For the third time in as many years, Hillsboro High School junior Daniel Kunantaev will play at the 3A state golf tournament.
He tied champion Craig Howell of Wichtia Collegiate Monday at the SE of Saline regional at 71, but settled for second on a scorecard tie-breaker.
The former state runner-up was three strokes ahead of Ben Hatfield of Collegiate and Dalton Schoen of Beloit.
Kunantaev will be the only Trojan represented at the ultimate meet.
HHS missed qualifying as a team by three strokes, taking third place with 339.
Jake Kenney had a steady 87 while Daniel Dick shot 90 and Jared King was not far behind at 92.
Devin Dick shot 97 and Evan Just 102.
Tallgrass Country Club in Wichita will be the site of the 3A state meet.