SM East girls golf team wins regionals, earns trip to state tourney

Members of the SM East girls golf team and coach Ermanno Ritschl celebrating their Regionals win.
Members of the SM East girls golf team and coach Ermanno Ritschl celebrating their Regionals win.

Shawnee Mission East’s girls golf team kept duffin’ right along Monday with another strong performance, easily securing the KSHSAA Regional title and qualifying for the state tournament in the process.

The Lancers shot 365 as a team, besting second place finisher Blue Valley High School by 24 strokes.

Four SM East golfers finished in the top 10 individually: Sophie Wetzler (second place, 88); Alex Maday (sixth place, 91); Teagan Noblit (seventh place, 92); and Jessica Young (tied for tenth place, 94).

The state tournament will be next Monday, Oct. 21, at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, where the Lancers will be defending their 2012 6A title.