The Winfield High School girls golf team had been chasing league nemesis Buhler throughout the season.

The Lady Vikings caught them Tuesday afternoon.

Winfield captured the team title at the AV-CTL D-III Championships at Quail Ridge Golf Course.

Winfield senior Abby Bertholf just missed the league title in individual scoring. Her 82 was one stroke off the pace and placed her third.

Lauren Specht of Buhler took the individual title with an 81 after a playoff against Wellington’s Payton Ginter.

The Lady Vikings earned five individual medals.

“We had a pretty good day yesterday,” WHS coach Dave Bertholf said. “Elly came up one stroke short on an individual league title, and was disappointed. However, winning a league title made her feel pretty good.”

Junior Chaney Littell fired a 90 to place fifth, one spot ahead of junior Celine Mendoza, who carded a 93 in her return from an injury.

Junior Dalin Bartel and sophomore Savanna Nickum were two of three golfers to shoot a 97, tying for eighth. Freshman Carley Littell tied for 16th with a 103, placing all WHS golfers in the top 16 among 33 competitors.

“It was also good to get Celine Mendoza back. She has missed a couple of meets due to injury, but got to play yesterday and played well,” Bertholf said.”

The Class 4A Regional Championships are set for Monday at the Wellington Golf Course. Andale, Buhler, Mulvane, Nickerson, Pratt, Ulysses, Wellington and Wichita Trinity also are in the regional.


AV-CTL D-III Championships

Tuesday at Winfield

Quail Ridge Golf Course


Team Scores — 1. Winfield 362; 2. Buhler 384; 3. Andale 389; 4. Wellington 402; 5. Towanda-Circle 436; Augusta, Mulvane incomplete.

League Champion (33) — Lauren Specht (Buh), 81.

Winfield — 3. Elly Bertholf 82; 5. Chaney Littell 90; 6. Celine Mendoza 93; 8t. Dalin Bartel 97; 8t. Savanna Nickum 97; 16t. Carley Littell 103.

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Congratulations Lady Vikings on winning the league title! Way to keep the win in Winfield! Go Big Blue!

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