3-2-1A Girls Golf - Rylie Cook defends title, Goodland wins team crown
Updated: Oct 23, 2019
Southwestern Kansas officially has Gold coming back for the first time this high school sports year.
And, for those in the area, the individual and team responsible for the gold rush at the Salina Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday would not surprise anyone.
Stanton County Senior Rylie Cook bettered her Day 1 performance, by shooting a 72 and winning the 3-2-1A Girls Golf Individual Medalist Honors, not only defending her title, but winning every tournament she entered this fall. She ended up winning by nine shots over Faith Hedges of Lawrence-Bishop Seabury Academy.
In the team race, Goodland also improved on their first-round effort (by 26 shots, shooting a season-best 343) to bring home the team title, shooting a 709 as a team to win going away.
It's the second team title that the Cowgirls have won in school history in girls golf - the first was in 2008.
Colby finished second, firing a 745 over the two rounds and beating out Silver Lake for the runner-up position.
Southwest Kansas players filled up the Top 10 on the leaderboard,
Kerrigan Rudolph led the Goodland charge by finishing 4th overall. Stanton County's Caelyn Cook also placed in the Top 10, ending up in 5th place. Colby's Brielle Bange managed to stay ahead Rudolph and finished 3rd.
Syracuse's Andie Coleman was 10th individually, while teammate Hannah Lampe struggled a bit on her Back 9, but ended up 12th overall.