The Hays High Indians shot a team score of 321 on Monday, earning a trip to Wichita and the 5A State Golf Tournament. Hays High definitely had to be considered the favorite in the field playing on their home course at Smoky Hill Country Club. Hays won by 23 strokes over Valley Center who shot a 343. Valley Center and Salina Central (362) also qualified for the state tournament.
The Indians placed four in the Top 10. Payton Ruder and Kaden Beilman both fired a 76 to tie for first. The playoff was won by Ruder on the first hole. Nathan Romme was 5th with an 82 and Cash Hobson ended the day in a three way tie for 8th, carding an 87 and finishes eighth by winning the playoff on the second hole.
Hays will play at the Wichita Country Club on Tuesday, May 27th. State information can be found at http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/Golf/StateBoys.cfm
HHS Coach Mark Watts