The Andover Trojan girls’ golf team claimed the first four spots in the medal standings to win the team title Tuesday of the Newton Invitational at Sand Creek Station.
Andover posted a team score of 158 — a two-over par 38 from top medalist Kelsey Hawley and 40s from Tiffany Chan, Alivia Nguyen and Shauna Lee. Hanna Shaver of Maize South also tied for second at 40.
“It was pretty good,” Hawley said. “I struggled a little early in the round, but then I got a couple pars. I birdied on hole 17. There were really good conditions. Our first tournament was really windy and our last tournament was rained out. This weather was really nice.”
The tourney win was the second for Andover and the first of the year for Hawley, who placed fifth at Derby.
She said she was pushed by her teammates, who finished two strokes behind her.
“I try to keep track of how they are doing,” Hawley said. “We all did pretty good.”
Andover is the defending Class 5A runner-up from last season, finishing behind St. Thomas Aquinas. Hawley, a junior, placed 32nd at state.
“We didn’t do as well as we had hoped,” Hawley said. “We still did well to finish second. I played decent. I think I can do better.”
Maize South was second in the team standings at 175, followed by Winfield at 195, Derby at 200-58, Hutchinson at 200-63 and Salina South at 208.