Lady Buffs’ golfers win own Invite; repeat WAC title

The Garden City High School Lady Buffs, with senior Alyssa McMillen’s 2-over-par 74 score, won their own invitational on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.

McMillen, who placed second overall to Stanton County’s state champion Rylie Cook’s 71, still captured the top spot in the Western Athletic Conference portion of the tournament, her fourth in a row as was the team’s title.

The Lady Buffs shot a team total of 360, with Grace Yi placing fifth with a 90 and Ryann Warren was seventh with a 94. Rian Linenberger and Emma Kells each shot 102 with one of those scores counting toward the team total. Allie Sandoval rounded out the individuals for coach Trent Specht with a 114.

The Lady Buffs will have a busy week upcoming with the Wichita North Invitational at Sim Park Golf Course on Oct. 2 and the Hutchinson Invitational at Carey Park Golf Course on Oct. 3. Carey Park will be the site of the Class 6A state tourney on Oct. 21-22, with the state now being a two-day, 36-hole event with a cut after the opening 18 holes.

The girls team will complete their regular season on Oct. 8 at the Great Bend Invitational and then compete in the Class 6A regional at Macdonald Park Golf Course in Wichita on Oct. 14.

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