WINFIELD — The Newton High School boys' golf team ended the regular season with a fifth-place team finish Thursday at the Winfield Invitational at the Winfield Country Club. Bishop Carroll won the meet at 314, followed by Arkansas City, Coffeyville and Derby all at 329. Newton had a 333. Newton claimed three medals. Travis House of Winfield was top medalist at 75, followed by Nate Chadd of Bishop Carroll and Braden Page of Labette County each at 76. Newton was led by Cole Rother, who tied for fifth at 78, followed by Dalton Ayers, who tied for ninth at 79 and Lane Pauls, who tied for 15th at 82. "We had three players medal individually," Newton coach Joanie Pauls said. "Cole had a great round and tied for fifth. He is gaining confidence in his game and his scores are showing it. Dalton tied for ninth. He had a slow start, bogeying his first three holes, but finished strong. Lane tied for 15th. He had a bad hole on 10 that kept him from shooting in the 70s." Omar Ramos-Thaw and Avery Anderson each shot a 94. Jared Gihring shot a 97. "Putting and chipping on Winfield's small, sloping greens was difficult for all three of them," Joanie Pauls said. "We are still having a hard time putting four good scores together for our team score. Having to take a 94 really hurt us today." Newton competes at the Class 5A regionals Monday at the Terradyne Country Club in Wichita. "Our Regional field is extremely strong," Joanie Pauls said. "For us to qualify as a team for state, we will have to post a season low score. Everyone will need to step up."
Winfield Invitational Thursday Winfield CC Team scores — Bishop Carroll 314, Derby 329-88, Coffeyville 329-103, Arkansas City 329-open, Newton 333, Independence 337, Winfield 341, McPherson 342, Labette County 343, El Dorado 350, Hutchinson 373, Chanute 387, Parsons 419. Campus and Winfield JV no team score. Medalists — 1. House, Travis ED 38-37—75; 2. (tie) Chadd, Nate BC 40-36—76; Page, Braden LC 38-38—76; 4. Towey, Carter BC 38-39—77; 5 (tie) Shaw, Dax AC 39-39—78; Sanders, Matt BC 41-37—78; Hendrix, Grant Cof. 41-37—78; Rother, Cole New. 37-41—78; 9 (tie) Iverson, Andrew AC 40-39—79; Taylor, Logan Ind. 38-41—79; Ayers, Dalton New. 39-40—79; 12. Stith, Quincy Der. 43-37—80; 13. (tie) Blanch, Kenton Cof. 40-41—81; Hugo, Calvin Ind. 41-40—81; 15. (tie) Dunham, Jeremy Der. 44-38—82; Pauls, Lane New. 39-43—82; Sawyer, Patrick Win. 41-41—82. Other Newton scores — Omar Ramos-Thaw 48-46—94, Avery Anderson 46-48—94, Jared Gihring 51-46—97.