NEWTON — The Arkansas City Lady Bulldogs put together a full golf team Monday for the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division II Championships at Sand Creek Station, missing a sixth-place finish by four strokes.
Josie Munson recorded the highest finish for Ark City, placing 15th with near-even rounds of 50 and 49.
Munson earned par on the No. 7 hole on the front and parred No. 13 on the back side.
Brittney Wesley of Maize South won the individual league title with a 4-over 75 after a playoff with league runner-up Madison Slaten of Andover. Mati Newman of Valley Center was three strokes back in third.
The top six golfers were named to the all-league first team, with the next six golfers earning second-team all-league status.
Just five golfers earned birdies in the meet. Wesley birdied Nos. 1 and 3, but was second on the leaderboard with a 39 at the turn. Oddly, she had no birdies on the back nine, but fired a 36.
Slayton also birdied No. 2, though Newman charged into third place with birdies on three of the final four holes. Lee birdied No. 15 and led the circuit with a 35 on the back stretch. Alivia Nguyen of Andover birdied No. 11 and finished fifth.
Bella Wood and Camri Gage each shot a 104 for 17th. Gage shot par on Nos. 3 and 5 en route to a first-round 50, but needed four more strokes to complete the back nine. Wood held a 51 at the turn.
Kamryn Mendoza placed 35th with a 120. She opened with a 59. Breanna Ruyle struggled to a first-round 65, but shaved eight strokes off after the turn. Tayeah Rich was six strokes better with a 72 on the front, finishing 39th with a 150.
The Lady Bulldogs compete Oct. 15 at the Class 5A Regional Championships at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney. Bishop Carroll, Goddard, Goddard-Eisenhower, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Maize, Maize South and Wichita Northwest also are in the Regional.
AV-CTL Division II Championships
Monday at Sand Creek Station, Newton
Yards: 4,900. Par: 71
Team Scores — 1. Andover 348; 2. Maize South 373; 3. Goddard-Eisenhower 403; 4. Andover Central 405; 5. Valley Center 410; 6. Goddard 423; 7. Arkansas City 427.
League Champion (39) — Britney Wessley (MS), 39-36 75.
Arkansas City — 15. Josie Munson 50-49 99; 17. Bella Wood 51-53 104; 18. Camri Gage 50-54 104; 35. Kamryn Mendoza 59-61 120; 37. Breanna Ruyle 65-57 122; 39. Tayeah Rich 72-78 150.