MHS golf takes third at Junction City

By Joel Jellison

The Manhattan High boys’ golf team used its underclassmen to make a run at a tournament title on Thursday, finishing three strokes off the lead at the Junction City Invitational.

The Indians finished third with a team score of 311, while Seaman won with at 308 and Tonganoxie was second at 310. MHS defeated Washburn Rural by one stroke.

Sophomore David Woods took eighth with a score of 76, while Scott Woods was at 77. Freshmen Cole Dillon and Drew Casper made up the rest of the scores, shooting 78 and 80, respectively.

The other scores for Manhattan included an 84 from Joe Ballard and Pierson McAtee’s 87.

“I was especially happy with the results considering we used scores from two sophomores and two freshmen to make our 311,” MHS coach Brad Ficke said.

The Indians will travel to Lawrence next week for a Wednesday tournament at Alvamar.

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