SM East grad Hanna named best male golfer in KC metro

Chase Hanna after winning the Kansas junior amateur tourney earlier this month.
High school is officially in the rearview mirror for SM East graduate Chase Hanna.

But this week he received news that his stellar performance on the course has earned him one final accolade for his high school golf career — and it’s a big one.

Hanna received this year’s commendation from the Kenneth Smith Foundation, which each year recognizes the best male and female golfers in the Kansas City metro area.

Earlier this month, Hanna won the Kansas Golf Association’s junior amateur tournament, and he won five of the 10 tournaments he competed in his senior year.

SM East’s Anne Willman won the Kenneth Smith award for female golfers this fall.

Hanna will be golfing for the University of Kansas next year.