Defending Kansas Class 6A girls golf champion Shawnee Mission East hasn’t slowed down this season. The team finished with a clean sweep of the top five individual scores in Monday’s regional tournament at Deer Creek Golf Club.
The sweep propelled SM East to a runaway team victory, with an overall score of 326.
Jessica Parker took first overall, with a round of 7-over 79.
Tied at 82 after 18 holes, teammates Riley Ricket and Marti Fromm went to a playoff for second and third place, with Ricket coming out on top.
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SM East’s Teagan Noblit (83) and Karoline Nelson (87) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Blue Valley North, buoyed by Grace Fain’s sixth-place score of 92, was second overall as a team at 397.
Olathe Northwest captures regional
In the Class 6A regional at Heritage Park, Olathe Northwest used a first-place finish from Rosalyn Klausner, who shot an 80, to take first overall as a team at 356.
That was only 5 strokes better than second-place Blue Valley West, whose top finisher, Molly Saporito, won a playoff for third-place after shooting an 85.
St. James Academy’s Klemp finishes in first
St. James Academy’s Caroline Klemp won her Class 5A regional at Lake Quivira Country Club, shooting a 74. Her team finished third overall (365) behind Mill Valley (355) and St. Thomas Aquinas (357).
Mill Valley’s Bella Hadden was the individual runner-up, with a 78, and Aquinas’ Tatum King finished in third place with an 80.