Kunantaev wins Sacred Heart tourney

Daniel Kunantaev won individual honors at the Sacred Heart Invitational at Salina Friday, while he and his teammates placed second in both the two-man and four-man team competitions.

Kunantaev shot a 77 over 18 holes to lead the rest of the field.

?It was good to see Daniel put together a strong back nine and win his first tournament of the season,? said coach Scott O?Hare. ?Much like at Hidden Lake a couple weeks ago, Daniel was striking the ball pretty well, but once again struggled on the greens with his putting stroke. ?

At this tournament, each team could enter six players. The best four scores would go toward the four-man team score. Prior to the tournament, each team had to designate a two-man team for a separate team competition.

O?Hare paired Kunantaev with Daniel Dick, who shot an 87 to place ninth individually. Their combined score of 164 put them four strokes behind the winning team from Minneapolis.

Trailing Hillsboro were Quivera Heights (167), Marion (176), St. Johns Military (177), Sacred Heart (182), Bennington (200), Ellsworth (201) and Claflin (204).

In the four-man division, Minneapolis won with a score of 339, with Hillsboro following at 348. The rest of the field was Quivera Heights 354, St. Johns Military 361, Marion 369, Sacred Heart 389, Bennington 399 and Ellsworth 417. Claflin did not have a four-man score.

Rounding out the Trojan effort were Devin Dick 90, Jared King 94 and Evan Just 103.

?I was pleased with a second place finish and this was the best team score we have posted this season,? O?Hare said. ?However, I still do not feel we are playing up to our potential.?

He said Daniel Dick is starting to hit the ball well and is playing more consistently, but he, Devin Dick and Just still struggle to maintain consistency over the course.

Marion?Marion placed fifth in the four man competition and fourth in the two-man competition Friday at the Sacred Heart Invitational in Salina Friday.

As a four man team Landon leiker, Lindsay Hett, Scott Jones and Jordan Versch combine for a score of 369.

Leiker and Het combined for a two man score of 176.

Leiker placed seventh individually with a score of 84.

Coming?The HHS varsity was scheduled to compete Tuesday at Hesston. Friday, Hillsboro and Marion will co-host the 36-hole Marion County Invitational, with all schools playing both home courses during the day-long event. Tee off is set for 8 a.m.

Marion hosted the Marion Invitational at Marion Country Club on Tuesday.

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