MHS golf takes second in Junction City

By Grant Guggisberg

The Manhattan High golf team played its best round of the season on Tuesday at Rolling Meadows in Junction City, but had to settle for third place on a day of low scoring for several teams.

Manhattan shot a 303, finishing a stroke behind second-place Hayden and 13 strokes behind first-place Washburn Rural.

“We had beautiful conditions,” Manhattan coach Brad Ficke said. “Sunny and hardly any wind. As such, scores were low.”

Individually, David Woods led the way with an even par-72 that put him in a tie for second place. He took fifth after a scorecard playoff. Cole Dillon took 11th with a 74, with Drew Casper shooting a 78, Scott Woods a 79, Pierson McAtee with an 81 and Drew Kohlmeier with an 85.

Manhattan completes a three-day swing of tournaments today in Lawrence at Alvamar, with regional competition beginning on Monday.

“We are steadily improving,” Ficke said, “and the guys are hitting their stride at just the right time for regional on Monday.”

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