GARNETT — Dylan Fanning shot a personal best and the Ottawa High School boys golf team are heading back to the 4A state tournament.
The Cyclones finished runner-up in their regional meet Monday at the Garnett Country Club, shooting a team score of 331. That score was three strokes behind regional champion Fort Scott (328).
Fanning, junior, shot a 76, tying for the individual regional champion with Fort Scott’s Nicholas King and Burlington’s Jace Watkins. Fanning was ultimatley crowned runner-up following a three-hole playoff. King finished first and Watkins third.
Cade Gollier, sophomore, placed fifth overall with an 80, Richard Blevins, freshman, placed 11th with an 86 and Payton Funk, senior, placed 15th with an 89.
“This wasn’t the team’s best performance of the year, but with Fanning’s personal best 76 and the Gollier’s competitive 80 the team has earned one more tournament,” Mark Eggold, OHS head golf coach, said.
The Cyclones are set to play starting 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 4A state tournament at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course, 1133 S. Highway 99, Emporia.
OHS regional results: 2 - Dylan Fanning 76; 5 - Cade Gollier 80, 11 - Richard Blevins 86; 15 - Payton Funk 89; 17 - Isaac Bones 90; 37 - Collin Hanson 103.
COUNCIL GROVE REGIONAL
COUNCIL GROVE — Franklin County will have plenty of representation at the 3A state boys golf meet. West Franklin High School was crowned the regional champion after winning Monday’s tournament in Council Grove. The Falcons shot a team score of 375, eight strokes ahead of runner-up St. Marys (383).
West Franklin’s Wyatt Lamson, senior, was regional runner-up, shooting an 85. He trailed only Southeast of Saline’s Jacob Huffaker (72), and beat out St. Mary’s Grant Reischick in a playoff for second. Fellow senior Hunter Lewis finished seventh with a 93. He finished first in a three-player playoff between Wellsville’s Gabe Good, sophomore, and teammate Matthew Gilkey, sophomore, for the seven spot. Good was eighth overall and Gilkey ninth, both shooting a 93.
Noah Short, senior, shot a 104 to place 18th. Riley Milliken, sophomore, shot a 115 to place 29th, and Matt Rodina, senior, shot a 116 to place 30th.
Good, along with teammate Jackson Dwyer, junior, earned individual qualifications to the state tournament. Dwyer placed fourth overall with an 88. Wellsville’s Garrett Jackson did not qualify, but capped off a strong freshman season by placing 26th overall with a 112.
West Franklin, along with Wellsville’ Dwyer and Good, will compete starting 9 a.m. Monday in the 3A state tournament at Spring Creek Golf Course, 1800 Spring Creek Dr., Seneca.