CHENEY — Arkansas City High School senior Camri Gage will end her high school golf career at the KSHSAA Class 5A State Championships.
She’ll have company.
Gage and junior Bella Wood both punched their ticket to the Big Show at the Class 5A Regional Championships on Tuesday at Cherry Oaks Golf Course.
The top three teams, along with the top five individuals from non-qualifying teams, advanced to the State meet, set for Oct. 21-22 at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
Wood took the final individual qualifying spot last year as a sophomore, placing 15th as the lone State representative for the Lady Bulldogs. Gage tied for 22nd and missed the cut.
Not this time.
Wood fired a 93 to finish ninth, her season-best for an 18-hole tournament. She shot a 94 on Oct. 3 at the Hutchinson Invitational.
She opened by shooting par on four of the first nine holes, but was tripped up on the par-4 No. 8 hole, needing 10 strokes that left her with a 48 at the turn.
She only recorded par twice on the back nine, but a birdie on No. 16 — one of just two golfers on the day to birdie the par-4 hole — to shave three strokes.
Gage shot par on No. 5, but the par-5 No. 9 hole was her stumble, settling for a 4-over 9 that left her with a 51 at the turn. However, par on Nos. 11 and 15 helped her to shave four strokes on the backside and finish in a tie for 13th with a 98.
The rest of the team was comprised of freshmen.
Breanna Ruyle was six strokes better on the back nine with a 58, finishing 37th overall with a 122. Kamryn Mendoza was also six strokes better with a 64 after the turn and placed 41st with a 134. Tayeah Rich was 44th with a 174.
Sophomore Josie Munson, who finished 36th last season in her first taste of high school golf, had to withdraw from competing this year.
Class 5A Regional Championships
Tuesday at Cheney
Cherry Oaks Golf Course
Yards: 5,385. Par: 72.
(Top 3 teams qualify for State)
Team Scores — 1. Kapaun Mt. Carmel 355; 2. Bishop Carroll 383; 3. Maize 387; 4. Maize South 403; 5. Goddard-Eisenhower 431; 6. Goddard 434; 7. Wichita Northwest 446; 8. Arkansas City 447.
(# - qualify as a team)
($ - qualify as an individual)
1.Lexie Ridder, Mz#42-4082
2.Alexa Garrett, KMC#46-3884
3.Britney Wessley, MS$43-4285
4.Tegan Kendrick, BC#43-4386
5.Eleanora Navarro, KMC#46-4490
6.Lauren Rudy, KMC#41-4990
7.Abby Wolff, KMC#45-4691
8.Keira Ronsick, BC#48-4593
9.Bella Wood, Ark$48-4593
10.Brooklyn Blasdel, Mz#49-4594
11t.Parker Hoopes, WNW$50-4696
11t.London Love, MS$47-4996
13t.Camri Gage, Ark$51-4798
13t.Quynh-Thi Nguyen, KMC#48-5098
15t.Paige Strausberg, Gd51-4899
15t.Emma Fleischman, GE50-4999
17.Ashleigh Mauler, BC#50-50100
18.Reina Cline, Mz#54-48102
19.Megan Bay, Gd53-51103
20.Audi Navarro, BC#51-53104
21t.Hannah Schaffer, GE54-51105
21t.Shelby Beckmann, WNW50-55105
23t.Anna Lindebak, MS53-53106
23t.Vanessa Rosales, BC#52-54106
25.Olivia Allen, Mz52-57109
26.Meredith Russell, GE57-54111
27t.Tayah Emerson, Gd55-58113
27t.Riley Byrd, KMC#51-62113
29t.Kate Stickey, BC#60-56116
29t.Lexi Habbert, GE58-58116
29t.Paige Hollinger, WNW56-60116
29t.Caitlyn Widener, MS56-60116
33t.Jordan Luper, GE58-60118
33t.Lindsey Simpson, Gd51-67118
35.Kylie Rudkin, MS57-62119
36.Sydney Sheets, Gd60-60120
37.Breanna Ruyle, Ark64-58122
38.Ashton Hambleton, WNW63-66129
39.Sarah Williams, Gd64-66130
40.Melanie Pereira, Mz#61-70131
41.Kamryn Mendoza, Ark70-64134
42t.Autumn Ford, MS78-73151
42t.Gia Wadlowe, WNW78-73151
44.Tayeah Rich, Ark88-86174
Josie Munson, ArkWD
Marie Romero, WNWWD