Ginter Finishes 5th in Field of 88 @ State 4A Golf!

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Under less than favorable weather conditions, especially Round 1 on Monday, the State 4A Girls Golf Tournament is “in the can” so to speak. Wellington’s Payton Ginter shined for the third consecutive year in a row at this highest level! Ginter battled hard both days, finishing in 5th (86) after Round 1 behind Brasser (80) of Andale, Donovan (82) of Concordia, Miller (85) of Buhler, and Madison (85) of Ft. Scott. On Tuesday, Payton improved her position, finishing 3rd (85), behind Brasser (78) and Miller (83).

When Round 1 and Round 2 results were combined, it was the same “5” at the top as on Day 1, Brasser (158), Miller (168), Donovan (169), Madison (171), and Ginter (171). Ginter has found success her entire 3 year career at WHS. Last week she finished 2nd at the 4A Regional at Quail Ridge, and finished 5th at the AVCTL DIV III / IV League Meet (a very tough meet) held here in Wellington, receiving AVCTL First Team Honors for her efforts!

Her coach & father, James Ginter, will have one more year together on the links, these past “3” have created unforgettable and plentiful memories for both. Next year will be the culmination of all of that and more. What a ride it’s been, hang on, soon they’ll be heading down the last stretch of HS competition – can’t wait to watch! GREAT JOB PAYTON – WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!


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.