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9:27 AM Sat, Dec. 15th

KHS boys win big at Page golf tournament

Sean Williams shot a 27-hole 119 to tie for first place and the Kingman High Boy's golf team kept on trucking with another tournament win in the 10-team Page tournament.

The Bulldogs opened a 21-stroke lead after day one on Friday and were able to keep their distance from second place finisher Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor.

The wind in Page, especially on Saturday, was so bad that coach Guy Hartnett said that he could hardly hear the person next to him speaking.

"It was bad. The wind gusts must have been up to 40 mph," Hartnett said. "The wind was an honest excuse for the level of play."

Despite the wind and the long course, Kingman managed to shoot just 2-over-par for the tournament.

Tanner Theel, Kenny Duford and Andrew Carlin finished in the top 10 for the Bulldogs.

Kingman travels to Munds Park for a 3 p.m. Thursday tee time at the Pinewood Country Club. The Bulldogs will face Flagstaff Coconino, Cottonwood Mingus and Page.

Hartnett will leave Carlin and Williams behind and give Jon Casson and D.J. Lehew a chance to experience play on the varsity level. The Bulldogs will lose four seniors at the end of the season and Hartnett will be counting on his JV players to pick up where this year's team eventually leaves off.

"We have a very good junior program through Paul Mowry at the golf course," Hartnett said.

The girl's team was at the Coyote Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs placed 13th out of 14 teams. Jade Honga was Kingman's top golfer with an 89 and Alex Smith shot 90.

KHS was back in action on Monday in Kingman against Chandler Hamilton and Scottsdale Desert Mountain. Jade Honga was Kingman's low score with a 52.

The Bulldogs revisited their past as Kingman was disqualified due to a lack of players. A couple of the Bulldogs are on academic suspension and coach Chad Baitinger expressed his hope that when their review comes up on Friday, he will be able to field his team again for the Oct. 9 match at Peoria Ironwood. This match was originally scheduled for today, but has been pushed back.