Central Plains’ Hickel lands in Top 20

By the I-R staff


Central Plains Oiler Alex Hickel placed 11th Monday in the 2A State Golf Tournament at the Crestwood Country Club in Pittsburg. Hickel shot a 10-over-par 82. Players who place in the Top 20 receive medals. Meanwhile, Ellsworth’s Chris Fitzgerald placed 27th in the 3A State Golf Tournament at the Spring Creek Golf Course at Seneca. His score was a 13-over-par of 84. Fitzgerald was the only Bearcat to qualify for State. Hickel was joined by teammate Brett Thompson, who placed 60th with a 31-over-par score of 103. In 2A, Salina’s Sacred Heart High School dominated the course and, in the process, won its fourth consecutive State title.

The school placed first as a team with a score of 279. Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan was a distant second with 336. Three Sacred Heart players took the top three spots in 2A — Cole Elmore shot a five-under-par 67 and teammates Grant Herrenbruck and Tate Herrenbruck both ended the day with a fourunder- par score of 68. Grant finished first in a playoff. Another Sacred Heart player, Kameron Shaw, placed sixth with a four-over-par score of 76.


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