Indians take 8th in boys’ golf

By Grant Guggisberg

Cold and rainy conditions have become something of a theme for the Manhattan High boys’ golf team.

With steady rain and two lightning delays, Friday’s trip to Hutchinson was much like the rest of the Indians’ season. Manhattan finished eighth among 35 teams behind solid efforts from David Woods and Drew Casper, who each carded a 77 on the day to finish tied for 25th as individuals.

Cole Dillon finished his day with an 81, while Drew Kohlmeier shot an 83 and Pierson McAtee finished with an 86. Manhattan finished with a team score of 318.

The Indians got plenty of time on the course, with the meet lasting nearly eight hours between delays and the crowded field. The start of the meet was delayed 90 minutes before another delay just four holes in forced another 90-minute delay.

Shawnee Mission East and Kapaun Mt. Carmel finished at the top of the team standings with a 294, while Dodge City took third with a 300. Blue Valley West (303) took fourth, Blue Valley North (306) took fifth, host-school Hutchinson (309) took sixth and Bishop Carroll (310) took seventh to round out the schools finishing ahead of the Indians.

Manhattan travels to Junction City on Monday for the Centennial League golf tournament at Rolling Meadows, scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

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