HESSTON — The Wichita Collegiate Spartans must have been playing on a different golf course than everybody else on Tuesday.
The Spartans were at Hesston Golf Park, but it seemed to play much easier for them than the other 11 teams in the field.
Collegiate defended its Class 3A state title in emphatic fashion, shooting a sizzling 297 for a 33-stroke victory over Sterling (330).
Burlington earned the third plaque with a 335, 11 strokes ahead of the host Swathers, who won a tiebreaker from Fredonia for the fourth spot.
Collegiate’s Camron Chugg led the Spartans to their 12th state championship in the last 15 years by touring the course in 4-under-par 67. He was four better than Caney’s Troy Watson, while the Spartans’ Ian Trebilock, the defending champion, was third with a 72. Collegiate also counted a 77 by seventh-place finisher Kendall Reed and an 81 by No. 15 finisher Jack Larsen.
Hesston’s Jack Barnhart had a good day with a fifth-place 75, but rest of the Swathers struggled on their home course. Other Hesston scores were Trey Denno (84), Tanner Bachman (90), Cole Seltzer (95), Andrew Frazier (96) and Jordan Roth (100).