For a third consecutive year, the Hillsboro golf team has qualified for state by finishing second at the Class 2A regional tournament on its home course May 14.
The top three schools at the regional qualify for state. Salina Sacred Heart ran away from the pack with a team score of 272. Hillsboro was second with a score of 358 and Republic County third at 372.
Kameron Shaw of Sacred Heart was the top individual with an 18-hole score of 64, which is 6-under-par. The Knights captured the top six places in the tournament.
Leading HHS was Elliot Ollenburger with a score of 83, placing him eighth among the 40 golfers competing from six schools. Joe Knoll placed 13th and Elias Werth 15th at 91, Colin Settle 16th at 93, Avery Unruh 22nd at 103 and Darian Ratzlaff 25th at 108.
The Class 2A state tournament will be May 21 at Crestwood Country Club in Pittsburg.
CKL tourney—Hillsboro placed second among seven schools competing at the Central Kansas League tournament at Hesston.
The Swathers defended their home turf, winning the title 330 points. The Trojans were 26 strokes back at 356.
Hoisington was third with 380, then Pratt 392, Larned 403, Nickerson 429 and Lyons 486.
Elias Werth and Joe Knoll led HHS with scores of 86 and 87 for fourth and fifth place. Elliot Ollenburger placed seventh with an 87, Colin Settle was 18th with a 96 and Avery Unruh 26th with a 107.