WICHITA — The sky was the limit for Arkansas City High School golfer Trent Sutherland last year.
As a freshman in his high school debut, Sutherland qualified for the Class 4A State meet, finishing in a tie for 17th with a 76. He placed eighth in the Class 4A Regionals that year with a 79 and was named to the All-State second team.
Call it a sophomore jinx.
Sutherland missed the State cut by one stroke Monday at the Class 5A Regional Championships at Rolling Hill Country Club, finishing in a tie for 21st with an 82.
The top three teams, along with the top five individuals on other teams, qualified for the KSHSAA Class 5A State Championships next Monday at Mariah Hill Golf Course in Dodge City.
Regional champion Andover Central will be joined by runner-up Bishop Carroll and third-place Kapaun Mt. Carmel in the Big Show.
Sutherland opened with a 40, but needed two more strokes on the back nine. He would have been the next individual to punch a ticket to State.
Senior Jace Womack ended his high school career 31st. After opening with an impressive 41, Womack needed nine more strokes after the turn, finishing with a 91.
Cooper Schultz of Andover Central won the title with a 67.
Class 5A Regional Championships
Monday in Wichita
Rolling Hills Country Club
(Top 3 teams qualify for State)
(Top 5 from non-qualifying teams)
Team Scores — 1. Andover Central 294; 2. Bishop Carroll 306; 3. Kapaun Mt. Carmel 307; 4. Goddard-Eisenhower 317; 5. Andover 325; 6. Wichita Northwest 368; 7. Goddard 422; Arkansas City incomplete.
(*-qualified as team)
($-qualified as individual)
1.Cooper Schultz, ACtl*31-3667
2.Jack Baker, KMC*36-3571
3.Cooper Steiner, KMC*35-3974
4.Davis Joseph, ACtl*36-3874
5.Grant Gooch, BC*36-3975
6.Preston Howell, And$37-3875
7.Tyler Gatley, BC*38-3876
8.Peyton Wilson, ACtl*39-3776
9.Tyler Trudo, GE$37-3976
10.Mateo Villegas, GE$36-4076
11.Carson Towey, BC*40-3777
12.Keegan Ellington, ACtl*36-4177
13.Jayden Hohl, BC*38-4078
14.Cooper Ward, ACtl*40-3979
15.Austin Goodrum, ACtl*38-4179
16.Aspen Wadlowe, WNW$36-4379
17t.Drake Sawyer, And$42-3981
17t.Brent Reintjes, KMC*41-4081
17t.Myles Brewer, GE$40-4181
17t.Matthew Schrock, KMC*40-4181
21t.Austin Wilbert, KMC*42-4082
21t.Trent Sutherland, Ark40-4282
23t.James Hill, And41-4384
23t.Andy Sloss, GE40-4484
25t.Mark Towey, BC*43-4285
25t.Emery Kaylor, GE41-4485
25t.Hanif Ashraf, And40-4585
28.Ben Kellerman, And37-4986
29.Jack Stuckey, BC*39-4887
30.Camden Baxter, And42-4688
31.Jace Womack, Ark41-5091
32t.Andy Fisher, WNW46-4793
32t.Sam Mueller, WNW46-4793
32t.Parker Steven, GE42-5193
35.Travis Channell, KMC*47-4794
36.Zac Miller, Gd45-5196
37.Braydon Verbeck, WNW53-50103
38.Zane Visger, WNW49-56105
39.Hunter Reeves, Gd52-55107
40t.Brody Steele, Gd49-59108
40t.Ryan Obertechner, WNW47-61108
42.Gentry Cole, Gd52-59111
43.Jayden Miller, Gd57-56113
44.Logan Ashford, Gd57-58115