First the Centennial League. Now a regional. On the biggest stages this season, the Manhattan girls’ golf team has risen to the occasion.
The Indians won their regional Monday in Olathe at Prairie Highlands Golf Course, defeating the likes of Washburn Rural and Lawrence-Free State with a team score of 350. Manhattan’s Andi Siebert also tied for the individual title after 18 holes having shot an 84, but lost in a playoff hole to Washburn Rural’s Madelyn Luttjohann.
Lawrence-Free State finished second with a 355, while Olathe Northwest finished third with a team score of 357.
As a result of her playoff loss, Siebert finished second. She, AJ Ryan (tied-fifth, 87) and Rhys Phipps (tied-ninth, 89) recorded top 10s for Manhattan.
Emily Yerman finished just outside the top 10, tying for 11th with a 90. Manhattan’s final finisher, Jaiden Weixelman, finished tied for 26th with a 104. Teams only were allowed to use five golfers because of coronavirus-induced limitations.
With the win, all five Manhattan golfers qualify for the state tournament at Hesston Golf Course. The tournament will be held next Monday and Tuesday.