Frankfort Wins 1A State Golf Title

Frankfort High School 1A State Golf Champions. Photo Courtesy of Frankfort Schools/Facebook

By Bruce Dierking – KNDY Sports

The Frankfort High School golf team won the state 1A title completing play Wednesday in Salina, with a score of 336, four strokes ahead of second place Osborne. Aiden Gerstner finished 4th, in a 3-way tie at 77 two strokes off the champion before a playoff, and Branden Bussman at 79 finished 10th among individuals after a 3-way playoff that had him tied for 8th place. Kobe Hoover of Washington County was 14th, Trent Mars of Centralia 18th, Brandon Anderson of Frankfort 23rd, and Zach Bruna of Hanover 25th place.

Hunter chase of Valley Heights was 8th, Wesley Denton 14th place in the 2A tournament at Hesston.

Jackson Radar of Marysville High School finished 5th in the 3A state golf competition at Emporia, as he initially tied for 10th and finished a playoff. Brant Kieffer was 67th.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.