BHS finishes sixth at league golf
Baldwin High School junior Kirby Flory led the BHS golf team to a sixth-place finish at the Frontier League tournament Monday.
The Bulldogs traveled to Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence for the meet.
The team comprised of junior Andrew Madl, sophomore Jesse Green, junior Avery Baughan, junior Blake Wieden, junior Brian Harris and Flory finished sixth overall and third out of all competing Class 4A schools.
The Bulldogs turned in a total score of 341. Flory led the team with a score of 82 and an individual finish of 17th.
Madl shot an 83 for a 20th-place finish and Wieden finished with an 85 for 24th place. Baughan shot a 91 for 35th place, Harris shot a 96 for 42nd and Green shot a 99 for 46th place overall.
BHS coach David Theis was excited with the team's progress.
"I was extremely happy today with the team's performance," Theis said. "We reduced our team score by 21 strokes from the tournament before last and 12 strokes from previous one. I know they (the team) felt a sense of urgency.
"We only have three tourneys left to try and get four of five players to score at 84 or under," Theis said. "If we do, we have a strong chance to qualify at regionals for state as a team."
The Bulldogs also competed on Saturday at Osawatomie. They finished in 12th place with a team score of 353. Flory turned in a team-low score of 82 for a 20th place individual finish. Harris, Baughan, Wieden, and junior John Rake shot 90, 92, 95, and 100 respectively. Also competing was Green, who turned in a final score of 89.
Theis was pleased with the team's effort, but still sees room for improvement.
"As a team we reduced (our score) by 10 strokes from the previous tournament," Theis said. "Unfortunately, it still isn't where we need to be. We need to be able to score in the 330s if we want to have a chance at postseason play."
The Bulldogs next play at 8:30 a.m. May 6 at Anderson County.