Santa Fe Trail golfers start season; Buessing claims two championships

Santa Fe Trail High School Girls Golf competition has begun with a standout freshman taking first place at the team’s first two away tournaments. The first tournament of the season was Aug. 26, at Lake Perry.

“The girls did great and brought home the first 2020 awards for Trail,” SFT Girls Golf Coach Mary Vawter Burgett said.

SFT golfer Braegan Buessing claimed first place and the tournament medal, shooting 6 over par with a 41 for the course. Buessing’s placing put SFTHS in the second place with a team score of 212 for the silver medals. Individual medals were also earned by Courtney Stone, 10th, 53, and Carley Cox, 15th, 56. Seven teams and 34 golfers competed in the tournament.

SFTHS’s girls golf team includes freshman Buessing; Stone, senior, second year golf; Cox, junior, third year; Kierra Lira, senior, first year; Caitlyn Myrick, senior, second year; Marissa Lossen, junior, first year.

The team continued a second place streak at the Ottawa tournament Monday, Aug. 31, with Buessing again taking the championship spot in the seven-school, 40-golfer tournament.

Braegan shot 2 over par for a 38, and sealed first place by 3 strokes over the second place finishers – two 2 competitors shot a 41. Also medaling at Ottawa was Lira in 5th place; Stone placed 15th.

SFTHS golfers earned second place team medals, and the team scored 3 strokes under third-place finisher Osage City High School.

Information thanks to Mary Vawter Burgett.

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