WICHITA — The Newton High School girls’ golf team placed sixth at the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I meet Tuesday at the Sim Park Golf Course in Wichita.

Maize won the team title with a score of 345, followed by Derby at 354, Salina Central at 413, Hutchinson at 415, Salina South at 444 and Newton at 452.

Kenni Henson of Derby was the top medalist with a three-over 74, four strokes better than Ellie Cobb of Salina Central. Emma Johnson of Derby was third at 79,

Newton was led by Kit Kingsley, who finished sixth with an 84.

Mallory Seirer shot a 117, followed by Mollee Ewert-Smith at 121, Naomi Kuhn at 130, Ada Montano at 133 and Anna Harder at 136.

“It was nice to get Kit back after she has been dealing with an injury for the last couple weeks,” Newton coach Joanie Pauls said. “Her course management was great today. She hit fairways and stayed away from big numbers. Her sixth-place finish earned her AV-CTL first-team honors.

“The rest of the team scored a little bit higher than their season averages. We struggled with chipping and putting. However, as a team we were able to improve 23 strokes from our front nine to our back nine. We will need to improve our short game at Regionals on Monday, if our team wants to qualify for State. We have had some of our best scores at the Salina Municipal course this season and are optimistic about our chances.”

Newton competes Monday at the Class 5A regionals at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. The top three teams and top five golfers not on the top three teams advance to state Oct. 16 at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course.

Ark Valley-

Chisholm Trail League

Division I

Girls’ Golf Championships


Sim Park GC

Par 71

Team scores — Maize 345, Derby 354, Salina Central 413, Hutchinson 415, Salina South 444, Newton 452.

Individuals — 1. Kenni Henson D 39-35—74, 2. Ellie Cobb SC 42-36—78, 3. Emma Johnson D 40-39—79, 4. Tessa Kilian M 39-42—81, 5. Riley Hunter M 42-40—82, 6. Kit Kingsley N 40-44—84, 7. Lexie Ridder M 42-46—88, 8. Hannah Scheuermann M 50-44—94, 9. Amber Donker M 49-45—94, 10. Mariah Cannon H 46-48—94, 11. Meredith Kinney H 49-47—96, 12. Brooklyn Blasdel M 52-47—99, 13. Tayler Brown D 53-47—100, 14. Macey Truitt D 55-46—101, 15. Elizabeth Collins SC 54-47—101, 16. Crisi Rivera SS 54-49—103, 17. Tatum Forrester SS 53-52—105, 18. Abbey Simonsen D 57-49—106, 19. Harlee Long SC 58-52—110, 20. Nicole Spann H 62-50—112, 21. Chandler Ashcraft H 61-52—113, 22. Lindsay Brown SS 60-57—117, 23. Mallory Seirer N 60-57—117, 24. Karlee Roudybush SS 61-58—119, 25. Mollee Ewert-Smith N 64-57—121, 26. Maci Miller SS 64-59—123, 27. Bridgit Conway SC 64-60—124, 28. Kyra Rodrigues H 63-62—125, 29. Naomi Kuhn N 64-66—130, 30. Ada Montano N 70-63—133, 31. Grace Scott H 66-67—133, 32. Anna Harder N 74-62—136.