GREAT BEND — Firing a 1-over 73 to win the Great Bend Invitational by 17 shots Tuesday, Hays High School senior Karee Dinkel put an exclamation point on the 2017 WAC individual title.
Dinkel led Hays High to an emphatic finish for the team championship as well, as the Indians claimed the top trophy Tuesday with a 360, five shots ahead of Garden City.
Emily George fired an 86 to finish in third place at Stoneridge Country Club (Par 72).
Emily McGuire also earned a medal, finishing 10th with a 99.
Sophia Garrison rounded out the Indians’ team score with a 102. Molly Eikenberry 107 and Brittani Park 110 also competed.
Dinkel finished the season with 74 points in the WAC race, 5.5 better than runner-up Alyssa McMillen of Garden City.
Dinkel, who transfered from Thomas More Prep-Marian this year, won all but one of the WAC scoring meets. She finished second at the Liberal meet.
Hays High won the team title with 1,536 shots, 22 better than Garden City in the five WAC meets combined.
McGuire (43.5) and George (38.5) earned WAC honorable mention honors, finishing seventh and eighth in the standings, respectively. Park finished 12th in the final standings as well, earning honorable mention honors.
Mark Watts earned Coach of the Year honors as well.
Hays High will host its Class 4A regional Monday at Smoky Hill Country Club.
Correction: The original version of this article left off Brittani Park as an honorable mention honoree. The HDN apologizes for the error.