LHS golfers sixth at Bonner Springs Invitational
Sophomore Kyle Willcott tied for sixth with a nine-hole score of 46 as the Lansing High golf team placed sixth at the Bonner Springs Invitational on Thursday at Sunflower Hills Golf Course.
Although it was a varsity tournament, Lansing sent its junior varsity squad to gain experience. Willcott shined the brightest of the young LHS squad and picked up where he left off during his strong freshman campaign.
LHS coach Bill Pekarek said he was pleased with the way his squad played in its first tournament, and he was particularly pleased with Willcott.
"He's been shooting about that in practice, and he's getting a little bit better now," Pekarek said. "He's been moving in a good direction the last couple weeks, so that's not a bad tournament for him."
Kenneth Ritchie and Hank Price each shot 52, Tyler Gates shot 55, Derek Sellers had a 57 and Andy Armstrong fired a 76.
"That was Ken Ritchie's first tournament, and I didn't feel like that was a bad score from him," Pekarek said.
Cody Wallace of Bonner Springs was the tournament champion with a 38. Ted Novak and James Mullen of Mill Valley tied for second with a pair of 43s. Mill Valley won the team title with a 184, one stroke ahead of runner-up Bonner Springs.
Lansing will be back at Sunflower at 11 a.m. Saturday when the varsity squad competes at the Sunflower Hills Invitational.