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Panther earns first-team All-WAC

Great Bend Tribune, Kan. — Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune, Kan.

Oct. 09--BY JIM MISUNAS

jmisunas@gbtribune.com

Great Bend's Cailee McMullen placed fifth (47-47--94) to earn first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors at Tuesday's tournament at Stoneridge Country Club. Teammate Kaylee Reiser (52-49--101) tied for 10th and lost a scorecard tie to finish 11th. The Panthers compete at 5A regionals Monday at Salina.

The wind blew 25-to-30 mph from the south, creating challenging playing conditions. Players had to battle into the wind on several holes and faced crosswinds on other holes. The Panthers finished third (406) behind champion Garden City (371) and Hays High (377).

Cailee McMullen finished 1st-team All-WAC and Kaylee Reiser was All-WAC Honorable Mention. The seniors earned All-WAC honors the past two years.

"The wind made scoring difficult today and overall, scores for the players were above their average," said Great Bend coach Travis McAtee. "Overall, we were pleased to finish third today and in the season-long WAC standings."

Garden City's Alyssa McMullen shot 37-42--79 to capture medalist honors and the overall WAC title to earn Player of the Year honors. Hays High's long-hitting Taleia McCrae placed runner-up (47-40--87) and Garden City's Grace Yi placed third (48-41--89).

In the junior varsity division, Great Bend's Grace Rowland (56) placed fourth overall.

GREAT BEND INVITATIONAL

1--GARDEN CITY (371)--1--Alyssa McMullen 42-37--79, 3--Grace Yi 48-41--89, 9--Ryann Warren 52-48--100; 13--Emma Keels 58-45--103; 18--Allie Sandoval 57-53--110; 21--Rian Linenberger 52-60--112

2--HAYS HIGH (377)--2--Taleia McCrae 47-40--87, 4--Sophia Garrison 48-43--91; 7--Andrea Lopez 48-51--99; 8--Katie Dinkel 54-46--100; 12--Sierra Smith 53-49--102; 24--Gracie Wente 56-58--114; 28--Hope Schumacher 64-61--125

3--GREAT BEND (406)--5--Cailee McMullen 47-47--94; 11--Kaylee Reiser 52-49--101; 15--Kendyl Henning 54-51--105; 16--Ashlyn Harbaugh 58-48--106; 22--Kirsten Miessler 58-55--113; 22--Allyson Kaiser 65-48--113; 27--Dakota Baldwin 58-66--124

4--DODGE CITY (422)--6--Ashlyn Armstrong 51-45--96; 14--Reanna Konrade 57-48--105; 19--Ella Friess 53-57--110; 20--Tiley Frey 55-56--111; ; 24--Cassidy Bockelman 57-57--114; 26--Valeria Aguirre 60-62--122; 32--Camila Gonzalez 68-64--132

5--LIBERAL (462)--10--McKenzie Miller 50-51--101; 17--Katie Hornya 52-54--106; 28--Ashlyn Wagenseller 62-62--125; 30--Maci Reeves 61-69--130; 30--Edma Landa 64-66--130; 32--Mandy Zhang 67-65--132; 33--Emma Aichele 68-65--133

JUNIOR VARSITY

GREAT BEND--4--Grace Rowland 56; Brenna Bownes 59; Jordyn Stukey 61; Halle Latham 62; Daltrey Kurth 63; Sidney Cooper 64.

HAYS HIGH--1--Claire Humphrey 51; 5--Madelyn Martin 56; Ashlynn Flax 56; Morgan Noone 58; Summer Schneider 59; , Katie Tinkel 61; Avry George 61; Marissa Hoffman 62; Aspen Melvin 66; Meg Taggert 66; Hannah Eikenberry 67.

DODGE CITY--2--Tori Gonzales 51; 3--Dyamond Salem 53; Tegan Wenzel 57; Charlee Bitler 59; Laura Mier 67; Anna Kuhn 68; Xandria Carmona 71.

GARDEN CITY--Makayla Keltner 57; Kallista Rhodes 64; MacKenzie Kettner 64.

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