McPherson High’s Kenan Warren shot a respectable 79 Monday in the Class 5A State Golf Tournament contested at Sand Creek Station.
Warren was 3-over-par after just two holes, but then reeled off nine straight pars. He had rounds of 39-40.
His 79 was three shots shy of earning a medal, as it took a 76 to make the Top 20.
The tournament was Warren’s last of his career, as he is a senior.
Perfect conditions and shortened tees led to outstanding scoring. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Joseph Winslow returned from a one-year sabbatical to win his third state title in four years with a blistering 66, three shots ahead of Trey Herman. Blue Valley Southwest’s Robby Hughey won a playoff with St. Thomas Aquinas’ Cameron Wiltse to take third place.
Behind Winslow and Wiltse, Aquinas ran away with the team title by shooting a 4-under-par 284. Blue Valley was second with 296 and Carroll was third with 304, edging pre-tournament favorite Kapaun by two strokes.