The feeling may not have set in right now, but for the St. Mary’s-Colgan boy’s golf team, it does not take away from the excitement.


The Panthers came out and won the Class 2A state golf tournament on Wednesday by 10 strokes over WaKeeney-Trego Community at the Salina Municipal Golf Course after having every member of the team earn a state medal by placing in the top 20.

The feeling may not have set in right now, but for the St. Mary’s-Colgan boy’s golf team, it does not take away from the excitement.


The Panthers came out and won the Class 2A state golf tournament on Wednesday by 10 strokes over WaKeeney-Trego Community at the Salina Municipal Golf Course after having every member of the team earn a state medal by placing in the top 20.


It marks the first state boy’s golf title for Colgan since 1996 and the first for seniors Charlie Sloan, Will Hudson and Chas Smith.


“It is an accomplishment” said Colgan golf coach Ed Martin. “I challenged the kids at the athletic banquet. I wanted to set a new school record, win the league, win regionals and win state and we did all of that.”


Sloan ended his senior campaign with a 7-over 79 in rainy and windy conditions throughout the day.


“It is huge,” Sloan said. “It really feels like my first state title.”


For more, see Thursday's issue of The Morning Sun.