Girls Golf team came home with first place as a team

Edee Galle, Staff Writer

The Manhattan High Girls Golf team came home with first place as a team from the Salina South meet, with individuals earning second place, two tying for third and another earning 10th. In total the teamhas competed in a total of nine tournaments so far this year between Varsity and Junior Varsity.

In their first meet of the year the Varsity earned an eighth place finish and a combined score of 403. This tournament was held in Lawrence and was hosted by Lawrence Free State. Leading the way for the team was sophomore Emily Wuggazer with a score of 99. 

“I didn’t shoot exactly what I wanted to shoot, but I think that for our first tournament it was an okay score,” Wuggazer said. 

On Sept. 6 Varsity competed in Wamego with Washburn Rural hosting the tournament. They placed seventh as a team with a combined score of 375. Wuggazer tied for 14th place and had a score of 85.  Sophomore Kaitlyn Lagabed follows with a score of 93. 

Following that Varsity took control of the Hayden Invitational tournament with all golfers shooting 50 and under. MHS placed second as a team. The top scorer for the team was Lagabed placing second scoring 39. Following was Kat Ball placing fifth with a score of 51. 

On the J.V. side, the first tournament of the year was hosted by Washburn Rural and the golfers competed at the Lake Shawnee golf course. The J.V. team tied for third with a total score of 191. Freshman Jessica Kim placed sixth overall with a 46 scoring.

“That was a pretty challenging course,” Kim said. 

Aug. 30 saw the J.V. team back in action in Concordia. The team placed first with a combined score of 194. Kim placed first,  freshman Wrenn Burton placed second and senior Carissa Tepe placed third overall.

“Concordia overall went really well,” Burton said. “I had a lot of fun.” 

After a successful win at Concordia, the J.V. team won yet another tournament at Salina. The team had a combined score of 363 in the tournament hosted by Salina Central. Freshman Kat Ball tied with Kim for third plae with a score of 87.

“I had some really good shots and I played a lot better than my last tournament,” Ball said.

Topeka West hosted the fourth J.V. meet on Sept. 8. While playing at the North Topeka Golf Center, they placed second. While playing on the nine hole course,  sophomore Alyssa York and freshman Alyse Yoxall tied for fourth with a score of 41.  Freshman Jiyeon Kim follows closely with a score of 44. 

The most recent tournament saw the J.V.  team in action in Salina. They placed fourth as a team. All golfers shot in the 30s and 40s for this tournament. Jessica and Tepe tied for first place with a score of 39. 

The next tournament for the Varsity will be on Sept. 19. Following the Varsity will be the J.V. on Sept. 22.