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!