by Alan Hoskins
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s young golf team turned it its best Jayhawk Conference performance of the season in the fifth designated tournament of the year Sunday and Monday.
Putting together rounds of 296 and 310 for a 606 total, the Blue Devils finished fourth just a stroke back of third place Johnson County (305).
Dodge City continued its season-long dominance of the league with a 3-under par 573 with Hutchinson second (583) in the 36-hole tourney played at Rolling Meadows in Junction City.
Freshmen had the four low scores for KCKCC led by Seve Sites of Shawnee Mission West, who had a 74-75-149 to tie for ninth.
Montana Fasching of Piper was another stroke back at 75-75-150 to tie for 12th while Lane Pauls tied for 19th (73-79-152) and Dalton Ayres shared 24th (74-81-155). Both are from Newton.
Sophomore Collin Herron of Topeka Hayden finished in a tie for 31st at 76-81-157 and Alec Otting of Basehor was 51st with a 90-86-176.
A 10-team tournament, Garden City finished fifth (609) followed by Independence (616), Barton County (632), Coffeyville (635), Allen County (658) and Colby (672).
The Blue Devils will close out KJCCC play April 20-22 when the 54-hole Jayhawk championship tournament will be held at Sand Creek in Newton.