MHS golfers take 2nd at Hutch tourney

By Grant Guggisberg

Facing 36 teams at the Hutchinson Invitational on Friday, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team finished in second place in a solid effort from start to finish at Hutchinson’s Carey Park.

The Indians finished eight strokes behind Class 5A Kapaun Mt. Carmel, which shot a 290 to win easily. Manhattan shot a 298, winning a tiebreaker over Blue Valley West because of a lower fifth score.

Manhattan was led by David Woods, who shot a 72 to take home the third-place medal. Cole Dillon and Scott Woods each shot a 74, while Drew Casper and Pierson McAtee each shot a 78.

James Henderson of Blue Valley West earned medalist honors by shooting a 3-under 68.

Manhattan head coach Brad Ficke said the weather was great following a morning delay.

“We had an hour and a half frost delay, but after that it was beautiful,” Ficke said. “I’m very happy with the results. We beat all other 6A teams.”

The Indians host the Centennial League tournament at Stagg Hill on Monday, beginning at 1 p.m.

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