Ruder paces HHS in golf opener

By The Hays Daily News

McPHERSON -- The Hays High School golf team was led by a newcomer in its season opener.

Freshman Payton Ruder shot a 77 to place seventh Thursday at the McPherson Invitational at Turkey Creek Golf Course. He paced a Hays High squad that finished seventh at the 14-team meet with a team score of 331.

Hutchinson won the meet with a 318, and Buhler and Ark City finished second and third with scores of 323 and 324, respectively.

Junior Kaden Beilman tied for 15th with an 81, and sophomore Nathan Romme tied for 25th with an 85.

Senior Ryan Unruh and sophomore Cash Hobson each shot 88s to tie for 43rd, and junior Lane Clark recorded a 91 to tie for 51st.