High schools

Kearney golfer tied for third after first day of high school girls golf state tournament

Updated: 2013-10-22T01:42:41Z

The Kansas City Star

Chandler Gallagher of Kearney High School shot a 77 on Monday and is tied for third place, 1 stroke behind after first-day action at the Missouri Class 2 high school girls golf state tournament.

Gallagher is tied with Rachel Pearson of Rockwood Summit, 1 stroke behind coleaders Emily Jan Goldenstein of Park West and Sun Young Jung of Glendale. The tournament continues Tuesday at the par-72 Meadow Lakes Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield, Mo.

Mariah Peters of Blue Springs is the only other Kansas City-area player in the top 10. She shot a 79 and is tied for sixth place.

Notre Dame de Sion is at the top of the Class 2 team standings with a team score of 359, 5 strokes ahead of St. Joseph’s Academy. Blue Springs ranks fifth with a 370, and Lee’s Summit West is seventh with a 385.

At the Class 1 state tournament at the par-71 Sedalia Country Club, Smithville is in fourth place after the first round. The Warriors shot a 365. John Burroughs leads the team standings at 342.

Individually in Class 1, Olivia Laub of Barstow finished the day as the top Kansas City-area golfer with an 80. She is in sixth place, 8 strokes behind leader Jessica Dreesbeimdieke of Westminster Christian Academy.

Shannon Fang of Pembroke Hill and Leah Shipley of Smithville are among four players tied for 11th place with a 87.

Richmond is in sixth place in the Class 1 team standings with a 395.

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