Excellence consistently marked Shawnee Mission East senior Chase Hanna’s golf season.
By TOD PALMER
The Kansas City Star
Hanna, who signed with the Kansas men’s golf team, won half the 10 golf tournaments he played last spring and tied for first place at another. He also had two runner-up finishes and never placed worse than eighth at any event.
For the season, Hanna, who won the Kenneth Smith Award as the most outstanding golfer in the Kansas City metropolitan area, shot 6-over par. Read that again — 10 tournaments, 6 shots over par combined.
Hanna won the Sunflower League title for the third time, claiming victory by 15 shots at the three-round competition as a senior.
He also won the regional title for a Lancers team that didn’t lose to any team in Kansas before a runner-up finish behind Blue Valley West during the Kansas Class 6A state championship at Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club.
Hanna finished eighth at state — and that was disappointing — but that’s about the only moment he didn’t dominate.
“I’m very pleased with my senior year,” Hanna said. “To win five, basically six tournaments, however you want to look at it, that’s a pretty solid year. I had my worst round of the year at state, but there were a lot of good players I was able to beat this year.”
To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to email@example.com. Follow him at twitter.com/todpalmer.