Ginter Brings Home the GOLD – Your 2020 State 4A Girls Golf Champion!!

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WHS Senior Payton Ginter is the 2020 4A State Girls Golf Champion!

Her and WHS Sophomore teammate Kasiah Richmond qualified for the State Tourney, this time last week in Wellington, at the 4A Regional.

Richmond had two strong days of competition and finished in the middle of the field at 34th. There were 63 participants at this year’s State 4A Golf Championship!

At the halfway point on Monday, after 18 holes, Ginter was in 2nd, trailing Abaigeal Donovan of Concordia by 3 strokes. When the 2nd and final round at Emporia, ended today, Ginter was up by 1 over Donovan, 158 and 159 respectively! WAY TO GO PAYTON!! STATE CHAMPION!! We are so proud of you and Kasiah.

Great showing Kasiah, you have two more years to go – nothing but good vibes about the possibilities! Great Job!!

Congratulations to Head Coach (and DAD) James Ginter and Asst. Coach Vanessa Sawyer – way to represent FOLKS!! GO BIG RED!!


Steve Sturgis

Author: Steve Sturgis

Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.