first_imgTy Wilson and Blake Saffell at the Class 4A State Tournament in Emporia. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington golf season concluded Monday in the Class 4A State Tournament at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course. Crusader senior Ty Wilson finished sixth in the 18-hole tournament featuring the best golfers in Class 4A. Freshman Blake Saffell would finish tied for 17th place.Wilson completed his WHS career, shooting a 72, one-over par. Saffell would shoot a 5-over 76 (see full results here).This concludes an exceptional season for the 2018 Dukes highlighted by winning the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV tournament in McPherson and losing the tiebreaker to qualify as a team for state in the Class 4A Regional in Wellington a week ago.Overall, Andover Central won the Class 4A team title for the second consecutive year with a 290 team score, outdistancing Hays that finished second by 17 strokes. That was an even larger margin for Andover Central than the Wellington Regional. Wichita Trinity placed fourth with a 312. Interestingly, Andale, which Wellington beat in league, was a third place finish with a 308.It was clear that Wellington had a great shot of winning at least state runner-up had it qualified as a team. Other team scores included: Chanute 314, Wamego 319, and Fort Scott 322.As far as individuals were concerned, Wilson and Saffell reaffirmed their status as elite golfers in 4A. There were 103 golfers in this tournament. Both of them placed in the top 15 percent in the field.Wilson was, as always, a pillar of consistency. His big hole came on a par-4 No. 15 hole in which he eagled in two strokes. He would birdie holes 1 and 9 on the front nine, and finished strong with a birdie on hole #18. He had one bad hole in which he double bogeyed on the No. 6 hole. Other than that he would par nine holes and bogey four others.For the day, Wilson shot a 2-over 38 on the front nine and was 1-under 34 on the back.He only trailed five other players, three of them from the juggernaut Andover Central team. Keegan Ellington was the individual state champion, shooting a 69. He won with six eagles.As for Saffell, he would shoot a 37 on the front and 39 on the back. The regional champion had one double bogey, four bogies, 12 pars and one birdie.In a rather historical footnote, both Wilson and Saffell represented Wellington in the state tournament, 35 years after their dads, Bobby and Steve, were playing for the Class 4A State Champion golf team in 1983.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img