Rain gets best of Humboldt golfers

A stormy day in Erie on Monday made for unfavorable conditions for the Humboldt High golf team. The Cubs fielded five golfers on the links and Aiden Galloway led Humboldt with a 23rd place finish.



April 11, 2023 - 2:22 PM

Humboldt’s William Kobold puts a ball in a meet last season. Photo by Richard Luken

ERIE — In the same amount of time it normally takes to shoot a full 18-hole course, the Humboldt High golf team shot only nine at Erie. 

That’s because Monday’s inclement weather caused an almost 2-hour delay after seven holes. Humboldt finished in seventh place while Erie, Caney Valley and Fredonia rounded out the top three places. 

Jayhawk-Linn came in fourth place while Eureka came in fifth and Neodesha was in sixth place. 

Aiden Galloway tied for 23rd place to lead the Cub golfers. Galloway shot a 53 on the nine holes. 

“I was pleased with how the boys played,” said Humboldt head coach Bret Hauser. “For my JV boys, they were able to improve on their scores from the week before (also at Erie) which is impressive as the course was played longer as it was a varsity meet.”

Layne Ellison came in 29th overall after shooting a 58. Ellison shot five strokes on the last hole.

William Kobold came in 32nd place, shooting a 60 on nine holes.

“They all did a good job of finishing after the nearly two-hour delay, which is not easy for anyone to do,” Hauser explained. “It was a good meet to get some varsity experience for all the boys and I look forward to seeing how they compete next week in Fredonia.”

Curt Shannon finished in 35th place, shooting a 62. 

Creed Shannon finished in 40th place with a 65 stroke count.

Humboldt golf competes at Fredonia next Tuesday at 3 p.m.