2. Joellen Vogt, Eudora, 85; 3. (tie) Mia Niehues, Concordia, and Ashley Myers, Bishop MIege, 86; 5. (tie) Sara Springer, Wamego, and Braegan Buessing, Santa Fe Trail, 87; 7. (tie) Lauren Borjon, Hayden, and Bailey Anshutz, Santa Fe Trail, 88; 9. Izzy Glotzbach, Hayden, 89; 10. Brodie Kuhn, McPherson, 92.
Other Hayden -- 13. Hannah Reynoldson, 99; 17. Avery Grunert, 102, 33. (tie) Kyleigh Johnson, 116; 35. (tie) Addyson Baer, 117.
Silver Lake sweeps 3A-1A regional titles
Silver Lake rolled to an 18-stroke win in Monday's Class 3A-1A regional at Village Greens, while senior Klara Kleinig shot a 75 to win the individual championship by three strokes.
Silver Lake junior Taylor Zordel placed third with an 80 while seniors Kate Osterhaus and Madeline Fieger tied for 11th with 95s, senior Avri Broxterman tied for 23rd with a 100 and sophomore Kailyn Hanni finished 31st with a 104.
Rossville finished eighth as a team, led by sophomore Serenity Bergstresser, who tied for 27th with a 103.
Silver Lake will compete in the 3A-1A state tournament next Monday and Tuesday at Hesston Golf Course.
CLASS 3A-1A REGIONAL
At Village Greens
Silver Lake 345, Jefferson West 363, Hesston 389, Osage City 393, Marysville 417, Council Grove 419, Anderson County 429, Rossville 432, West Frankln 471, Marion 477.
1. Klara Kleinig, Silver Lake, 75; 2. Harley Wade, Prairie View, 78; 3. Taylor Zordel, Silver Lake, 80; 4.Sidney Thompson, Jefferson West, 83; 5. Meg Werner, Hesston, 87; 6. Celeste Schneider, Jayhawk-Linn, 89; 7. Peyton Pitts, Osage City, 90; 8. Cooper Brading, Jefferson West, 91; 9. Regan Witherspoon, Anderson County, 92; 10. Taylor Rowe, Jefferson West, 94.
Other Silver Lake -- 11. (tie) Kate Osterhaus and Madeline Fieger, 95; 23. (tie) Avri Broxterman, 100, 31. Kailyn Hanni, 104.
Rossville -- 27. (tie) Serenity Bergstresser, 103; 40. (tie) Elly Sanders and Jaymee Woodward, 109; 44. (tie) Shauna Gay, 111; 49. (tie) Emily Hatina, 114; 55 (tie) B. Pottorf 125.