Sellman reflects on tough day on the links

Iola's Xander Sellman started out the Class 4A State Golf Tournament with a tough hole, but rebounded nicely. His score of 93 was a bit higher than he had hoped, but Sellman is optimistic a brighter future lies ahead for IHS golfers.

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May 25, 2022 - 3:31 PM

Photo by Jeremy Sellman / IHS

NEWTON — A tough start, on the toughest hole in one of the toughest golf courses in the state, spelled early trouble for Xander Sellman Monday.

The Iola High sophomore — making his debut at the Class 4A State Golf Tourament — was set to tee off at Sand Creek Station’s notorious 10th hole, a 589-yard monster with a narrow fairway, a water hazard on one side, out-of-bound markers on the other, and deep bunkers near the green.

And then there were the nerves.

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