OVERLAND PARK Newton High School senior Lane Pauls finished tied for 39th, while teammate Dalton Ayers was tied for 45th Monday at the Class 5A state golf championships at the Brookridge Golf Course in Overland Park.?Pauls was 12-over park at 83. Ayers was 13-over at 84.?There were 94 golfers in competition.?Kapaun-Mt. Carmel's Sam Stevens was top medalist with a four-over par 667, two strokes better than Andover Central's Jeff Sherman.?Jared Burns of Kapaun-Mt. Carmel, Jack Reilly of St. James Academy and Alex Schremmer all finished with a 74.?Kapaun-Mt. Carmel won the team title with a 303, followed by St. James Academy at 309 and Maize South at 315.?The tournament was suspended for 44 minutes early in play because of lightning.?Pauls was six over on the front nine and six over on the back nine. He had four bogeys and one double bogey on each nine. Pauls was three strokes off medal contention.?Ayers was eight over on the front nine, with two double bogies. He was five over on the back nine, but finished the round with a birdie on 18.

Class 5A State?Golf Championships?Monday?Brookridge GC,?Overland Park?Class 5A State Tournament?Team scores Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 303, St. James Academy 309, Maize South 315, Blue Valley Southwest 319, St. Thomas Aquinas 323-84, Topeka Seaman 323-89, Andover 326, Hays 331-87, Mill Valley 331-90, Goddard Eisenhower 342, Salina Central 349-92, Shawnee Heights 349-101.?Medalists 1. Sam Stevens, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, 67; 2. Jeff Sherman, Andover Central, 69; 3. (tie) Jared Burns, 74; Jack Reilly, Lenexa-St. James Academy, 74; Alex Schremmer, Maize South, 74; 6. (tie) Ben Maskus, St. James Academy, 76; Dax Shaw, Arkansas City, 76; 8. (tie) Jack Cashburn, Shawnee-Mill Valley, 77; Cole Steizer, St. James Academy, 77; Kaden Beilman, Hays, 77; 11. (tie) Ben Hargrave, Salina South, 78; Austin Kruse, St. Thomas Aquinas, 78; Mason Wages, Topeka-Seaman, 78; 14. (tie) Ruger Hummel, Seaman, 79; Chad Phillips, Andover, 79; Luke Russell, Lansing, 79; 18. (tie) Alex Ghekas, Blue Valley Southwest (Overland Park), 80; Cole Christian, Maize South, 80; Seth Haupt, Blue Valley Southwest, 80; Matthew Gilbaugh, Kapaun, 80; Hayden Padgett, Maize South, 80; Jake Lassman, Blue Valley Southwest, 80.?Newton scores t39. Lane Pauls 83, t45. Dalton Ayers 84.