Bluejays qualify for State Tournament with third consecutive regional championship

The Sabetha High School golf team shows off their 3A Regional Championship plaque after winning the golf tournament Monday, May 15. The team placed first with a score of 318, defeating second place Nemaha Central by 45 strokes. Pictured are (L-R) Jesse Burger, Riley Lierz, Tanner Ukele, Head Coach Scott Burger, Garrett Scott, Carson Ukele and David Pierson.

The Sabetha High School golf team has qualified for the State Tournament after winning their third consecutive Regional Golf Championship on Tuesday, May 15, in Atchison.

The Bluejays took first with a score of 318, defeating second place winner Nemaha Central by 45 strokes. Maur Hill-Mount Academy claimed third with a score of 399.

Five out of six Bluejay golfers placed in the top 10. Senior Garrett Scott claimed first place individually with a score of 73 – just two strokes over par – and earning his fifth first place finish for the season.

Junior Jesse Burger took second with a score of 78, while sophomore David Pierson earned fourth place with a score of 80.

Senior Tanner Ukele tied MH-MA golfer Isaac Henderson for fifth with a score of 87. The two held a play off, and T. Ukele came out on top earning himself the fifth place medal and Henderson earning the sixth place medal.

Freshman Riley Lierz claimed seventh with a score of 88, and Carson Ukele earned 12th with a score of 95.

The Bluejays will travel Monday, May 21, to Seneca to compete in the State Golf Tournament. Teams will tee off at 9 a.m. at the Spring Creek Golf Course.

“I was really happy with our teams performance,” said Head Coach Scott Burger. “They were focused. Each golfer went through a couple of bad holes but didn’t let it affect their game. They have worked hard all year and are playing well.”

Regionals

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1-

Garrett Scott

73

2-

Jesse Burger

78

4-

David Pierson

80

5-

Tanner Ukele

87

7-

Riley Lierz

88

12-

Carson Ukele

95

4-MAN TEAM RESULTS

1-

Sabetha

318

2-

Nemaha Central

363

3-

MH-MA

399

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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