State Golf

Shannen Chin took 1st place at the 3-2-1A Girls’ State Golf Tournament with a score of 76, at the Smoky Hill Country Club.  Chin out-dueled Rylie Cook of Johnson-Stanton County, who was 2nd with 81.
Down by 1 stroke after 10 holes, Chin passed Cook with pars at #11 and #12 to take a one shot lead heading to the signature #13 hole.  Chin made a routine par while Cook found the water leading to a double bogey.  Chin increased her lead to 4 strokes with a par at #14.
The tourney was decided on #15.  Cook played an excellent 2nd shot to the par 4 #15 leading to what would be a tap-in birdie.  Chin then rolled in a birdie of her own from 70 feet behind the cup to maintain her 4 stroke advantage.
Chin, a junior, won her 8th tourney title of the season and set a new school record for lowest score at a state tourney for TMP.  The previous record was set by Karee Dinkel with 85 at Cheney in 2015.
For TMP-Marian, Jenna Romme shot 109, Avin Inlow 117, Haleigh Spray 119, Katy Walters 120 and Abby Heimerman 144.  The Lady Monarchs lone senior on the state team was Katy Walters.