Knocking Off Big Sister

Winfield High School senior Elly Bertholf putts on the No. 1 green Tuesday afternoon at the Newton Invitational at Sand Creek Station. Bertholf not only captured individual medalist honors, but she broke the school record low for a nine-hole tournament, set by her sister, Abby, a recent Southwestern College grad.

NEWTON — Winfield High School senior Elly Bertholf captured the title Tuesday afternoon at the Newton Invitational at Sand Creek Station.

Newton officials divided up the meet between the front and back nine in an effort to keep as many teams competing as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lady Vikings, who split their squad in two in an effort to get as many golfers on the links as possible, placed third.

Bertholf fired a 1-over 36 to win by one stroke over Zoe Norton of Salina South.

She broke the school record for a nine-hole tournament, set by her sister, Abby.

WHS junior Celine Mendoza made the top 10 with a tie for eighth with a 47.

Junior Dalin Bartel placed 14th with a 51. Senior Bailey Haunschild tied for 24th with a 62.

Buhler, Derby, Emporia, Hutchinson competed on the back nine.

Littell medals at Andover

WICHITA — Winfield junior Chaney Littell fired an 85 to place ninth at the Andover Invitational.

Neither Arkansas City or Winfield fielded a complete team for the 11-team meet, won by Kapaun Mt. Carmel.

WHS freshman Carley Littell shot a 96 to finish 13th.

Ark City senior Bella Wood carded a 100 to finish in a tie for 18th with Winfield sophomore Savanna Nickum. ACHS sophomore Breanna Ruyle was 35th with a 110 and ACHS sophomore Kamryn Mendoza cracked the top 40 with a 115.

Newton Invitational

Tuesday at Sand Creek Station

Par 35 (9 holes)


Team Scores — 1. Newton 182; 2. Salina South 186; 3. Winfield 196; 4. Salina Central 202; Haysville-Campus incomplete.

Individual Medalist (26) — Elly Bertholf (Win), 36.

Winfield — 1. Elly Bertholf 36; 8t. Celine Mendoza 47; 14. Dalin Bartel 51; 24t. Bailey Haunschild 62.


Andover Invitational

Tuesday at Wichita

Crestview Country Club

Par 72 (18 holes)

Team Scores — 1. Kapaun Mt. Carmel 339; 2. Andover 362; 3. Wellington 392; 4. Maize South 393; 5. Bishop Carroll 393; 6. Andover Central 402; 7. Valley Center 441; 8. Augusta 475; 9. Goddard 493; Arkansas City, Winfield incomplete.

Individual Medalist (54) — Shauna Lee (ACtl), 73.

Arkansas City — 18t. Bella Wood 100; 35. Breanna Ruyle 110; 40. Kamryn Mendoza 115.

Winfield — 9. Chaney Littell 85; 13. Carley Littell 96; 18t. Savanna Nickum 100.

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