Area golfers are aware how difficult a course the Highlands near Hutchinson is. The Pratt High School golf team, along with 11 other schools, took on the treacherous layout on Monday in a meet hosted by Nickerson.
Maize South won the event with a top-4-men score of 307; Pratt High was well back in the pack with 426.
Scores for the Greenbacks were Navarre Strapp 105; Spencer Sullivan 105; Alec Hampton 106; Tyler Skaggs 110; Skylar Stalcup 112 and Hunter Walker 112. None finished in the top ten, which is what it took to medal at this meet.
PHS head coach Andy Kisner said, “The Highlands is a difficult course. It’s always a challenge for an inexperienced team or anyone who is not accurate off the tee.”
“In addition,” Kisner continued, “the greens had recently been aerated and were not easy to putt.”
Kisner was, however, encouraged by the improvement made by his returning players who played the Highlands last year. Skaggs improved 2 strokes from last year, Hampton took off 18 strokes and Sullivan shaved a whopping 29 strokes from his score last year. It is apparent that progress is being made by the Frog golfers.
On Friday at 3 p.m., the Greenback linksters will travel to Lake Anthony to make up the previously postponed High Chaparral meet. Kisner said, “It should be a course more suited to our level of play at this time.”
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