Team Kansas Competing in 51st Junior Girls Four State in Nebraska City

Singles Matches Update

Team Kansas finished in Third Place at Junior Girls Four State on Tuesday. After winning two singles matches and tieing one match, the team finished with 5 total points for the tournament. Team Nebraska won the event earning 11.5 points out of 12 possible points available.

Alison Comer of Team Kansas won her match 5&4, McKenna Rice won her match 5&4, and Victoria Klausner tied her match against Team Missouri’s Audrey Rischer.

Rounds One & Two Update

Team Kansas was off to a strong start after the first round at the Junior Girls Four State tournament on Monday. Victoria Klausner and Sarah Lawson won their morning match 3&1, while Caroline Setter and Vera Bohning were 1 up through 18, giving Team Kansas a total of two points after the first round.

The team struggled in the afternoon, but put up a good fight against Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa. Sarah Lawson and Allison Comer were the only Four-Ball pair from Kansas to win points after tieing their match against Missouri. Lawson & Comer were 1 up most of their match on the back nine. Comer saved the team with a chip-in birdie on 16 to tie the hole. Comer again made an impressive attempt to win the 17th hole, however, bogies from both Kansas & Missouri tied the hole again. The Missouri team made bogey on the 18th hole and the Kansas pair made a double, leading to a tied match and a half point awarded to both teams.

Kansas is tied for second place going into the final round.

Tee times begin at 8:00 on Tuesday where the teams will play singles matches.

Tournament Information 

Arbor Links GC, Nebraska City, NE – Team Kansas is representing our associations this week at the 51st Junior Girls Four State hosted by the Nebraska Golf Association at Arbor Links GC in Nebraska City.  The teams are selected from a points list based on player’s tournament results in selected events over the past two seasons of play.  Jaci Weber of Derby, Kansas was selected as the team captain.  She played collegiate golf at the University of Kansas and 3-time Kansas Junior Amateur Champion.  Baile Stephenson was selected at the vice-captain.  Stephenson played collegiate golf at the University of Northern Colorado.  Both have represented Kansas in the Junior Four State and adult Fore State team competitions.

This year marks the first year of the new Solheim Cup-style competition.  Historically the competition followed the traditions high school scoring format.  Going forward the competition is comprised of Foursomes (alternate shot) match play, Four Ball match play, and singles match play in a round robin format with Team Kansas playing an equal number of matches in each format against teams from Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri.

This year’s team is comprised of:

  • Victoria Klausner of Olathe who will be a senior at Olathe Northwest HS
  • Sarah Lawson of Shawnee who is a May graduate of Mill Valley HS and will play at Wichita State in the fall
  • Allison Comer of Overland Park who will be a senior at St. James Academy
  • McKenna Rice of Lee’s Summit who is a May graduate of Lee’s Summit West and will play at the University of Central Missouri in the fall
  • Caroline Setter of Topeka who was the 2017 4A Girls State Champion
  • Vera Bohning of Lee’s Summit who will be a junior at St. Michael the Archangel

Foursomes matches began at 8:00am.  Follow the action live at:  https://51stjuniorgirlsfourstatechampionship.golfgenius.com