With a scoring average of 71.3, the Kapaun Mount Carmel boys golf team has already wrapped up a share of the City League title.
If second-place Bishop Carroll wins the City League tournament Tuesday at Clapp Park, then the Crusaders and Eagles would share the crown.
But that seems like a longshot at this point, considering Kapaun has shot a four-man score below 300 in all four league meets, including a 9-under 279 at MacDonald Park two weeks ago, while Carroll has yet to break 300.
So, much of the focus Tuesday will be on the individual scoring champion. Four golfers have a chance.
The Crusaders have the two best scoring averages in the city, with Jack Cantele (69.3) and A.J. Gebert (70.7). Cantele's best round this season was a 67, while Gebert's was a 68.
"Both kids are tremendous competitors, which makes practice and tournaments fun because they don't like to lose to each other," Kapaun coach Dan Phillips said. "A.J. takes a more analytical approach to his round and he knows where to score and where not to score. Jack relies more on feel and takes what comes to him and can make birdies in bunches."
Right behind Cantele and Gebert is Hunter Leichner from Heights and Caleb Childs from Carroll, both of whom have a 72.5 average in the league.
Just a sophomore, Leichner has had four top-three finishes and shot a 69 at a league meet at MacDonald.
"Hunter has gained a lot of distance off the tee and with his irons this season," Heights coach John Loomis said. "He is very confident on the course right now."
Childs, a four-year varsity golfer, has been in the top five in every league meet and took sixth at the always-difficult Hutchinson Invitational last week.
"Caleb has a solid mental game when it comes to course management," Carroll coach Mark Berger said. "He makes adjustments throughout the round and keeps his emotions in check when things don't go as planned."
Other league tourneys — The Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I tournament is Monday at Reflection Ridge, while Division II is Monday at Turkey Creek in McPherson. Divisions III and IV combine for one tournament Tuesday at Quail Ridge in Winfield.
The MCAA plays Monday in Hoisington, the Heart of America is Tuesday in Hesston and the Central Plains is Thursday at Cheney's Cherry Oaks. in Cheney.