By BOB LATTA
Record Sports Editor
The Hesston Swather golf team won its regional tournament on Monday at Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson and will advance to the state tournament next Monday, May 20, at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
The Swathers held off Buhler by a single stroke to win the tournament. Hesston came in with a team score of 310 while the Crusaders had 311.
Individually, Matt Thayne led the way for Hesston with a 76, good for third place. Matt Steele was right behind with a 77 for fourth place. Brandon Swank also had a 77, but placed seventh.
Other Swathers participating were Titus Ewert 10th with an 80, Jack Barnhart 20th with an 85, and Brock Martin 26th with an 89.
The Swather squad will advance to the 4A state tournament next Monday, May 20, at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.