The Manhattan High boys’ golf team advanced to the Class 6A state tournament with a second-place finish at the regional golf tournament in Derby Monday afternoon.
The Indians shot a 330 on the day to take second behind Washburn Rural, which shot a 308. Derby also qualified with a 333 team score.
Individually, David Woods won a three-way playoff against Quincy Stith of Derby and John Wright of Rural to take second place with a 77. Cole Dillon shot an 82 and beat Rural’s Ryan Clatterbuck in a playoff to take eighth place.
Drew Casper shot an 85 for 11th, while Cole Gritton and Pierson McAtee each shot an 86 to tie for 12th. Scott Woods rounded out the scores with a 94.
On a blustery day in Wichita, most scores were inflated at the Derby Country Club, except those playing for Rural, which managed to put all six of its golfers in the top 10 individually while running away with the team score.
The top-three team finish sends Manhattan to next week’s state tournament at the Topeka Country Club on May 27. The Indians took seventh place the last two years at state.